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    Boston College’s Alex Amidon, who ended his college career at The Heights with three school records, is leaving his football career behind to serve his country.

     

    The former BC wide receiver and Greenfield, Mass., native has decided to forgo a chance to make it in the NFL and instead pursue the opportunity to become a US Navy SEAL, according to BC Interruption, which first reported the news on Thursday.

    In 2012, Amidon finished 11th in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision with 1,210 receiving yards and was named to the All-ACC first team. He led the Eagles in 2013 with 1,024 receiving yards and was named to the All-ACC third team.

    He finished his BC career with 191 receptions for 2,792 yards and 15 touchdowns. Amidon set school records for receiving yards in a season, as well as most receptions and receiving yards in a career.

    Amidon had the potential to be picked in the later rounds of the 2013 NFL Draft, according to NFL.com’s Mike Huguenin.

    Amidon, along with Heisman Trophy finalist Andre Williams, shared the 2013 Thomas Scanlan Award, given to the BC senior who is most outstanding in scholarship, athletic ability, and leadership. It is considered BC’s highest football honor.

     
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    First time I heard/read about it.

    Admirable

     
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    In response to seattlepat70's comment:

    First time I heard/read about it.

    Admirable



    Same, awesome story!

     
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    WOW!!! Much respect and good luck to the young man.

     
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    You think he would  have made same decision if he was a sure first overall pick?

     
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    In response to marco0863's comment:

    You think he would  have made same decision if he was a sure first overall pick?



    Maybe not, but it does not matter... to me at least

     
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    I grew up near greenfield. Wish him the best, my wife's cousin was a navy seal....bad men.

     
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    In response to marco0863's comment:

    You think he would  have made same decision if he was a sure first overall pick?




    The decision to serve comes from within and neither money or draft position matters.

    Let's all remember Pat Tillman for one.

     
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    In response to NoMorePensionLooting's comment:

    In response to marco0863's comment:

    You think he would  have made same decision if he was a sure first overall pick?




    The decision to serve comes from within and neither money or draft position matters.

    Let's all remember Pat Tillman for one.



    Ditto. Admirable and a choice not many in his position would make. He is a kid I would want on my team. Whatever team that is...footballs, seals, life in general.

     
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    In response to marco0863's comment:

    You think he would  have made same decision if he was a sure first overall pick?



    nope. And I wouldn't blame him either. Either way, tough kid.

     
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    This young man has made the decision to forego what potentially could have been a most lucrative pursuit and, instead, has chosen to take a very demanding path that will place him in harm's way in a manner few of us could even imagine.  Impressive.

     
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    Great post, love when you read about people who can think of the greater good. God Bless and good luck to him

     
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    Good player on a bad team..a leader...he'll make it and be a success..Go with God kid...

     
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    Thanks for sharing rkarp, was hoping pats would look at amidon.  Good for him though, and god bless him! Thank you!

     
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    In response to NoMorePensionLooting's comment:

    In response to marco0863's comment:

    You think he would  have made same decision if he was a sure first overall pick?




    The decision to serve comes from within and neither money or draft position matters.

    Let's all remember Pat Tillman for one.




    I agree.  Well stated.

     
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    Wow, pretty awesome. And if he makes it he will have a nice career as a Seal...combined with his college degree he will land a very cushy security gig someday when he retires from the military. Good for him.

     
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    Apparently, he walked that statement back a bit...he's going to give the NFL a try...or at least he'd like to see where he stands....that's the latest

     
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    its a nice story but a long way from a Pat Tilman type story. This kid is a fringe NFL prospect whose lifeling dream has been to be a SEAL, not an NFL player. He is following his dream more so than waving the flag. Still it is an admirable thing to do.

     
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    Boston College’s Alex Amidon, who ended his college career at The Heights with three school records, is leaving his football career behind to serve his country.

     

    The former BC wide receiver and Greenfield, Mass., native has decided to forgo a chance to make it in the NFL and instead pursue the opportunity to become a US Navy SEAL, according to BC Interruption, which first reported the news on Thursday.

    In 2012, Amidon finished 11th in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision with 1,210 receiving yards and was named to the All-ACC first team. He led the Eagles in 2013 with 1,024 receiving yards and was named to the All-ACC third team.

    He finished his BC career with 191 receptions for 2,792 yards and 15 touchdowns. Amidon set school records for receiving yards in a season, as well as most receptions and receiving yards in a career.

    Amidon had the potential to be picked in the later rounds of the 2013 NFL Draft, according to NFL.com’s Mike Huguenin.

    Amidon, along with Heisman Trophy finalist Andre Williams, shared the 2013 Thomas Scanlan Award, given to the BC senior who is most outstanding in scholarship, athletic ability, and leadership. It is considered BC’s highest football honor.




     

    leave football to serve a country that doesn't serve you back.  F that.  Obama is destroying backlogs of people who need care.  They no longer serve so they are promised va health care and get nothing. 

    Waste of talent.

     
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