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Take 10: True Freshman Running Back AJ Dillon

Learn more about the Eagles' newest running back with these 10 fast facts.

Young Gun: True freshman

Education: Enrolled in the Morrissey College of Arts & Sciences as a communication major.

Hometown: New London, Conn.

Position: Running back

Local Roots: Led Lawrence Academy (Northern Mass.) to the ISL and Wayne Sanborn titles in 2015.

Awards and Accomplishments: 2015 NEPSAC Class B Co-Player of the Year

Junior Year: Rushed for 1,887 yards and 26 touchdowns.

Decisions, Decisions: Dillon originally committed to Michigan, before decommitting and declaring his pledge to BC in December of 2016, stating that he wanted to remain local and commit to a school where he was a priority, not a contingency.

Senior Sendoff: Rushed for over 600 yards and 12 touchdowns before a leg injury ended his season.

Rankings: Rated the No. 1 player in Massachusetts and the nation’s 20th best 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. Rated as the top running back in Massachusetts and the nation’s 39th best running back by Scout.com.

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