AJ Dillon is not ordinary.
Dillon is similar to many running backs in that he was a heralded track runner and has less than 10% body fat. That is pretty much where the similarities end. You see, AJ is a 6-foot, 250lb running back for Boston College, who runs with a great blend of speed and power. In high school, he set the Massachusetts state record in the 100-meter dash, at roughly the same size he is now. So what has he done in the BC weight room? He’s chiseled down to 5% body fat. Oh yea, and for good measure, he has a 39-inch vertical leap.
Quite simply, AJ Dillon is a bully on the field.
Following a freshman season that saw Dillon run for 1589 yards and 14 touchdowns, expectations were sky-high for his sophomore year. However due to being struck by the injury bug for a portion of the season, Dillon “only” rushed for 1108 yards and 10 touchdowns.
As Dillon prepares to enter his third, and likely final season on Chestnut Hill, the expectations remain. He was named a preseason all-ACC player and is a legitimate dark-horse Heisman candidate.
Off the field, AJ is just as unique as he is on the field. Look no further than his confession this week at ACC media days.
AJ Dillon says he started eating @Motts apple sauce at Thanksgiving in 7th grade because they didn’t have cranberry. Now he eats it all the time, including putting it on Mac & Cheese. Has already had 2 cups & a squeeze pouch today. pic.twitter.com/ZqtRt4q5V0
— That’s so David (@ADavidHaleJoint) July 17, 2019
OK then. Well, I guess that’s why his nickname is The Sauce. Not only does AJ really, really like applesauce, but like all jocks, he also has a passion for photography. Dillon started 2 Focused Photography which he uses to share his passion.
Dillon’s uniqueness on the field makes him one of the most special players to watch. His uniqueness off it gives us even more to talk about.