Tory Taylor Adjusting to Leadership Role

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Tory Taylor understands — he’s the old guy in the Iowa football building.

“In any athletic department, probably,” the Hawkeyes’ punter joked on Tuesday.

Taylor is 24 years old — he’ll turn 25 before next season — and, although he’s just in his third year of playing football, he’s a veteran voice around the Hawkeyes.

So, the coaching staff tells him, speak up.

“Coaches will be like, ‘I know you don’t want to, but sometimes you don’t have a choice,’” Taylor said. “Which I kind of take as a compliment, because it means guys look up to me. It makes me feel good about myself.”

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