Worcester’s Davon Jones rushes in to fill Eagles’ void

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Boston College’s football team isn’t off to the start it anticipated, but a familiar bird to Worcester gridiron fans has given the Eagles reason to be hopeful about the future.

Redshirt freshman Davon Jones, of Worcester and who played his high school football at St. John’s in Shrewsbury, is emerging as the team’s most physical — and maybe best — running back.

It wasn’t that long ago that Jones was nearly an afterthought at The Heights.

Davon Jones has dived right into his new role as on of BC's top running backs.

Courtesy Boston College Athletics

Davon Jones has dived right into his new role as one of BC’s top running backs.

Jones came to Boston College as a mostly unheralded two-star recruit [with some FCS-level interest], brought in to add toughness to the Eagles’ secondary as a safety. Plans quickly changed, thanks to a little coach’s intuition, as Jones was moved to running back during the spring of 2016, after a redshirt season spent at defensive back.

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