A fourth Boston College Eagle has been named to a preseason award watch list in the past week. Add Alex Amidon, senior wide receiver, to to mix as he is on the 2013 Biletnikoff Award Pre-season Watch List.
This award is presented by the Biletnikoff Award National Selection Committee and is given to the nation’s most outstanding college football receiver. Amidon is one of 75 athletes named to the list. It is the second-straight year in which he has been on this particular watch list.
In 2012, Amidon had arguably the best season for a wide receiver in Boston College program history. He set program records with single-season receptions (78) and yards (1,210), becoming Chase Rettig’s most favored target. Amidon’s 1,210 yards was second in the ACC last year, but he was nevertheless named to the All-ACC first-team. His 1,773 career yards puts him in range of breaking Rich Gunnell’s all-time yardage record this season (2,459).
Amidon being named to this list was a no-brainer. After the sort of production he registered last year, the accolade is certainly deserved and, depending on how heavily Rettig favors him again this year, he is capable of having a similar season.
Narrowing your way down on a list of 75 candidates can be difficult, especially when some of them play on teams whose offenses are well-oiled machines, but as long as Amidon can keep putting up the numbers, he’ll have a shot at this one. Congratulations go out to Amidon for his achievement.