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Dione Alston
Player Profile:
Dione Alston 2267041
Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 5'7"
Weight: 163
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Salem, N.J.
High School: Salem

2015: Broke UAlbany’s single-season record for kickoff returns, accruing 37 returns for a total 821 yards … Led the Great Danes with 881 all-purpose yards, averaging 80.1 yards per game … Ran a 96-yard kickoff return back for a touchdown at Richmond (Oct. 31), recording a season-high 179 yards on five returns … Had a 75-yard return versus New Hampshire (Nov. 14), accruing 123 kickoff return yards on four returns … Totaled 52 rushing yards, carrying the ball 18 times … Had a season-high eight carries for a total of 30 yards versus Villanova (Oct. 17) … Caught two passes at Holy Cross (Oct. 3) for a total of eight receiving yards.

HIGH SCHOOL: Two-year captain of the Rams’ football team … Totaled 3,677 rushing yards, 42 rushing touchdowns, six touchdown receptions, and four kickoff return touchdowns in his career … As a senior, he posted 1,201 rushing yards, 12 rushing touchdowns, 353 receiving yards, two receiving touchdowns, and ran back two punts and a kickoff for scores … Three-time all-conference selection and was named All-South Jersey as a junior and senior … Named first-team all-state in 2015 and to the third team in 2014 … Member of the U-18 USA National Football squad … Two-year team MVP and receiver of the squad’s Impact Player Award, Coaches Award, and Captain’s Award.

PERSONAL: Son of Dione Alston Sr. and Stephanie Marshall … Has two brothers (Dionetai and Omarion Alston) and three sisters (Saniqua Massengill, Shatifa Cooke, and Dazha Clayton) … Intends to major in accounting.
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