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12/13/17 - (OLB) - Harold Landry, Sr, 6-2, 250
DE Harold Landry of Boston College, one of the top pass-rushing prospects for the 2018 NFL Draft, told Dane Brugler of NFLDraftScout.com that he is "fully committed" to playing in the Senior Bowl as he recovers from an ankle injury. Landry is ranked as the 18th-best overall prospect by NFLDraftScout.com. He missed the final four games in an injury-plagued senior season in which he recorded five sacks and 8.5 tackles for loss. Landry (6-3, 250) set the Boston College single-season record with a national-best 16.5 sacks last year as a junior, when he earned some second-team All-America honors. He had 22 tackles for loss last season.


12/05/17 - (RB) - AJ Dillon, Fr, 6-0, 240
2017 ASSOCIATED PRESS ACC NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR: A.J. Dillon, Boston College...Dillon was the first true freshman running back to be named first-team All-ACC since T.A. McLendon of NC State in 2002. He was also the first BC true freshman to collect first-team All-ACC accolades since linebacker Luke Kuechly in 2009. He is just the second freshman in ACC history with two 200-yard games. Dillon has been at his best as the Eagles have rolled off five wins in their final six games of the season. During the last six games, Dillon has rushed for 1,099 yards and 11 touchdowns. He has averaged 183.2 yards per game over the last half of the season. - Boston College Football


12/02/17 - (DE) - Zach Allen, Jr, 6-5, 285
2017 ALL-ACC FOOTBALL HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES/MEDIA): DE Zach Allen, Jr., Boston College, 38 Votes,...Despite leading the nation in tackles by a defensive lineman with 93, Allen was named All-ACC honorable mention. The Connecticut native has been one of the most disruptive players in the country in 2017, totaling a team-best 14.5 tackles-for-loss and tying for the team-lead with five sacks. Allen ranks second on the team with 93 tackles and totaled 40 tackles against nationally-ranked Clemson, Notre Dame, Virginia Tech and NC State in 2017. - Boston College Football


12/02/17 - (OG) - Sam Schmal, rJr, 6-6, 310
2017 ALL-ACC FOOTBALL HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES/MEDIA): OG Sam Schmal, Sr., Boston College, 36 Votes,...Schmal garnered All-ACC honorable mention honors for the first time as part of one of the top offensive lines in the ACC. The Georgia native played in all 12 games with 11 starts at left guard. BC scored 40+ points five times this season, the most since 2007 (five games). - Boston College Football


12/02/17 - (OLB) - Ty Schwab, Sr, 6-0, 229
2017 ALL-ACC FOOTBALL THIRD TEAM (COACHES/MEDIA): LB Ty Schwab, Sr., Boston College, 53 Votes,...Schwab collected All-ACC honors for the first time in his career after leading the Eagles with 101 tackles in 2017. The Florida native has played the best football of his career as a senior, totaling 8.5 tackles-for-loss and four sacks to go along with two interceptions and a forced fumble this season. Schwab has made 31 starts over his four-year career and played in 47 games for the Eagles, with 179 career tackles. - Boston College Football


12/02/17 - (OLB) - Harold Landry, Sr, 6-2, 250
2017 ALL-ACC FOOTBALL THIRD TEAM (COACHES/MEDIA): DE Harold Landry, Sr., Boston College, 61 Votes,...Landry earned All-ACC honors for the third time in his career after an injury-riddled senior campaign. The North Carolina product played in eight games before an ankle injury forced him to miss the final four games of the regular season. Landry is tied for the team lead with five sacks and ranks second in BC career history with 26.0 sacks. - Boston College Football


12/02/17 - (OG) - Chris Lindstrom, Jr, 6-3, 305
2017 ALL-ACC FOOTBALL SECOND TEAM (COACHES/MEDIA): OT Chris Lindstrom, Jr., Boston College, 55 Votes,...Lindstrom was BC's highest-graded offensive linemen the entire season and led a productive unit that ranked second in the ACC - and tied for 12th nationally - with just 13 sacks allowed all season. The Dudley, Mass., native was the key cog in a rushing offense that is 25th nationally, averaging 224.2 yards per game. - Boston College Football


12/02/17 - (RB) - AJ Dillon, Fr, 6-0, 240
2017 ALL-ACC FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM (COACHES/MEDIA): RB AJ Dillon, Fr., Boston College, 171 Votes,...Dillon's magnificent rookie campaign was one of the best by any ACC freshman running back in conference history. The New London, Conn., native has rushed for 1,432 yards, the second-most by any freshman in ACC history. Dillon is second among all freshmen nationally in rushing and 15th overall. He set a new BC freshman rushing record with 1,432 yards and is tied for sixth in BC single-season history in rushing. He is just the second freshman in ACC history with two 200-yard games. - Boston College Football


12/02/17 - (WR) - Michael Walker, Jr, 5-11, 195
2017 ALL-ACC FOOTBALL THIRD TEAM (COACHES/MEDIA): SP Michael Walker, Jr., Boston College, 45 Votes,...Walker is another first-time All-ACC recipient as a return specialist. The Florida native leads the nation with 1,110 combined kick return yards and is fifth nationally averaging 13.7 yards per punt return. Walker leads the ACC in punt returns (13.7) and is fifth in the conference in kickoff returns (24.3). Walker is fifth in BC single-season history with 754 kickoff return yards in 2017. - Boston College Football


12/02/17 - (TE) - Tommy Sweeney, rJr, 6-4, 255
2017 ALL-ACC FOOTBALL THIRD TEAM (COACHES/MEDIA): TE Tommy Sweeney, Jr., Boston College, 41 Votes,...Sweeney nabbed All-ACC honors for the first time in his career and became the first BC tight end since Ryan Purvis in 2008 to garner All-ACC accolades. The New Jersey native is second on the team in receptions (29) and receiving yards (375) and leads BC with three touchdown receptions in 2017. Sweeney has started all 12 games for Boston College this year. - Boston College Football


12/02/17 - (FS) - Lukas Denis, Jr, 5-11, 188
2017 ALL-ACC FOOTBALL SECOND TEAM (COACHES/MEDIA): S Lukas Denis, Jr., Boston College, 94 Votes,...In his first year as a starter at free safety, Denis put together a strong season to earn All-ACC honors for the first time. The Everett, Mass., native is tied for the national lead with seven interceptions, which is for fourth in Boston College single-season history. Denis is tied for 11th nationally with 16 passes defended in 2017 and ranks third on the team with 80 tackles. - Boston College Football


11/29/17 - (RB) - AJ Dillon, Fr, 6-0, 240
2017 ACC ROOKIE & OFFENSIVE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR (COACHES/MEDIA): AJ Dillon, Boston College 47 Votes...Boston College freshman running back AJ Dillon has been voted the 2017 Atlantic Coast Conference Football Rookie of the Year, and Virginia free safety Brenton Nelson earned ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year honors. Dillon, who also received the nod as ACC Offensive Rookie of the Year, was selected as the league's top overall first-year player by 47 voters on a select panel of 45 media members and the league's 14 head coaches. A native of New London, Connecticut, Dillon has rushed for 1,432 yards, the second-most by any freshman in ACC history. Dillon ranks second among all freshmen nationally this season in rushing and 15th among all players. He already holds the Boston College freshman rushing record heading into the Eagles' postseason bowl game and is tied for sixth in school single-season history in rushing.

Dillon is just the second freshman in ACC history to post two 200-yard games in his first season. Dillon was named the National Player of the Week following Boston College's road win at Louisville, where he carried 39 times for 272 yards and four touchdowns. He earned first-team honors in the 2017 All-ACC voting, matching reigning Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson as this year's leading vote-getter. Wake Forest wide receiver Greg Dortch received six votes in both the ACC overall and Offensive Rookie of the Year voting, followed by Clemson running back Travis Etienne with four votes and Virginia Tech quarterback Josh Jackson with two. - ACC Football

11/27/17 - (SS) - Will Harris, Jr, 6-1, 210
NOV 27 ACC CO-DEFENSIVE BACK OF THE WEEK: Will Harris, Boston College, Jr., S, 6-2, 210, Suwanee, Ga.,...Harris totaled seven tackles, recovered two fumbles and scored his first career touchdown on a 30-yard fumble return in the Eagles' 42-14 win at Syracuse. It was the third non-offensive touchdown scored by BC this season. Harris also notched his fourth fumble recovery of the season in the fourth quarter. - ACC Football


11/25/17 - (RB) - AJ Dillon, Fr, 6-0, 240
Boston College backup quarterback Darius Wade enjoyed a career day and running back AJ Dillon continued his stellar freshman season as the Eagles thumped Syracuse 42-14 Saturday in an Atlantic Coast Conference game at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse. Wade, a graduate senior, reached career highs in completions (16 in 20 attempts) and yards (248), and he also threw for one touchdown with no interceptions. Wade is subbing for starter Anthony Brown, who suffered a season-ending injury to his right leg against North Carolina State on Nov. 11. Dillon, who entered the game ranked second in the ACC to Louisville's Lamar Jackson in rushing yards per game (112.6), gained 193 yards on 23 carries with three touchdowns. Led by Dillon, the Eagles (7-5, 4-4 ACC) won five of their last six regular-season games to and qualified for a bowl game for the fourth time in five years. Syracuse, which hasn't appeared in a bowl game since 2013, finished 4-8 overall, 2-6 in the ACC. The Orange went 0-5 after shocking then-No. 2 Clemson 27-24 on Oct. 13 at the Carrier Dome. Starting quarterback Eric Dungey missed his third consecutive game with a foot injury, and Syracuse started third-stringer Rex Culpepper against the Eagles. Culpepper completed 24 of 34 passes for 280 yards and two touchdowns, but also tossed one interception and lost two fumbles. - The Sports Xchange


11/20/17 - (RB) - AJ Dillon, Fr, 6-0, 240
NOV 20 ACC ROOKIE OF THE WEEK: AJ Dillon, Boston College, Fr., RB, 6-0, 240, New London, Conn.,...Dillon finished with his second career 200-yard game in Saturday night's win over UConn at Fenway Park. The Connecticut native rushed for an even 200 yards on 34 carries and two touchdowns to lead the Eagles past the Huskies. Dillon had two 50-plus yard runs in the first half and totaled 140 yards and a touchdown at halftime. Dillon now ranks 10th in Boston College single-season history with 1,239 rushing yards. Dillon is fourth among ACC freshmen all-time in single-season rushing as well and joins Amos Lawrence of North Carolina (1977) as only the second ACC freshman to post two 200-yard rushing games in a season. - ACC Football


11/19/17 - (RB) - AJ Dillon, Fr, 6-0, 240
Freshman AJ Dillon ran for 200 yards and two touchdowns and Boston College became bowl-eligible with a 39-16 nonconference rout of Connecticut at Fenway Park in Boston on Saturday night. Jon Hilliman ran for 107 yards and two touchdowns as the Eagles (6-5) won for the fourth time in the last five games. Prior to that, the BC season was going nowhere and there was talk of coach Steve Addazio losing his job. But he now has four bowl bids in his five years at the Heights. Dillon, already BC's all-time leading freshman rusher, had a 53-yard touchdown run among his 24 carries, while Hilliman ran 38 yards for a score as BC sent UConn (3-8) to its fourth straight loss.

Darius Wade, who will start at quarterback for Boston College for the remainder of his senior year after starter Anthony Brown was lost for the season in the previous game, was 7 of 15 for 55 yards and a 2-yard touchdown pass to Chris Garrison. It was Garrison's first college touchdown. Defensive back Taj-Amir Torres returned an interception of a David Pindell pass 65 yards for the Eagles' other touchdown. UConn opened the scoring on a career-best 50-yard field goal by Michael Tarbutt and was in position to make it 6-0 when Tarbutt had a 33-yard field goal blocked by Wyatt Ray in the first-half rain. Down 39-3, the Huskies scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns -- one on a 70-yard run by Kevin Mensah and the other on a 33-yard pass from Pindell to Hergy Mayala, Mayala's sixth TD catch of the season. - The Sports Xchange

11/13/17 - (QB) - Anthony Brown, rFr, 6-0, 210
Boston College will be without starting quarterback Anthony Brown for the rest of the season, coach Steve Addazio said Monday. "Anthony has a lower leg injury that will require surgery. So we'll be moving forward. Obviously, our heart goes out to Anthony. He's a big part of the future of our program, and he's a great competitor," Addazio said at his weekly press conference. "He'll be back ready to roll next year, and we'll have had a great year behind his belt to prepare for another great year from now." Brown suffered the injury to his right leg in Saturday's loss to North Carolina State.

The redshirt freshman has started all 10 games for Boston College (5-5), completing 134 of 258 passes for 1,367 yards, with 11 touchdowns and nine interceptions. He was replaced Saturday by senior Darius Wade, who will start Saturday when the Eagles play a nonconference game against Connecticut (3-7) at Fenway Park in Boston. "We're going to attack, just like we have been," Addazio said. "Not really looking for a game manager, to be honest with you. We got out of that mode and grew and got to the point where we're attacking defenses." True freshman E.J. Perry, who has not played yet, will be available, Addazio said. Wide receiver Jeff Smith, who started three games at quarterback in 2015, will also take some practice snaps at quarterback this week. - The Sports Xchange

11/11/17 - (QB) - Anthony Brown, rFr, 6-0, 210
Boston College quarterback Anthony Brown has left Saturday's game against North Carolina State on crutches with a right leg injury. The redshirt freshman, who has helped sparked BC's three-game winning streak, crumpled to the ground in pain after making a cut deep in Wolfpack territory without being hit early in the second quarter. His right knee appeared to buckle on the cut. Brown was on the ground for a while before being helped off without putting any weight on the leg. After being examined on the sideline, he left on crutches. Brown, who won the starting job over graduate Darius Wade during the preseason camp, has thrown for more than 1,300 yards with 11 TDs, and rushed for another score. Wade entered the game after Brown was injured. - AP College Football


10/30/17 - (OLB) - Ty Schwab, Sr, 6-0, 229
OCT 30 ACC LINEBACKER OF THE WEEK: Ty Schwab, Boston College, Sr., WLB, 6-0, 230, Merritt Island, Fla.,...Schwab, a Florida native, led a dominant Boston College defense in its 35-3 win over Florida State last Friday night. Schwab finished with a career-best 12 tackles, including a sack and 2.5 tackles for a loss, and also recorded his second career interception in his 44th career game for the Eagles. Schwab helped Boston College limit the Seminoles to their lowest point total since 2008 and to 213 yards of total offense. - ACC Football


10/28/17 - (RB) - AJ Dillon, Fr, 6-0, 240
Freshman AJ Dillon ran for 149 yards and a touchdown and quarterback Anthony Brown threw for one touchdown and ran for another, leading Boston College to its third straight victory, a 35-3 home rout of Florida State on Friday night on the Eagles' home field. The victory, BC's first over FSU since 2009, came in the fourth annual Welles Crowther game, played in honor of the former Boston College lacrosse player who saved many lives at the expense of his own at the World Trade Center Sept. 11, 2001. Given a red bandana by his father when he was just 6, Crowther, who became an equities trader, always had one with him -- and those people were saved by the unknown man with a red bandana. Players and fans wore red bandanas for the game -- and the Eagles, 4-point underdogs, responded by demolishing struggling FSU to end the program's seven-game losing streak against that powerful program. The Seminoles fell to 2-5 (2-4 ACC) for the first time since 1976 -- Bobby Bowden's first year as its coach. The loss further placed Florida State's 35-year bowl streak very much in doubt. Fans stormed the field at the end of the game. BC (5-4, 3-3) has scored 121 points in reeling off road wins at Louisville and Virginia before this home victory. - The Sports Xchange


10/28/17 - (OLB) - Ty Schwab, Sr, 6-0, 229
AJ Dillon watched the first Red Bandanna Game on television, a 16-year-old Boston-area high schooler imagining what it would be like to celebrate on the field with his teammates and the crowd pouring over the railings to join them. "I got a chance to be a part of that today," Dillon said after Boston College beat Florida State 35-3 on Friday night. "As a team, as a university, this was a really big win for us." Dillon ran for 149 yards and a touchdown to help BC snap a seven-game losing streak against the Seminoles. Just two years removed from a winless Atlantic Coast Conference season, the Eagles (5-4, 3-3) have now won three straight ACC games for the first time since 2013.

BC students stormed the field after the victory the first home conference win the senior class was able to see. The Eagles had won just one home ACC game since 2013, and it was during Thanksgiving break. "It was an awesome atmosphere to play in," said BC linebacker Ty Schwab, who had 12 tackles, an interception, a sack and 2 1/2 tackles for a loss. "It was exciting, and I'll definitely remember this game probably the rest of my life." The game was dedicated to the memory of Welles Crowther, a BC lacrosse player who was killed in the South Tower of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. Crowther, who was known for wearing a red bandanna, was remembered by survivors for helping at least a dozen people escape to safety. - AP College Football

10/23/17 - (QB) - Anthony Brown, rFr, 6-0, 210
OCT 23 ACC ROOKIE OF THE WEEK: Anthony Brown, Boston College, R-Fr., QB, 6-1, 210, Cliffwood, N.J.,...Brown finished 19-of-24 passing for a career-high 275 yards in the Eagles' 41-10 win at Virginia. The freshman also threw for a career-high three touchdowns. Brown is the first Boston College player with three passing touchdowns and zero interceptions in a conference game since Quinton Porter in 2003. The Eagles scored 40-plus points in consecutive ACC games for the first time in school history. The last time Boston College scored 40-or-more points in back-to-back games was against Rutgers (44-14) and Toledo (51-25) in the final two games of the 2002 season. Brown completed a career-long 76-yard pass to Kobay White and found tight end Tommy Sweeney for a pair of touchdowns. - ACC Football


10/21/17 - (TE) - Tommy Sweeney, rJr, 6-4, 255
Freshman quarterback Anthony Brown threw a career-high three touchdown passes as Boston College won consecutive ACC games for the first time since 2014 with a 41-10 upset over Virginia on Homecoming weekend in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday. Junior tight end Tommy Sweeney caught a pair of touchdown passes -- giving him three for his career -- while wide receivers Thadd Smith and freshman Kobay White recorded 76-yard scores for the Eagles (4-4, 2-3 ACC). Brown was 19 of 24 for 275 yards in helping BC improve to 6-0 all-time versus the Cavaliers. Boston College outgained Virginia 512-247, including 331-109 in the first half. Senior quarterback Kurt Benkert was 17 of 33 for 126 yards with an interception for Virginia (5-2, 2-1), which was denied its first five-game winning streak since 2007. - The Sports Xchange


10/16/17 - (RB) - AJ Dillon, Fr, 6-0, 240
OCT 16 ACC CO-OFFENSIVE BACK & ROOKIE OF THE WEEK: AJ Dillon, Boston College, RB, Fr., 6-0, 240, New London, Conn.,...Also named the Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week, Dillon finished with the third-best single-game rushing total in Boston College history with 272 yards to go along with four touchdowns in Saturday's 45-42 victory at Louisville. His rushing total is the most by a true freshman nationally in 2017, the second-most by a freshman in ACC history and the most ever by a Boston College freshman. The 272 rushing yards rank as the fifth-most by any player in the nation this season. Dillon's four rushing touchdowns tied for the third-best performance in Boston College single-game history. - ACC Football


10/16/17 - (OG) - Chris Lindstrom, Jr, 6-3, 305
OCT 16 ACC OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK: Chris Lindstrom, Boston College, Jr., RT, 6-4, 305, Dudley, Mass.,...Lindstrom helped pave the way for a Boston College offense that rushed for a season-high 364 yards and piled up 555 yards of total offense in the 45-42 win at Louisville. Lindstrom graded out as the Eagles' best lineman at 88 percent and led the team with three pancake blocks and four knockdowns as Boston College scored its most points in an ACC road game under head coach Steve Addazio. Lindstrom has graded out as BC's top lineman throughout the year. - ACC Football


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