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Boston College's Alex Amidon Named To 2013 Biletnikoff Award Preseason Watch List

Senior receiver established single-season school records for receptions and receiving yards last fall


Congratulations to Boston College senior Alex Amidon, named to the 2013 Biletnikoff Award preseason watch list, according to an announcement by the Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation. The Biletnikoff Award is presented annually to the outstanding receiver in college football.

Amidon exploded onto the scene in 2012, establishing single-season schools records for receptions (78) and receiving yards (1,210). The 6-foot, 186-pound receiver from Greenfield, Mass. was an All-ACC honoree in 2012, finishing the season ranked 11th among all FBS receivers with 100.8 receiving yards per game. What's most amazing about Amidon's 2012 record-setting performance is he was able to put up huge numbers while the rest of the Eagles' offense sputtered.

All told, Amidon has 114 receptions for 1,773 yards (15.6 yards per catch) and 10 touchdowns in 34 career games. Going into his final year, he needs 686 yards to break Rich Gunnell's school-record of 2,459 yards set between 2006-09. While Gunnell's school record is in reach, I doubt Amidon will be able to duplicate his output in 2013 under Addazio/Day's new offensive scheme.

Still, a Boston College receiver named to the Biletnikoff Award watch list is a pretty rare occurrence and a nice nod to the strong season Amidon had in 2012. Congratulations, Alex.

The (rather lengthy) complete 2013 Biletnikoff Award preseason watch list below:

Jared Abbrederis, Wisconsin Badgers
Davante Adams, Fresno St. Bulldogs
Nelson Agholor, USC Trojans
Alex Amidon, Boston College Eagles
Odell Beckham, Jr., LSU Tigers
Kenny Bell, Nebraska Cornhuskers
Michael Bennett, Georgia Bulldogs
Chris Boyd, Vanderbilt Commodores
Corey Brown, Ohio St. Buckeyes
Aaron Burbridge, Michigan St. Spartans
Damiere Byrd, South Carolina Gamecocks
Michael Campanaro, Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Brandon Carter, TCU Horned Frogs
Brandon Coleman, Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Brandin Cooks, Oregon St. Beavers
Amari Cooper, Alabama Crimson Tide
Jamison Crowder, Duke Blue Devils
DaVaris Daniels, Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Mike Davis, Texas Longhorns
Quinshad Davis, North Carolina Tar Heels
Titus Davis, Central Michigan Chippewas
Stefon Diggs, Maryland Terrapins
Phillip Dorsett, Miami Hurricanes
William Dukes, Florida Atlantic Owls
Quinton Dunbar, Florida Gators
Bruce Ellington, South Carolina Gamecocks
Mike Evans, Texas A&M Aggies
Shaquelle Evans, UCLA Bruins
Austin Franklin, New Mexico St. Aggies
Jeremy Gallon, Michigan Wolverines
Keyarris Garrett, Tulsa Golden Hurricane
Ryan Grant, Tulane Green Wave
Rashad Green, Florida St. Seminoles
Dorial Green-Beckham, Missouri Tigers
Deontay Greenberry, Houston Cougars
Noel Grigsby, San Jose St. Spartans
Je'Ron Hamm, ULM Warhawks
Justin Hardy, East Carolina Pirates
Chris Harper, California Golden Bears
Robert Herron, Wyoming Cowboys
Cody Hoffman, BYU Cougars
Josh Huff, Oregon Ducks
T.J. Jones, Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Cody Latimer, Indiana Hoosiers
Marqise Lee, USC Trojans
Jordan Leslie, UTEP Miners
Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt Commodores
J.D. McKissic, Arkansas St. Red Wolves
Trey Metoyer, Oklahoma Sooners
Matt Miller, Boise St. Broncos
Malcolm Mitchell, Georgia Bulldogs
Donte Moncrief, Mississippi Rebels
Tracy Moore, Oklahoma St. Cowboys
Alex Neutz, Buffalo Bulls
Kevin Norwood, Alabama Crimson Tide
DeVante Parker, Louisville Cardinals
Charone Peake, Clemson Tigers
Bernard Reedy, Toledo Rockets
Tevin Reese, Baylor Bears
Paul Richardson, Colorado Buffaloes
Allen Robinson, Penn St. Nittany Lions
Shaq Roland, South Carolina Gamecocks
Alonzo Russell, Toledo Rockets
Jalen Saunders, Oklahoma Sooners
Jaxon Shipley, Texas Longhorns
Tommy Shuler, Marshall Thundering Herd
Devin Smith, Ohio St. Buckeyes
Willie Snead, Ball St. Cardinals
Josh Stewart, Oklahoma St. Cowboys
Devin Street, Pittsburgh Panthers
Eric Thomas, Troy Trojans
Jordan Thompson, West Virginia Mountaineers
Eric Ward, Texas Tech Red Raiders
Sammy Watkins, Clemson Tigers
Brandon Wimberly, Nevada Wolf Pack