Willis named to the preseason watch list for the second straight year
Hilliman and Murphy for over 100 yards in loss
The Eagles welcomed bowl executive director mark Holtzman to The Heights
Tyler Murphy breaks ACC single-season quarterback rushing record
Jayme Parker talks to the Eagles running backs
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Boston College vs. Florida State (USATSI)
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The Eagles take on Main at home
WILLIS' CAREER HIGHS
NOTES: Currently fourth on BC's all-time list with 1,548 return yards ... also ranked seventh with 64 returns ... named to the Paul Hornung watch list before the start of the 2015 season.
2014 (SOPHOMORE): Played in all 13 games, making four starts ... part of a BC rushing unit that ranked 14th in the nation and second in the ACC with 254.7 yards per game ... rushed for 459 yards on 88 attempts, scoring two touchdowns ... returned 34 kickoffs for 895 yards (26.3 average -- third best in the ACC), including a 95-yard return for a touchdown against Syracuse (Nov. 22) ... one of three players in the ACC to return a kickoff for a TD ... kickoff returns and yardage ranked first in the ACC ... yardage also second in BC's single-season record books and returns tied for second ... led the Eagles with 1,372 all-purpose yards on the season, averaging 105.5 yards per game, good for sixth in the conference ... tallied 113 all-purpose yards on 57 rushing yards (16 carries) and 56 return yards (2 returns) and a touchdown in the win at Massachusetts (Aug. 30) ... recorded a career-high 89 rushing yards on nine rushes, including a 52-yard run, in the win over. No. 9 Southern California (Sept. 13) ... also notched 82 yards on four returns ... returned a kick 50 yards against Clemson (Oct. 18), tallying 68 return yards on the day on two carries ... recorded a career-long, 68-yard touchdown run in the win at Virginia Tech (Nov. 1), racking up 79 yards on six carries ... tallied a career-high 131 return yards on five attempts against Louisville (Nov. 8) ... notched 112 all-purpose yards in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl against Penn State (Dec. 27) -- second among all Eagles -- rushing four times for 19 yards and returning four kickoffs for 93 yards, including a 32-yard run ... named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.
FRESHMAN (2013): Played in 11 games ... rushed for 346 yards and two touchdowns ... caught five passes for 60 yards and one touchdown ... returned 30 kicks for 709 yards (23.6 average -- fourth best in the ACC), including a 98 yard return for a touchdown against New Mexico State (Nov. 9) ... tallied 1,041 all-purpose yards, a mark good for eighth in the conference ... caught five passes for 68 yards, rushed four times for 69 yards and a touchdown and returned three kicks for 114 yards (211 all-purpose yards) against Florida State (Sept. 28) ... rushed six times for 77 yards and a touchdown against NC State (Nov. 16) ... carried the ball 17 times for 70 yards at Syracuse (Nov. 30).
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned Georgia AAAA Region 6A All-State Offensive Most Valuable Player honors as a senior ... first team all-county and all-region ... second team all-state ... led the War Eagles to the AAAA state semifinals as a senior ... served as team captain ... completed 63 of 111 passing attempts for 1,005 yards and nine touchdowns ... registered 221 rushing attempts for 1,181 yards and 18 touchdowns ... played for head coach Alan Chadwick.
PERSONAL:Myles Jalen Willis ... enrolled as a communication major in the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences ... Myles and his older sister, Anraya, are the children of Lisa and Herbert Willis.