|BC LB Nick Clancy named All-ACC first team by coaches||12.05.12 at 11:09 am ET|
Boston College linebacker Nick Clancy was named to the All-ACC first team as voted on by the league’s 12 coaches, the ACC announced Wednesday morning. Wide receiver Alex Amidon and offensive tackle Emmett Cleary were named to the second team.
Linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis and punter Gerald Levano earned honorable mention.
Last week, Clancy and Amidon were named first-team All-ACC by the league’s media, while Cleary was named to the second team and Pierre-Louis and Levano received honorable mention.
Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd was named Player of the Year by the coaches, beating out North Carolina running back Giovani Bernard and Clemson wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins. Boyd also was named Offensive Player of the year, while Florida State defensive end Bjoern Wener was named Defensive Player of the Year. Miami running back Duke Johnson is the league’s Rookie of the Year. Duke’s David Cutcliffe was tabbed as Coach of the Year.
This is the first year the league has had the coaches select an all-star team.
|BC’s Alex Amidon named ACC Receiver of Week||10.01.12 at 12:39 pm ET|
Boston College junior Alex Amidon was named ACC Receiver of the Week after he caught eight passes for a career-high 193 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday’s 45-31 loss to 17th-ranked Clemson.
The 5-foot-11, 186-pounder from Greenfield recorded the most receiving yards for a BC player since Gerard Phelan had 226 against Miami on Nov. 23, 1984.
Amidon had the second-highest single-game yardage total by an ACC receiver this season. The No. 1 performance also occurred Saturday in Chestnut Hill, as Clemson’s DeAndre Hopkins had 197 yards worth of receptions.
Amidon has more than 100 receiving yards in three of BC’s games this season and is averaging 139.8 per game, ranking him fourth among FBS players.
|Alex Amidon, Justin Simmons shine in BC scrimmage||08.20.12 at 10:52 am ET|
The BC football team took the field for a situational scrimmage Sunday at Alumni Stadium.
The third scrimmage of preseason training camp featured six game-simulated end-of-half/fourth-quarter situations in which the offense and defense squared off with limited time on the clock as well as a limited number of timeouts.
Junior wide receiver Alex Amidon led all receivers with seven receptions for 84 yards, including a 29-yard touchdown reception from junior quarterback Chase Rettig. Rettig completed 18-of-32 passing attempts for 168 yards and one touchdown with two interceptions to lead the first-team offense. Freshman defensive back Justin Simmons highlighted the team’s defensive effort, picking off a pair of second-team quarterback Josh Bordner passing attempts. Bordner completed 6-of-9 attempts for 55 yards.
In all, a total of 12 receivers caught at least one pass, including four tight ends: sophomore Jarrett Darmstatter, sophomore C.J. Parsons, freshman Dan Crimmins and redshirt freshman (and Andover native) Brian Miller.
“Some of the tight ends have stepped up,” coach Frank Spaziani said in a press release. “Those guys have been better. C.J. Parsons has been productive.”
Senior running back Mike Javorski (eight carries) and converted tailback Ted Davenport (10 carries) shouldered the bulk of the afternoon’s rushing attempts. Javorski also registered four receptions for 24 yards on Sunday.
In addition to Simmons, sophomore defensive back Manuel Asprilla intercepted a Rettig pass intended for Amidon at the goal line, and senior linebacker Nick Clancy picked off a Rettig pass that was deflected by Mehdi Abdesmad a few plays later.
“We’ve got a lot of nice young guys on this football team, and if they come through and play well, good things can happen, and Justin is one of them,” Spaziani said. “He’s as advertised. We did our homework and everything that you do on kids. He’s a good prospect.”
|Montel Harris: New rushing record is ‘second on my list’ of priorities||10.01.11 at 5:52 pm ET|
CHESTNUT HILL — As he sat in the trainer’s room, getting his banged up left knee treated, Montel Harris downplayed his record-setting day at the Heights on Saturday.
With a 26-yard run off the left side in the fourth quarter, Harris passed Derrick Knight for first place in all-time rushing yards at Boston College. No one in an Eagles uniform has ever rushed for more in their time in Chestnut Hill.
“In the moment, breaking the record falls second on my list,” Harris said in a statement after getting treatment on his knee. “We work hard every week to get a win and we came up short this time. I’m sure I’ll look back on the end of the season and view this as a huge accomplishment. Right now, I’m trying to help our team get the season going in the right direction with some wins.”
Harris’ appeared to do just that when his run set up Boston College’s first – and only – touchdown of the day, as Chase Rettig found a wide-open Alex Amidon in the end zone to cut the Wake Forest lead to 24-16.
But BC failed in its next two possessions and came out with its fourth loss in five games to start the 2011 season.
Harris said after the game he did get a chance to meet Knight recently, the man he passed on the way to a new record. Knight had 3,725 yards from 2000-03 while Harris now has 3,735 with seven games still remaining in the regular season.
“I met him for the first time in the training room the other day,” Harris explained. “He asked me if I was ready to break the record. I told him, ‘Yes, I’m ready.’ After we talked a little bit, he said, ‘Hi, I’m Derrick Knight. Nice to meet you.’ That was my first experience meeting him.”