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Wildcats RB Taylor named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week

Posted: 2:49 PM, Sep 24, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-24 20:53:09Z

Arizona Wildcats running back J.J. Taylor was named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week for the way he tore the Oregon State defense to shreds.

The conference made the announcement on its website.

In Arizona's 35-13 in Corvallis Sunday, Taylor ran 27 times for 284 yards and two touchdowns. It was the top rushing performance in FBS football this season, and the fourth-highest in Arizona history.

In addition to his running success, he returned a kickoff for 21 yards. His 305 all-purpose yards are the most by a Pac-12 player this season.

He leads the Pac-12 in rushing and is ninth overall in FBS.

Taylor is a sophomore who attended Peoria's Centennial High School.