A.J. Dillon is a professional American football player who plays in the National Football Association for the Green Bay Packers. He has been with the Packers since they drafted him during the 2020 NFL Draft. Prior to his professional career, he played collegiate football for Boston College.
Player Profile, High School, and College Career
Algiers Jameal William Dillon Jr. was born in Baltimore, Maryland on May 2, 1998. A running back, he stands 183 cm and his weight was last listed at 112 kg.
As a freshman, he attended New London High School before he was recruited to play for Lawrence Academy in Groton. He played for four years at a private boarding school. He had originally committed to play for the University of Michigan before he signed to play for Boston College. He played for Boston from 2017 to 2019.
In his freshman year, he was named the 2017 ACC Rookie of the Year.
Dillion was drafted into the NFL by the Green Bay Packers during the 2020 NFL Draft. He was the 62nd overall pick and they signed him in July 2020. Matt LeFleur designated him as their third running back. He made his debut for the team in September 2020.
He became a second-string running back in 2021 after Jamaal Williams became a free agent.
- 2017, 2018, 2019 - First-teamAll-ACC
- 2017 - ACC Rookie of the Year
- 2017 - ACC Offensive Rookie of theYear
- 2019 - AP 3rd-team All-American