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Report: Former Boston College WR Alex Amidon to attempt to become a Navy SEAL

Nick Bromberg
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Alex Amidon could have a future in the NFL, but he's heading to the U.S. military.

Per BC Interruption, Amidon, a wide receiver at BC, is going to try to become a U.S. Navy SEAL. Navy SEALs are some of the most elite members of the military and all applicants have to go through a rigorous training process. Given his football background, Amidon should have a fitness advantage in training.

There are approximately 2,500 active Navy SEALs, and according to the SEAL website, approximately 20-25 percent of each application class becomes a SEAL.

Amidon topped 1,000 yards receiving for the second straight season in 2013. He had 77 catches for 1,032 yards and five touchdowns and scored another touchdown on the ground. In 2012, he was an all-ACC selection as he had 1,210 yards and eight touchdowns. He roomed with Boston College RB Andre Williams, who ran for 2,177 yards in 2013 and was a Heisman Trophy finalist.

Despite the lofty statistics, Amidon was not invited the NFL combine in Indianapolis. He's also Boston College's all-time leading receiver. He hit the mark of 191 catches with his final catch in Boston College's Independence Bowl loss to Arizona on Dec. 31. In the bowl game he tallied 10 receptions for 129 yards.

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