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Boston College Football: RB Jon Hilliman Named To Maxwell Award Watch List

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Two days, two honors for the Eagles.

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Yesterday it was reported that Myles Willis was named to the Hornung Award Watch List. Today it's fellow running back Jon Hilliman's turn to be honored. This time Hilliman was named to the Maxwell Award watch list, an award given to the best player in the country. This is a major honor for Jon, who ran for 860 yards and 13 touchdowns as a freshman. He had a break out performance against Penn State in the Pinstripe Bowl when he ran for 148 yards against one of the best rushing defenses in the country.

The following players were named to the watch list as well:


Kyle Allen, QB, Texas A&M
Tommy Armstrong Jr., QB, Nebraska
J.T. Barrett, QB, Ohio State
Mike Bercovici, QB, Arizona State
Devontae Booker, RB, Utah
Tyler Boyd, WR, Pittsburgh
Trevone Boykin, QB, TCU
Matt Breida, RB, Georgia Southern
Jacoby Brissett, QB, N.C. State
Leonte Carroo, WR, Rutgers
Nick Chubb, RB, Georgia
Corey Clement, RB, Wisconsin
Alex Collins, RB, Arkansas
James Conner, RB, Pittsburgh
Dalvin Cook, RB, Florida State
Connor Cook, QB, Michigan State
Pharoh Cooper, WR, South Carolina
Marcus Cox, RB, Appalachian State
Kenneth Dixon, RB, Louisiana Tech
Joshua Dobbs, QB, Tennessee
Josh Doctson, WR, TCU
Brandon Doughty, QB, Western Kentucky
Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State
Kenneth Farrow, RB, Houston
D.J. Foster, WR, Arizona State
Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU
Jarvion Franklin, RB, Western Michigan
Royce Freeman, RB, Oregon
Jared Goff, QB, California
Everett Golson, QB, Florida State
Aaron Green, RB, TCU
Christian Hackenberg, QB, Penn State
DaeSean Hamilton, WR, Penn State
Russell Hansbrough, RB, Missouri
Derrick Henry, RB, Alabama
Rashard Higgins, WR, Colorado State
Taysom Hill, QB, BYU
Jon Hilliman, RB, Boston College
Kevin Hogan, QB, Stanford
Kareem Hunt, RB, Toledo
Jalen Hurd, RB, Tennessee
Justin Jackson, RB, Northwestern
Jeremy Johnson, QB, Auburn
Devon Johnson, RB, Marshall
Cardale Jones, QB, Ohio State
Aaron Jones, RB, UTEP
Brad Kaaya, QB, Miami
Chuckie Keeton, QB, Utah State
Cody Kessler, QB, USC
Gunner Kiel, QB, Cincinnati
Fredi Knighten, QB, Arkansas State
Shock Linwood, RB, Baylor
Paxton Lynch, QB, Memphis
Marlon Mack, RB, South Florida
Maty Mauk, QB, Missouri
Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford
Elijah McGuire, RB, Louisiana-Lafayette
Braxton Miller, QB, Ohio State
Samaje Perine, RB, Oklahoma
Paul Perkins, RB, UCLA
Dak Prescott, QB, Mississippi State
Donnel Pumphrey, RB, San Diego State
Brandon Radcliff, RB, Louisville
Keenan Reynolds, QB, Navy
Mason Rudolph, QB, Oklahoma State
Seth Russell, QB, Baylor
Sterling Shepard, WR, Oklahoma
Anu Solomon, QB, Arizona
Nelson Spruce, WR, Colorado
Nate Sudfeld, QB, Indiana
Justin Thomas, QB, Georgia Tech
Laquon Treadwell, WR, Ole Miss
DeAndre Washington, RB, Texas Tech
Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson
Jonathan Williams, RB, Arkansas
Duke Williams, WR, Auburn
Marquise Williams, QB, North Carolina
Nick Wilson, RB, Arizona
Storm Woods, RB, Oregon State
Malik Zaire QB, Notre Dame

Good luck, Jon!