George Aston, FB, Pittsburgh #35

5115, 242, 4.86

Notes: From Stephens City, VA. Originally walked-on as a linebacker. Redshirted in 2014. Played in all 13 games, starting 4, in 2015; did not carry the ball but caught 8 passes for 40 yards and 2 TD. Played in 12 games, starting 8, rushed 22-75-5 and caught 22-169-5 in 2016. Limited to just 2 games due to ankle and foot injuries that did not require surgery, did not touch the ball, in 2017. Lost weight, and entered 2018 season about 20 pounds lighter after being around 260 during spring practices. Played 14 games, starting 12, rushed 6-10-1 (1.7 avg.) and caught 15-68-1 in 2018. Earned his bachelor’s degree in administration of justice. Has done 30 reps at 225 pounds.

Positives: Powerful, bruising, physical runner and blocker. Brings a toughness and physicality to the game. Catches the ball well. Effective short-yardage and goalline runner. Contributes on special teams.

Negatives: Marginal quickness, speed or niftiness as a runner.

Summary: Solid complimentary-type fullback, who can move around, help the running game go, pick up tough yards, and be dependable catching the ball out of the backfield.

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