101 Days of BC Football: Alex Amidon, #83


The new 2012 roster has already been populated by Boston College’s website, and a bunch of new faces have joined the veteran ones. The freshmen will be featured after the returning players, and the returning player we focus on today is one of BC’s more notable wide receivers.

Alex Amidon, a junior from Greenfield, MA (born in London), flew under the radar as a recruit prior to 2010. Though he had a solid career at the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, CT, Amidon had a low profile and only got two stars from the major recruiting sites, while most of his offers were from FCS schools. Of course, we know that stars and big-ticket offers are nice, but they’re not everything.

It’s hard to figure why he was underrated when you had his coach saying this of him several years ago:

"A little known but very talented WR who on film impresses everyone who has seen him play. On Film–A potential game breaking receiver who is known as Mr. Excitement in the area, he’s a smart route runner who knows how to get open, catches the ball with his hands, and in the blink of an eye turns up field. He shows good separate speed."

Amidon enters his third season at Boston College in 2012; last year, he had 20 catches for 220 yards and a receiving touchdown. Amidon also ran the football, rushing nine times for a net of 87 yards with a touchdown on the ground. For good measure, he also returned a kickoff for 18 yards, giving him a total of 325 all-purpose yards. Oh yeah, he also recorded three tackles, two solo.

He can do a little bit of everything for the Eagles, and has. Admittedly, the passing game at BC has had its issues for the last few years, as shown by its NCAA rankings in the 100s, but when balls do get up in the air, a number will head in Amidon’s direction. He’s one of Chase Rettig’s more reliable targets and will continue to be so for the remainder of his time at Boston College. If Doug Martin can help provide a more stable passing attack, Amidon’s numbers could improve in 2012.