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Mason Hampton

School

Boise State

Position
Center
Major
Accountancy

Classroom

Mason Hampton is the owner of a 3.97 cumulative grade-point average while working towards his bachelor’s degree in accountancy. Hampton was honored nationally in 2016 by being voted to the 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-America First Team and the 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-District 7 Team. A three-time Academic All-Mountain West honoree (2014-16) and Mountain West Scholar-Athlete Award recipient (2014-16), Hampton is on pace to earn his fourth-such honor of each in 2017.

Character

Over his Boise State career, Hampton has worked himself up the depth chart to entrench himself as the team’s starting center since 2016. A native of Meridian, Idaho, Hampton has proudly represented his hometown team, and in 2017 is one of four Broncos chosen to be displayed on a banner hung at Albertsons Stadium. Through his award-winning work both on the field and in the classroom, Hampton has established himself as one of the most respected members of the Bronco football program.

Community

Hampton has served the Boise community on multiple occasions as an Optimist Youth Football volunteer (Youth Football Experience, Jamboree, OYF Opportunity). He also has served the Boise Rescue Mission (Thanksgiving meal service each year), participated in St. Luke’s On the Blue, visited with patients from St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital and guided them on a tour of the football stadium.

Competition

Hampton is a candidate for the 2017 Rimington Trophy, given annually to the nation’s top center. Last year (2016) he, along with the rest of the Boise State offensive line, was a semifinalist for the Joe Moore Award, given to the top offensive line unit in the country. A member of the 2017 preseason All-Mountain West Team, Hampton was voted All-Mountain West Honorable Mention in 2016, his first season as the Bronco starting center. In 2016, he was part of a Bronco offensive line that paved the way for the Mountain West’s top offense at 472.8 yards per game in 2016. He also helped provide protection in a passing offense that ranked 15th in the country with 298.3 passing yards per game and helped produce the eighth-straight 1,000-yard rushing season by a Bronco running back, as Doak Walker semifinalist Jeremy McNichols piled up 1,709 yards on the ground (sixth-most in the FBS).