The regular season has concluded for the Boston College Eagles, and now the rewards for their hard work can start to pour in. Today it was announced that nine Eagles were named to various All-ACC teams.
Per the school’s official release:
Boston College tied a school record with nine players earning All-ACC football honors, the Atlantic Coast Conference announced Monday. True freshman running back AJ Dillon was named first team All-ACC and tied with Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson for most votes among the all-conference teams. Dillon is the first true freshman running back to be named first team All-ACC since T.A. McLendon of NC State in 2002. He is also the first BC true freshman to collect first team All-ACC accolades since linebacker Luke Kuechly in 2009.
In addition to Dillon, junior free safety Lukas Denis and junior offensive tackle Chris Lindstrom earned second team All-ACC honors, senior defensive end Harold Landry, senior linebacker Ty Schwab, junior tight end Tommy Sweeney and junior specialist Michael Walker collected third team All-ACC accolades while junior defensive end Zach Allen and junior offensive guard Sam Schmal were name All-ACC honorable mention.
BC had the third most players named this year, only trailing Clemson (13) and Miami (10). The last time BC had this many players honored was in 2013, and they also had nine nominated in 2007 and 2008.
This is the first major end of the year award for A.J. Dillon who rushed for 1438 yards and 13 touchdowns as a freshman. He was the leading vote getter in all positions, sharing that title with Louisville Cardinals quarterback Lamar Jackson.
Surely this will be the first of many awards for Dillon. Congratulations to all the Eagles who were honored today.