Boston College wide receiver Alex Amidon is coming off a fine season that likely would have led to a shot in an NFL camp. Instead, Amidon is looking to join a different team. According to a report, Amidon will try to become a United States Navy SEAL.
BC Interruption was first to report the news Thursday. The senior wide receiver was sixth in the ACC in receiving in 2013 with 1,024 yards and he had accounted for 12 touchdowns the past two seasons for Boston College. Those are numbers that left Amidon on the outside looking in on the NFL Scouting Combine, but would certainly be worthy of a contract to come in to a spring camp or perhaps a training camp prior to the NFL Season.
Every year we are reminded of the ultimate sacrifice willing to be paid by those who play football for Air Force, Army and Navy, but there are always other stories around the sport of other players ready to make the same commitment to serve the nation. Being chosen to be a US Navy SEAL is a high honor and a challenging team to join. Even if Amidon does not make the cut, he should be commended and respected for his dedication when other options could be on the table.