No. 4 RB B.J. Emmons breaks tackles, becomes crowd favorite at 2015 Shrine Bowl

SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Alabama running back commitment B.J. Emmons helped lead North Carolina's best to a victory over South Carolina for the first time in a half-decade. BamaMag was there with camera rolling.

BamaMag traveled to see No. 39 overall prospect in the country and Alabama Crimson Tide commitment B.J. Emmons again over the weekend and he looked like his usual self. 

Only this time it was among the best in the mid-Atlantic, as he turned heads and became a crowd-pleaser with his play in the 2015 Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas on Saturday (video above).

Helping lead North Carolina to its first win since 2011 as a team captain, Emmons set the table with a 15-yard score on the game's first drive. But it was in the second half when he really won over most of the 7,000-plus gathered to watch the 79th annual Shrine Bowl in person. 

The four-star dazzled in the open-field for a big gain down to the 1 to set up a Tarheel touchdown before churning through the defense to set up the dagger effort. During his final carries, he broke considerable tackles and showed resilience after absorbing a big hit out-of-bounds, where he would get parts of a standing ovation from the visiting crowd. 

Emmons finished with nearly 100 yards on less than 10 total touches. His sole official visit will be to Tuscaloosa next month.

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