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Elkanah Dillon
Player Profile:
Elkanah Dillon 1808870
Position: Tight End
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 256
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Ocala, Fla.
High School: Vanguard HS
Experience: High School

MACKEY AWARD CANDIDATE
HOLDS USF GAME RECEIVING RECORD FOR A TIGHT END (126 YARDS)

DILLON’S CAREER HIGHS

Receptions             4, vs. FAMU (9/5/15)
Receiving Yards    126, vs. FAMU (9/5/15)
Receiving TDs       1, 4x, last vs. South Carolina, Birmingham Bowl (12/29/16)
Long Reception      62 (TD), vs. FAMU (9/5/15)

 

2016: Started the first five games of the season and played in 11 games …totaled eight catches for 172 yards and two touchdowns... caught the game-winning touchdown pass from 25 yards out in overtime against South Carolina in the  Birmingham Bowl (12/29)… hauled in a 41-yard touchdown catch in the win over Navy (10/28)… caught passes in five games...began season as a Mackey Award Candidate.

2015: Appeared in 10 games on the season…caught nine passes for 208 yards and two touchdowns on the year…averaged 23.1 yards per catch...had a career-long 62-yard TD reception in the season-opener against FAMU (9/5)… in his collegiate debut, set the USF record for receiving yards by a tight end with 126 yards on four catches...recorded a 23-yard TD reception vs. Memphis (10/2) that earned ESPN SportsCenter Top 10 Play recognition…caught two passes for 48 yards in the Miami Beach Bowl (12/21).

2014: Redshirt season

High School: Played for coach Alex Castaneda at Vanguard…posted 45 receptions for 596 yards and six touchdowns while adding a rushing touchdown as a senior…recorded 64 receptions for 847 yards and eight receiving touchdowns (nine overall) on his career…didn’t start playing football until his sophomore year…goes by the nickname of Kano…also had an offer from Wisconsin among others.

PERSONAL: The son of Yvonne Thompson… goes by the nickname, Kano.

 Elkanah Dillon- USF Career Statistics
 
Receiving
Year GP-GS REC YDS AVG TD LONG
2015
10-0 9 208 23.1 2 62
2016
11-5 8 172 21.5 2 41
2015
21-5 17 380 22.4 4 62

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