AJ Dillon has COVID-19: Green Bay Packers place Boston College alum on reserve list

Former Boston College running back AJ Dillon has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss the Green Back Packers’ Thursday night game against the San Francisco 49ers.

According to ESPN’s Rob Demovsky, Dillon is on the COVID-19 reserve list, but the game is still expected to be played as initially scheduled. He posted:

“Packers coach Matt LaFleur, wearing a mask in his press conference after AJ Dillon’s positive COVID test: “We are preparing to play on Thursday and if they tell us otherwise, we’ll adjust.” When asked whether tracing has determined any close contacts on the team, he said: “As far I know right now we are full speed ahead” while also noting it’s a fluid situation.”

Dillon, a 22-year-old rookie, has 23 carries for 97 yards so far this season.

The BC running back from New London, Connecticut was drafted by the Green Bay Packers, in the second round, 62nd overall in April. Dillon turned pro after rewriting the football record books in Chestnut Hill despite playing just three seasons at Boston College. He was the sixth running back selected.

Dillon was the BC offense for the past three years with 845 carries for a school-record 4,382 yards and 38 touchdowns in three seasons. At 6-feet-0, 247-pounds, he’s a physical grinding back.

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