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J.J. Taylor tabbed as third team AP All-American

But not as a running back

<span data-author="5158751">jj-taylor-arizona-wildcats-college-football-ap-all-american-all-purpose-running-back </span> Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images

While the Arizona Wildcats as a team did not have a particularly good 2018 season, several players did excel on an individual level.

That includes running back J.J. Taylor, who on Monday was named to the Associated Press All-America team. Taylor is listed as the third-team selection for all-purpose player rather than at running back.

Taylor finished second in the Pac-12 with 1,434 rushing yards, the most for an Arizona player since 2013, but was the conference leader in all-purpose yards at 2,107. The latter figure ranks second nationally behind Memphis’ Darrell Henderson (2,328).

A redshirt sophomore this season, Taylor heads into 2019 ranked eighth in school history with 2,540 rushing yards. He is 1,699 behind career leader Ka’Deem Carey.