Amidon Earns ACC Receiver of the Week Laurels
Oct. 1, 2012
Boston College junior Alex Amidon has earned Atlantic Coast Conference Receiver of the Week honors after he caught eight passes for 193 yards and two touchdowns in Boston College's 45-31 loss to No. 17 Clemson, the league announcement made on Monday.
Amidon's total marked the most receiving yards in a game for a Boston College player since Gerard Phelan had 226 receiving yards against Miami on Nov. 23, 1984 and represents the third-highest receiving total in school history. (The school standard is held by Scott Nizolek, who registered 229 receiving yards against Penn State in 1982).
Amidon accounted for 52 percent of the team's receiving yardage (193 of 369) and 39 percent of its points in the team's loss to Clemson.
A native of Greenfield, Mass., Amidon has recorded 33 receptions for 559 yards and three touchdowns in 2012. Amidon ranks fourth among all FBS players in receiving yards per game (139.8).
He has eclipsed 100 receiving yards in three games this fall, a mark that ties several Eagles for third on the school's all-time list of 100-yard receiving games in a season. Only Darren Flutie who tallied four 100-yard receiving games in 1987, Rich Gunnell (four, 2007) and Brian Brennan (six, 1983) have registered more than three 100-yard games in a season.
A member of the 2012 Biletnikoff Award Watch List for the nation's premier receiver, Amidon leads all ACC receivers in 100-yard receiving performances, leads the conference in receiving yards per game, ranks second - behind Clemson's DeAndre Hopkins - in receptions per game (8.2) and fourth in all-purpose yards per game (139.5).
Next, Boston College (1-3) will play Army (0-4) at Michie Stadium in West Point, N.Y., on Saturday, Oct. 6.