A look ahead, featuring each Boston College opponent in 2014
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
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: Registered 191 receptions for 2,800 yards and 15 touchdowns in 46 career games; established school records for receptions and receiving yards ... recorded 100 (or more) receiving yards in each of 11 games, also a school record ... twice earned All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors; earned All-Conference first-team honors as a junior after he established single-season school records for receptions (78) and receiving yards (1,210); captured All-Conference third-team honors as a senior in 2013.
2013 (SENIOR): Played in and started all 13 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 ... shared the Thomas F. Scanlan Award (the program's highest honor) with Andre Williams ... recorded 67 receptions for 1032 yards and five touchdowns ... recorded 100 (or more) receiving yards in each of four games ... caught 13 passes for 146 yards and one touchdown against Villanova (Aug. 31); matched the school record for receptions in a game ... caught 10 passes for 129 yards against Arizona in the AdvoCare v100 Bowl (Dec. 31); surpassed Pete Mitchell (1991-94) as the school's all-time receptions leader on his final reception of the season ... recorded five receptions for 122 yards against Army (Oct. 5) ... 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) ... hauled in a career-long 74-yard touchdown catch at Maryland (Nov. 23) ... surpassed Rich Gunnell (2006-09) as the school's all-time receiving yards leader in the team's 48-34 win at New Mexico State (Nov. 9).
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.