The players have returned to campus and we inch closer to the start of the college football season. BC Bulletin will be previewing each player and projecting out their season. In these breakdowns, we discuss what a stellar, standard, and subpar season would look like for them. We are going in numerical order, today we preview running back Javian Dayne.
Dayne's story is pretty well known to most around the Boston College community. He is the son of Heisman Trophy winning running back Ron Dayne, who his award in 1999 with the Wisconsin Badgers. The younger Dayne came to BC in 2018, under recruited, after rushing for 2,263 yards and 33 scores as a senior at Waunakee in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin.
In his first year with the Eagles he was lower on the depth chart, rushing three times for five yards against UMass, and 19 yards on five attempts against Holy Cross. But like the other backs on the roster, he didn't get much of a chance being behind AJ Dillon and others on the depth chart.
Dayne didn't play in 2020. Now with AJ Dillon off to the NFL, there will be a chance to compete for the role behind presumptive starter David Bailey. While Patrick Garwo and Travis Levy may be the favorites to get most of those touches, don't count out Javian Dayne to play a role this year.
Dayne sees game action, appearing in most of the games, even if it is just a backup. Starts to establish himself as a reliable collegiate running back, and pulls off a handful of nice runs. Sets himself up for the two deep either late in the year or for 2021.
Gets a handful of touches in 2020. May not be number one or two on the depth chart, but still makes himself known. Also gets most of the handoffs in games that are out of hand.
Is buried on the depth chart falling behind most of the other running backs on the roster. Doesn't see any, or very minimal snaps in 2020.
What kind of season do you see for Javian Dayne in 2020? Leave your comments below!
Make sure to catch up and check out our other player profiles:
#29 DB Steve Lubischer
#28 LB John Lamot
#27 DB Josh DeBerry
#26 RB David Bailey
#24 RB Patrick Garwo
#23 RB Travis Levy
#20 DB Elijah Jones
#18 DB Mike Palmer
#17 WR Bryce Sebastian
#16 TE/DE Joey Luchetti
#15 TE Danny Dalton
#14 LB Max Richardson
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