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Amidon Featured Among ACC's Players To Watch




Aug. 9, 2013

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - They say the early bird gets the worm, but in this case the early Eagles got better weather. Coach Steve Addazio moved Friday's practice to an earlier time slot in anticipation of downpours expected later in the day.

Friday's session marked the fifth practice of preseason camp and the first in full pads; it was also the last of consecutive single-practice days as double sessions will begin Monday. The team will take the field Saturday morning at 7:45 for the first of three preseason scrimmages. Sunday is a light day before double sessions begin Monday.

Boston College is in its first season under the direction of Addazio and the Eagles' season kicks off against Villanova on Saturday, Aug. 31 at noon on ESPNNews.

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AMIDON, ACC TOP 25 PLAYER TO WATCH

Senior wide receiver Alex Amidon, an All-Atlantic Coast Conference first-team honoree as a junior last fall and a member of the Biletnikoff Award preseason watch list, checks in at No. 18 on the ACC's Top 25 Players to Watch. Amidon is a 6-foot, 186-pound receiver from Greenfield, Mass., who established single-season school records for receptions (78) and receiving yards (1,210) in 2012 and finished the season ranked 11th in among all FBS receivers - and second in the ACC - for receiving yards per game (100.8). Watch the ACC highlight here.

FORMER EAGLES FEATURED

Four former football stars - Steve DeOssie, Boston College class of 1984, Stalin Colinet '97, Paul Zukauskas '01 and Russ Joyner '82 - have each returned to the Heights to serve as featured speakers to the Boston College football team during the first four days of training camp. As camp continues, the Eagles welcome and the team will continue to host of featured guests as speakers throughout training camp. Director of Athletics Brad Bates is tonight's speaker.

TIP OF THE FEDORA ...

... To associate athletics director Barry Gallup, class of 1969, who is entering his 40th season affiliated with Boston College football and his 50th year affiliated with college athletics. A record-setting wide receiver at the Heights from 1965-69, Gallup also played two years of college basketball for legendary former Boston Celtic Bob Cousy before beginning his career in teaching and coaching ... and to assistant football coach Kevin Lempa, who is entering his 40th year in coaching. Lempa, who is position coach of the defensive backs, is in his third stint coaching the Eagles. He also coached the defensive backs at the Heights from 2003-06 and served as outside linebackers and special teams coach from 1981-90.

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