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Better Know an Eagle: #32 Jon Hilliman

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Name: Jon Hilliman

Position: Running Back

Number: #32

Year: Junior

Height: 6-foot-0

Weight: 229 lbs.

Hometown: Plainfield, NJ

High School: Saint Peter’s Prep

2016 Stats: Hilliman’s best game was the first game of last year against Georgia Tech when he rushed for 102 yards and a touchdown which included a 73 yard touchdown. Hilliman wasn’t able to reproduce that output the rest of the season as he never went over the century mark again. The New Jersey native finished the season with only 542 yards rushing and 2.9 yards per carry. Hilliman did battle injuries last year so the staff is hoping that he can shake off the injuries from the last two years and return to his 2014 form.

2015 Stats: After an unproductive first three games Hilliman broke out in game #4 by rushing for 119 yards and a touchdown against Northern Illinois. Unfortunately that was the last game Hilliman played that year after a broken foot cost him the rest of the season. As you’ll see by the links below, the expectations for Hilliman were sky high going into 2015 before the injury.

2014 Stats: Hilliman looked like a star in the making as a freshman after he ran for 860 yards and 13 touchdowns. Hilliman had five multi-score games and had an outstanding performance in the bowl against Penn State where he ran for 148 yards on 25 touches.

2017 Projections: As has been the case since Steve Addazio came to BC the backfield is loaded with talent. Hilliman has shown that he can be an impact player and Davon Jones and AJ Dillon have a lot of hype as well. Hilliman will get the starting job but if he starts slow don’t expect Addazio to stick with him unconditionally.

How'd He Get Here: A 4* running back out of New Jersey, Jon chose Boston College over claimed offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Rutgers, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Miami, Michigan, Michigan State, Oregon, Ohio State and numerous other major programs. He originally committed to Rutgers but decommited to join the Eagles after Andre Williams' successful season.

Linkage: Hilliman makes ESPN’s All-ACC Preseason Team

Hilliman Ready to Take Eagles to New Heights