Jonathan Taylor’s girlfriend Ayanna Chapman revealed after five-touchdown game

Joshua Rogers November 22, 2021
Jonathan Taylor’s girlfriend Ayanna Chapman revealed after five-touchdown game
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After scoring five touchdowns in an upset win over the Buffalo Bills yesterday, fans want to know more about Jonathan Taylor’s girlfriend Ayanna Chapman.

Jonathan Taylor is a running back for the Indianapolis Colts. He was selected in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft with the 41st pick.

Taylor was a stand-out college player at Wisconsin, finishing his college career as the No. 6 all-time rusher in the NCAA. He is the first player in history to rush for more than 6,000 yards in any three-year span.

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RB upsets Bills with five touchdowns

On Sunday (21 November 2021), Taylor scored five touchdowns in the Colts’ 41-15 victory over the Buffalo Bills.

Taylor had a career-high 32 carries for 185 yards, and became only the 18th player in NFL history to score five touchdowns.

He has now broken clear of the injured Derrick Henry as the league’s leading rusher. Taylor has also tied Hall of Famer LaDainian Tomlinson and Lydell Mitchell with an NFL record eight consecutive games of 100-plus scrimmage yards and one-plus rushing touchdown.

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Meet Jonathan Taylor’s girlfriend, Ayanna Chapman

After his historic scoring night yesterday, fans were curious about Jonathan Taylor’s girlfriend.

Taylor’s girlfriend is Ayanna Chapman, who he has been dating since his high-school days. Jonathan attended Salem High School in Salem, New Jersey, where he met Chapman when he was about 15 years old.

Ayanna is the daughter of Lydia and Eddie Chapman, and has three siblings – Kewanee, Alycia and Kayla.

Just like Taylor, Ayanna Chapman is fond of sports. At Salem High School she was a crucial midfielder in the school’s field hockey team. She was also a member of the National Honors Society and went on to be a political science student at Ball State.

Jonathan has mostly kept their relationship private but has uploaded the occasional picture of the couple together on Instagram.

The 22-year-old running back uploaded one last year with the caption: “Happy Valentine’s Day.”

Who are Jonathan Taylor’s parents?

Jonathan Taylor was born on 19 January 1999 to Elizabeth Taylor and Jonathan James. Not a great deal is known about them. However, his father played basketball for San Francisco State from 1982 to 1986.

The Colts star has kept his parents away from the spotlight but did share a photo of them ahead of getting drafted.

Taylor could be seen with his mother and father, with proud dad Jonathan wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with the slogan: “Family of Jonathan Taylor.”

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Joshua is a senior sports writer with over four years' experience in online writing. He graduated with a BA in Ancient History from The University of Manchester before receiving an MA in Sports Journalism from The University of Central Lancashire. He became a trending writer for a leading social publisher and later spent time covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online. He then moved to a social marketing agency where he acted as website editor. His specialties on The Focus include F1, tennis, NBA, NFL and combat sports.