CJ Taylor - Football - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#48 CJ Taylor

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Class Freshman
Height 6'1"
Weight 206
Hometown McMinnville, Tenn.
High School Warren County
Bio

The Taylor File
• Lettered three years at Warren County Senior under coach Matt Turner
• Consensus three-star prospect, according to ESPN.com, 247Sports.com and Rivals.com
Listed as the No. 31 prospect in Tennessee by ESPN.com, No. 33 by 247Sports.com and No. 34 by Rivals.com
Selected to play in the 2020 Blue-Grey All-American Bowl
• The 2020 Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Division I, Class 6A award winner
• Warren County’s first Tennessee Titans Mr. Football finalist
• First team Tennessee Sports Writers Association Class 6A All-State selection as a senior
• Region 3-6A Most Valuable Player in 2020
• Served as a quarterback for the Pioneers, guiding the 2020 team to an 8-3 record, the program’s best in 40 years, and a third-place finish in Region 3-6A
• In career, totaled 2,989 rushing yards, 41 rushing touchdowns, 796 passing yards, 115 receiving yards, 142 kickoff return yards, 368 punt return yards, 174 tackles, six interceptions and 2.0 sacks
• Rushed for 1,767 yards with 23 touchdowns and threw for 492 yards with five touchdowns and three interceptions as a senior
• On defense during final campaign, tallied 57 tackles with 4.0 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks, three interceptions, three caused fumbles and two fumble recoveries
• As a junior, rushed for 891 yards and 15 touchdowns while throwing for 304 yards
• Booked 65 tackles and two interceptions during 2019 campaign
• As a sophomore, rushed for 334 yards and three scores to go along with 67 tackles and one interception
• Member of the basketball program for coach Chris Sullens earning second team all-midstate honors from Main Street Preps as a senior in 2020-21
• Eclipsed the 1,000-point mark in basketball, becoming the school’s first student to finish with 3,000 career football total yards and 1,000 career basketball points
• As a junior in 2019, hit a buzzer-beating three to give the Pioneers their first district title in 43 years, cementing district tournament most valuable player accolades
• Son of Brandy Pinegar and Chad Taylor
• Has two older brothers, Jordan and Dominque, and an older sister, Jasmine
• Cousin, Alontae Taylor, is a junior defensive back for the University of Tennessee, having played in 32 games with 97 tackles and an interception
• Undeclared major