Denver, CO—Ascent Protein has announced professional football player Jonathan Taylor as their newest Ascent Athlete.

Taylor finished the 2021 season leading all professional running backs in rushing yards (1,811) and touchdowns (20), according to a press release from Ascent Protein. He is the youngest player in professional football history to reach 2,000 scrimmage yards (with a total of 2,171) and 20 scrimmage touchdowns in a single season. He finished his collegiate career as the sixth all-time leading rusher and the first player in history to rush for more than 6,000 yards in a three-year span.

"I've been using Ascent Protein since I turned pro in 2019 and their products have made a huge impact on my on-field success," said Taylor in the press release. "Ascent not only tastes great but provides my body with a clean fuel to help me recover after every workout and game. Their commitment to using zero artificial ingredients gives me complete confidence in their products and I couldn't be more excited to announce this partnership to continue to work hard and recover right with Ascent Protein."

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Ascent offers a line of sports nutrition products made using only real food ingredients, and using no artificial flavors or sweeteners. All of the products are Informed Choice Certified, meaning that they are third-party tested for banned substances.

"We're excited to welcome Jonathan to Team Ascent," said Kirsten Karlsson, Associate Marketing Director of Ascent Protein. "Jonathan truly lives and breathes hard work and we're committed to providing him with clean and pure sports nutrition products to help him perform at an elite-level every day. He had a huge 2021 season and he's ready to come back even stronger in 2022—we couldn't be more thrilled to be supporting him."