2018 Football Roster

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AJ Dillon

2 AJ Dillon

  • Class
    Sophomore
  • Position
    Running Back
  • Height
    6-0
  • Weight
    245
  • Hometown
    New London, Conn.
  • Highschool
    Lawrence Academy

Biography

DILLON’S CAREER HIGHS
Rush attempts: 39 at Louisville, 10/14/17
Rush yards: 272 at Louisville, 10/14/17
Long rush: 75 at Louisville, 10/14/17
Rushing TDs: 4 at Louisville, 10/14/17
Receptions: 2 (3x), last vs. Miami, 10/26/18
Receiving Yards: 27 vs. UMass, 9/1/18
Longest Reception: 15 vs. UMass, 9/1/18
 
2018 (SOPHOMORE): All-ACC First Team... New England Football Writers All-New England Team... ACC Preseason Player of the Year... 2018 Preseason All-America selection by AP, Sports Illustrated, Phil Steele, Athlon and Lindy’s Sports... on the Doak Walker and Maxwell Award watch lists... among the Walter Camp Football Foundation’s “50 Player to Watch” entering 2018... ran for 98 yards and totaled 125 yards of total offense with 27 yards on two catches vs. UMass (9/1/18)... caught his first career pass and ran for a 15-yard TD in the win over the Minutemen... averaged 24.8 yards per carry with 149 yards on just six carries and three touchdowns in three series vs. Holy Cross (9/1/18)... three TDs in three series came just 8:05 into the game vs. the Crusaders, including a 74-yard TD run on the first play of the Eagles’ second drive... carried the ball 33 times for 185 yards, including a 45-yard TD run to open the scoring at Wake Forest (9/13/18) and was named the ACC Running Back of the Week... rushed for 59 yards on 19 carries at Purdue (9/22/18) and added two catches... totaled 161 yards on the ground on 28 carries and scored two touchdowns, including a 52-yard scoring run against Temple (9/29/18)... returned from injury to rush for 149 yards on 32 carries, including a 14-yard score, against No. 25 Miami (10/26/18) and caught two passes for 14 yards... scored a first-quarter touchdown and finished with 96 yards on 24 carries at Virginia Tech (11/3/18)... carried the ball 16 times for 39 yards vs. Clemson (11/10/18) and caught one pass... rushed for 116 yards on 37 carries and two touchdowns at Florida State (11/17/18)... ran the ball 12 times for 56 yards and caught one pass against No. 19 Syracuse (11/24/18).

2017 (FRESHMAN): ACC Rookie of the Year and ACC Offensive Rookie of the Year, the first BC player to win either award … finished the season with 1,589 rushing yards, seventh nationally and second among all freshmen nationally … FWAA Freshman All-American, the first Eagle to be named to the FWAA team since Luke Kuechly in 2009 … ESPN.com Freshman All-American … 1,589 rushing yards were the most by any freshman in BC history and second in ACC history … fourth in Boston College single-season history with 1,589 rushing yards … rushed for 1,256 rushing yards over the last seven games, the most of any player in the country … tied for the most All-ACC votes with former Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson en route to All-ACC first team honors … four games of 190+ yards of rushing … recipient of the 79th annual George "Bulger" Lowe Award, "New England's Heisman Trophy" and one of America's oldest college football accolades … first career touchdown at No. 2 Clemson (9/23/17) … first BC true freshman running back since 2014 to rush for 100 yards in a game with his 120 yards against Central Michigan (9/30/17) … breakout performance in the win at Louisville (10/14/17) where he rushed for 272 yards and four touchdowns on 39 carries (all career-highs) … named the Walter Camp Football Foundation National Offensive Player of the Week for games on Oct. 14, becoming the fifth BC player since 2004 to earn the honor … named ACC Rookie of the Week and Co-Offensive Back of the Week for his efforts in the win at Louisville … 272 yards rushing were the seventh-highest single-game total nationally in 2017 and the most by a true freshman … set a BC freshman record with 272 yards and the third-highest single-game total in school history … in ACC history, the 11th-best rushing day and the second-most yards ever in a game by a freshman … four rushing touchdowns tied for third in BC single-game history while the 39 carries are tied for the fifth-most in BC single-game history … scored on a career-long 75-yard touchdown run in which he stiff armed a defender to go the distance … third career 100-yard game with 149 rushing yards and a touchdown in the 35-3 win over Florida State (10/27/17) … 196 yards, including a 66-yard touchdown run, against No. 23 NC State (11/11/17) … became the first BC player to go over 1,000 yards rushing in a season since 2014 after his 196 yards against the Wolfpack … 200 yards rushing and two touchdowns in the win against UConn at Fenway Park (11/18/17) … three touchdowns and 193 yards rushing on 23 carries in the 42-14 win over Syracuse (11/25/17) … rushed for 157 yards and a touchdown in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl against Iowa (12/27/17), his seventh 100-yard game of the season.
 
HIGH SCHOOL: Standout running back for head coach Paul Zukauskas at Lawrence Academy in Massachusetts … rated the No. 1 player in Massachusetts and the nation’s No. 20 running back according to Rivals.com … rated as the No. 2 player in Massachusetts and the nation’s 38th best running back according to ESPN … listed as the 39th-best running back in the nation, the top running back in Massachusetts and the fourth-best running back in the East by Scout.com … 2015 NEPSAC Class B Co-Player of the Year … totaled 12 touchdowns and rushed for over 600 yards in Lawrence Academy’s first four games his senior season before a season-ending leg injury … rushed for 297 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Spartans to a win over Milton Academy the week prior to his injury … rushed for 1,887 yards and 26 touchdowns as a junior … averaged 10.9 yards per carry during his junior season … led Lawrence Academy to the ISL and Wayne Sanborn titles in 2015.
 
PERSONAL: Algiers Jameal William Dillon ... enrolled as a communication major in the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences ... son of Charles and Jessyca Campbell.

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