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Amidon named ACC WR of the Week

It was just Alex being Alex.

That was Chase Rettig's assessment of BC wideout Alex Amidon's eight-catch, 193-yard, two-touchdown effort against No. 15 Clemson on Saturday. One of the first things teammates say when asked about Amidon is that he's a hard worker.

He was tireless against the Tigers, and the work he put in against the man coverage they prefer earned him ACC Wide Receiver of the Week honors on Monday.

Amidon's 193 receiving yards is third-most in a single game in school history, behind Gerard Phelan's 226 in the Miracle in Miami game and Scott Nizolek's 229 yards against Penn State in 1982. On Saturday, Amidon accounted for 52.3 percent of the Eagles' passing yardage (193 of 369) and 38.7 percent of their points (12 of 31).

Through four games, Amidon has 33 grabs for 559 yards and three TDs. That's an average of 8.25 catches and 139.75 yards a game, which projects to 99 catches and 1,677 yards over a 12-game season.

His 559 receiving yards ranks Amidon seventh in the country, and his per-game total ranks fourth nationally.

With three 100-plus-yard games in 2012, Amidon is already tied for third on the Eagles' charts all time. Only Darren Flutie (four 100-yard games in 1987), Rich Gunnell (four in 2007) and Brian Brennan (six in 1983) have had more than three 100-yard receiving games in a single season for BC.

Amidon beat out Clemson's DeAndre Hopkins for the weekly award, even though Hopkins had more catches (11) for slightly more yards (197) in the Tigers' 45-31 win at Alumni Stadium.

Next up for Amidon and the Eagles is winless Army (0-4) on Saturday in Michie Stadium in West Point, N.Y. The Black Knights rank 67th in the country defending the pass, allowing 232.3 yards a game through the air, and 118th defending the run, allowing 242.5 yards a game on the ground.

Jack McCluskey is an editor for ESPN.com and a frequent contributor to ESPNBoston.com. Follow him on Twitter @jack_mccluskey.