BOISE, Idaho - Former Boise Junior College football player Bryant Lemon and his family, along with Boise State University, have announced a $1 million donation to the Bronco Football Complex.
The Lemon family requested the donation be mainly designated for the new recruiting lounge in order to make it a memorable highlight when visiting the new Bronco football complex. The "Bryant Lemon Recruiting Lounge" will be located at the north end of Bronco Stadium, when the facility is completed in the summer of 2013.
Ground was broken on the $22 million football complex this past month. The 68,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art, two story building will include coaches' offices, meeting rooms, recruiting and player's lounges, academic center, weight room, athletic training room, equipment and a locker room for the Bronco team.
"The Lemon family's generosity in supporting our student-athletes is greatly appreciated," Bronco head football coach Chris Petersen stated. "It's great when former student-athletes remain involved in our program. Their willingness to give back is proof they valued their time at Boise State."
Lemon, a native of Boise, played for former Bronco head football coach and athletic director Lyle Smith in 1953 and 1954, helping Boise Junior College to a two-year record of 17-1-1.
Following his career at BJC, Lemon received his undergraduate degree in civil engineering from the University of Idaho in 1958, and his master's degree in engineering administration from George Washington University in 1961. He worked on many high-profile projects throughout the United States before forming BRYCON Corporation in 1990, one of the Southwest's largest industrial contractors.
Chairman and CEO of BRYCON, Lemon has guided the company into one of the largest clean room contractors in the Southwest. A full-service general contractor, BRYCON has performed successful projects for a multitude of clients in industries such as advanced technology, manufacturing, industrial, cleanroom, healthcare and office build-out.
Bill Lemon, President of BRYCON, stated his father is one of Boise State's biggest fans.
"He has watched the growth and development of the program for many years. It is with great pleasure we are able to support the future advancement of Boise State and its athletic program in my Dad's name."
BRYCON is located in Rio Rancho, N.M., a suburb of Albuquerque.