Boston College Junior running back finishes outstanding career as BC’s all-time leading rusher
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Boston College junior running back AJ Dillon announced Tuesday that he has elected to forego his senior season and enter the 2020 NFL Draft. Dillon’s decorated career included becoming the all-time leading rusher and all-time leader in rushing touchdowns and total touchdowns in Boston College history.
Dillon will not play in BC’s bowl game versus Cincinnati on January 2 in Birmingham, Ala.
He leaves BC with 4,382 yards rushing, 38 rushing touchdowns along with 236 yards receiving and two receiving touchdowns. His 4,618 all-purpose yards are the most in Boston College history.
“Ever since I was a kid playing Pop Warner, it was always my dream to play in the National Football League,” said Dillon. “To have this opportunity now to go chase a childhood dream is all I could ever ask for. I can’t thank my coaches, teammates, and family enough for all of their love and support throughout my time at Boston College. The BC community welcomed me with open arms when I committed and I will always be proud to call myself a BC Eagle.”
For the third straight season, Dillon was named to the All-ACC first-team in 2019. The all-time leading rusher in Boston College history with 4,382 yards, Dillon is fourth nationally in rushing yards (1,685) and rushing yards per game (140.4) in 2019.
His 14 career 150-yard rushing games were the most by any ACC player over the last 20 seasons (Lamar Jackson 13, Dalvin Cook 12).
Dillon finishes his career 227 yards shy of the ACC record for career rushing yards. He leaves BC as the ACC’s fourth-leading rusher in conference history with 4,382 rushing yards.
His four career 200-yard rushing games rank fourth in ACC history while his 20 career 100-yard rushing games are tied for seventh in ACC history and second in BC history.
Dillon is third nationally and leads the ACC with 4,382 career rushing yards among active players. Among the top 10 NCAA active career rushing leaders, Dillon has played in the fewest amount of games.
The New London, Conn. native was a semifinalist for the Doak Walker and Walter Camp Player of the Year Award in 2019.
AJ Dillon Career Statistics
Rushing G Att. Yards TD Long Avg/C Avg/G
2017 13 300 1,589 14 75 5.3 122.2
2018 10 227 1,108 10 74 4.9 110.8
2019 12 318 1,685 14 61 5.3 140.4
CAREER 35 845 4,382 38 75 5.2 125.2
Receiving G Rec. Yards TD Long Avg/C Avg/G
2017 13 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 10 8 41 1 15 5.1 4.1
2019 12 13 195 1 42 15.0 16.2
CAREER 35 21 236 2 42 11.2 6.7