Senior running back a first-team choice on five official All-America teams; Freese earns FWAA All-America second-team recognition
Senior running back also collects distinction from SI.com and CBS Sports.com
Alex Amidon, Andre Williams share Boston College football's highest honor
Andre Williams one of three unanimous All-ACC first-team honorees
Andre Williams the lone unanimous selection to the All-ACC team
Boston College takes on Arizona in the Advocare V100 Bowl
BC started strong, but couldn't hold on and No. 8 FSU earned a 48-34 win at Alumni Stadium.
The Eagles earned an ACC victory with a 24-10 home win over the Demon Deacons.
Boston College opens the season against Villanova
Boston College vs. Wake Forest
AMIDON'S CAREER HIGHS
NOTES: An All-Atlantic Coast Conference first-team honoree as a junior who established single-season school records for receptions (78) and receiving yards (1,210) in 2012 ... earned 2013 preseason All-ACC second-team honors by Phil Steele.
2013 (SENIOR): Played in and started all 12 games at wide receiver ... earned All-Atlantic Coast Conference third-team honors from the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association as well as the ACC Coaches ... recorded 67 receptions for 903 yards and five touchdowns ... finished fourth in the ACC receptions per game (5.6), tied for fourth in receptions (67) ... tied Rich Gunnell for second all-time at BC with 181 career receptions ... broke the BC career receiving yard record (2,663) ... had three 100-yard games and broke the BC record for most career 100-yard games (10) ... earned ACC Receiver of the Week honors after catching six passes for a game-high 121 yards and one touchdown - a career-long 69-yard reception in the third quarter - in the team's 24-14 loss at No.3 Clemson (Oct. 12) ... tallied season highs in receptions (13) and yards (146) and scored one touchdown against Villanova (Aug. 31) ... caught five passes for 93 yards and one touchdown against Wake Forest (Sept. 6) ... registered 121 yards and one touchdown at Clemson (Oct. 12) ... hauled in a career-long 74-yard touchdown catch at Maryland (Nov. 23).
2012 (JUNIOR): Played in and started all 12 games at wide receiver ... earned All-Atlantic Coast Conference first-team honors ... recorded 78 receptions for 1,210 yards (15.5 yards per game) and seven touchdowns; established the school record for receiving yards and receptions in a season ... ranked 11th in the NCAA and second in the ACC for receiving yards per game (100.8) ... finished the year second among ACC receivers in receptions per game (6.5) ... totaled 100 or more receiving yards in six games on the year; tied Brian Brennan (1983) for the school record for 100-yard receiving games in a season ... recorded four rushing attempts for 56 yards (13.8 yards per carry) and one touchdown ... saw action in 766 total plays ... earned ACC Receiver of the Week honors after he caught eight passes for 193 yards and two touchdowns in the team's 45-31 loss to No. 17 Clemson (Nov. 29); his receiving yards total marked the most for a BC player since Gerard Phelan had 226 receiving yards against Miami on Nov. 23, 1984 and represented the third-highest receiving total in school history.
2011 (SOPHOMORE): Played in 11 games; missed one game - at Central Florida (Sept. 10) ... started each of the final five games at wide receiver - at Maryland (Oct. 29), Florida State (Nov. 3), North Carolina State (Nov. 12), at Notre Dame (Nov. 19) and at Miami (Nov. 25) ... amassed 325 yards of total offense ... recorded 20 receptions for 220 yards and one touchdown ... registered nine rushing attempts for 87 yards and one touchdown ... registered one kick return - against NC State (Nov. 12) - for 18 yards ... totaled a season-high 85 all-purpose yards against the Wolfpack (Nov. 12); caught three passes for 69 yards, including a season-long 49 yard reception, and returned one kick for 18 yards ... accounted for 68 all-purpose yards and one touchdown in a 27-19 home loss to Wake Forest (Oct. 1); registered five receptions for 37 yards and one touchdown recorded two rushing attempts for 31 yards against the Demon Deacons ... also recorded three tackles.
2010 (FRESHMAN): Played in 11 games ... recorded his first collegiate start against Nevada (Jan. 9) ... caught 16 passes; finished the season ranked second on the team with 338 receiving yards ... led the Eagles with a 21.1 yards per catch average ... caught two touchdowns ... hauled in two catches for 18 yards and ran once for five yards against Nevada in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl (Jan. 9) ... registered three receptions for 19 yards at Syracuse (Nov. 27) ... led the team with 57 yards and one touchdown on two receptions against Virginia (Sept. 25) ... totaled three receptions for 62 yards at Duke (Nov. 13) ... led all players with 102 yards receiving on three catches and scored one touchdown at NC State (Oct. 9); recorded the season's longest reception of 67 yards against the Wolfpack ... recorded his first career reception (for 35 yards) against Virginia Tech (Sept. 25).
HIGH SCHOOL: Was a two-year NEPSAC Class A at The Hotchkiss School; played quarterback, wide receiver, cornerback and as a kick returner...gained New England MVP honors in 2009...made eight receptions for 183 yards, scored touchdowns of 51, 45 and 27 yards, and also returned a kickoff 98 yards for a score in a win over Salisbury (Sept. 26, 2009)...led Hotchkiss to a 9-0 record and the New England title in 2008, and to a 7-2 record and the league championship in 2009...played for head coach Danny Smith; served as two-year team captain...was also a record-setting sprinter on the school's track team; won the 200 at the NEPSTA Division I meet for three straight years (set meet record of 21.90 in 2008)...also gained first-place finishes in the 400 (twice) and 100 (once)...gained MVP honors at the 2008, 2009 and 2010 NEPSTA events.
PERSONAL: Alexander Jesse Amidon, born March 16, 1991 in London, England ... enrolled as an English major in the College of Arts & Sciences ... is the recipient of The Anne and Gerald B. Healy Scholarship for Academic Excellence ... Alex is the second of Caryl Casson and Stephen Amidon's four children.