Before suffering an injury as a true freshman, Taylor participated in four games and made one career start. Even though Taylor had a very limited role in Arizona’s season opener versus BYU, he still managed to carry for 261 yards and two scores on 38 attempts.
The greatest evidence was provided by Taylor, who over the course of two games rushed for a total of 267 yards on 37 carries and two touchdowns, especially in Arizona’s convincing victory against Hawaii in Week 3.
Before the injury in the Pac-12 opener, which happened during the Wildcats’ fourth game versus Washington, Taylor was set for a spectacular freshman campaign. Nevertheless, he gained 97 yards on 19 rushes and scored a touchdown.
Taylor, a Corona, California, native and redshirt freshman who participated in all 12 games, led all freshmen in the Pac-12 in rushing with 828 yards per run (6.1 yards/carrier), averaged 69.0 yards per game, and scored five touchdowns.
In the game against Washington State, he had a career-high 153 yards on 14 attempts (10.9 average), rushing for two scores.
Taylor made a significant contribution to Arizona’s run attack, which had a school single-season team record 48 rushing touchdowns and averaged 324.4 yards per game (3rd in the FBS).
Seven times, Arizona carried for 300 yards or more, including two games of 500 yards or more and a UA single-game record of 534 yards against Oregon State. He received the Offensive Freshman of the Year award from the Pac-12.
How Much Does J. J. Taylor Make?
J. J. Taylor earns a yearly wage of $695,000. Taylor will have a base salary of $895,000 in 2022.