The all-American running back
Entering his junior year, AJ Dillon has not disappointed and 2019 promises to be even better.
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Despite missing two games with a high-ankle sprain — and being hampered by the injury to close out 2018 — Dillon still had a fantastic season. He ran for 1,108 yards, in the process becoming the first player in Boston College history to run for 1,000 or more yards in each of their first two seasons.
Dillon also had ten touchdowns in earning a first-team all-ACC selection at running back.
The injury certainly played a part in Dillon’s effectiveness down the stretch. He went over 100 yards rushing only once in the last four games, totaling 116 against Florida State.
Dillon has the ability to pick up yards in big chunks and will be the focal point of the Boston College offense. While true that he was dealing with the effects of the ankle injury, it didn’t help that teams loaded up to stop Dillon. The passing game was inept at times, only making things more difficult for Dillon.
Running behind the excellent line will only help Dillon standout. An effective aerial attack will help matters immensely.