HERO Sports is counting down the 100 days until the kickoff of the 2018 college football season on Saturday, Aug. 25, with daily trivia. Each day, from May 17 through Aug. 24, we'll publish one college football trivia question.
Jonathan Taylor was an under-the-radar recruit ranked miles behind Najee Harris, Cam Akers and the other top running backs in the 2017 class. But the 5-foot-11, 215-pounder from New Jersey had a far better season that Harris, Akers or any other true freshman running back last season.
For years, freshmen were not allowed to play football, ruled ineligible by the NCAA until their sophomore years. When did that change?
In what year did the NCAA allow freshmen to be eligible for football?
Freshmen were not eligible for any sport until 1968, when the NCAA allowed them to compete in all sports but football and basketball. Four years later, with the institution of Title IX, that changed and all freshmen became eligible for competition during the 1972-73 academic year.
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