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Boston College RB AJ Dillon Delivers the Stiff-Arm of the Decade (Video)

LOUISVILLE, KY – OCTOBER 14: AJ Dillon #2 of the Boston College Eagles rushes for an 11-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter of a game against the Louisville Cardinals at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium on October 14, 2017 in Louisville, Kentucky. Boston College won 45-42. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

On Saturday, Boston College Eagles running back AJ Dillon showcased one of the greatest stiff-arms in college football history. 

In the game of football, there are stiff-arms and then there are stiff-arms.

The first variety you’ll see every weekend. On Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, running backs of all levels perform the move. With one arm, they’ll extend it towards the shoulder pads or even the facemask while looking to gain extra yardage.

Although subtle, the second variety of the stiff-arm is nothing like the first. The second variety is the nasty kind, the stiff-arm from hell that cannot be explained.

On Saturday, Boston College running back AJ Dillon added to the nasty category with a vicious stiff-arm against Louisville en route to a long touchdown run:

@bcfootball RB AJ Dillon knows how to use the stiff arm. ?

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Not even on Madden have we seen this one.


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