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Better Know A Dude 2015: #32 Running Back Jon Hilliman

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A star in the making, better get to know the sophomore running back.

Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Name: Jonathan Hilliman

Number: #32

Year: Sophomore

Position: Running Back

Height: 6-foot-0

Weight: 224 lbs.

Hometown: Plainfield, NJ

High School: St. Peters

2013 Stats (HS): Captured 2013 MaxPreps All-America honors ... earned all-State recognition ... captured Hudson County Player of the Year honors as a senior; earned All-Hudson County first-team selection ... earned 2013 All-Non-Public first-team honors as well as all-county first-team recognition ... became the school's first 2000-yard rusher; carried 216 times for 2,007 yards and 33 touchdowns as a senior; also caught 12 passes for 148 yards and one touchdown ... also ran track.(via BCeagles.com)

2014 Stats: What a break out year for the freshman Hilliman. He ran for 860 yards and 13 touchdowns. Scored multiple times 5 times last year, and had his break out game against one of the best rushing defenses in the country, Penn State where he ran for 148 yards on 25 touches.

2015 Projections: The Eagles have quite the stable of running backs, but Hilliman should be the feature back. Looking at his weight from '14-'15 he looks to have put on a little over ten pounds, which is huge for a physical bruising back. He is going to be the most exciting offensive weapon week in and week out, and I expect him to not only get more touches, but also raise his yards per carry.

Over/Under: 1100 yards, 15 touchdowns

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.

What Steve Addazio Thinks about Hilliman and Outlow: "We're talking about two big-time backs and I anticipate them playing right away. My mindset is to play this class. Does that mean everyone will play right away? No, but I want to play this class. I told them we'll get them in, get them playing, and build it for the future. There's some real talent in this class. You mention two guys who are dynamic players, both big running backs. We're still going to maintain a big, physical presence even though we'll have a little more of a spread component attached to us. We're not going lose our identity as a big, physical team but we'll be able to do it in a few different ways and add a bit of an option to the game. These guys are coming in to carry that rock and they'll be able to do that."

Could Hilliman Be The Best Running Back in The ACC In 2015?

Here Hilliman talk about last year's Penn State game:

Twitter: He is found on Twitter under the handle @J_M_H23

Uniform History: There have been some notable players that have worn #32 during their tenure at Boston College. Running back Darnell Campbell was a starting running back in 1993, wore the number on his way to rushing for over 1,000 yards. DeJuan Daniels changed from cornerback to wide receiver and became a contributing member of the 2000 team with a dozen catches. Andre Callender a running back who caught Matt Ryan's pass against Virginia Tech in 2007 wore #32. Kevin Pierre Louis, now a linebacker with the Seattle Seahawks, wore the number during his time as a starter for the Eagles.

Linkage:

Better Know A Dude 2014: #32 RB Jon Hilliman (BC Interruption)

Freshmen looking forward to homecoming (BCeagles.com)

Boston College Football: Jonathan Hilliman Decommits From Rutgers Commits To Boston College (BCI)

Jon Hilliman Named To Maxwell Award Watch List (Boston Herald)

Jonathan's Game Film Highlights: Click Here