Roh, Hampton Named To Award Lists
July 11, 2017

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    BOISE, Idaho - Two more Broncos were named to postseason award watch lists Tuesday morning as redshirt senior tight end Jake Roh was tabbed as a candidate for the Mackey Award, given annually to the nation's top tight end, and redshirt senior center Mason Hampton was named to the watch list for the Rimington Trophy, given to college football's top center.

    Roh and Hampton join quarterback Brett Rypien and nose tackle David Moa as Broncos named to postseason award lists this preseason. Rypien was named a candidate for the Maxwell Award (national player of the year) and the Allstate AFCA Good Hands Team, while Moa was named to the watch list for the Bednarik Award (national defensive player of the year) Monday.

    Tuesday's announcement marks the second-straight preseason in which Roh has been named a candidate for the Mackey Award. The two-time All-Mountain West selection was limited due to injury early on last season, missing Boise State's first two games and ending the season with 10 catches for 113 yards over 11 contests. Roh returned to his prior form late in the campaign, evidenced by his line of six catches for 54 yards at the Motel 6 Cactus Bowl against Baylor on Dec. 27.

    The previous two seasons Roh was instrumental in the Boise State receiving game, making 35 catches for 408 yards and two touchdowns in 2014 while being named All-Mountain West Honorable Mention. The following season, he was selected to the All-Mountain West Second Team after catching 33 balls for 357 yards and a score.

    The 2017 Mackey Award recipient will be announced on December 6, 2017 and then presented live on December 7, 2017 at The Home Depot College Football Awards Red Carpet Show on ESPNU.

    Hampton stepped into the starting center's role for the Broncos in 2016, starting all 11 games in which he appeared. The Meridian native anchored a Bronco line that paved the way for the Mountain West's top offense at 472.8 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.

    Hampton and the rest of the Bronco line also provided protection for quarterback Brett Rypien as he directed a passing offense that ranked 15th in the country at 298.3 yards per game.

    The Bronco center also leads in the classroom, as this past December Hampton was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America Football First Team, becoming just the fifth Bronco football student-athlete to earn the honor.

    The winner of the 2017 Rimington Trophy will be recognized at a presentation at the Rococo Theatre in Lincoln, Nebraska on Jan. 13, 2018.

    Boise State will open its 2017 campaign Saturday, Sept. 2 at Albertsons Stadium, hosting Troy at 1:45 p.m.

    Broncos On 2017 Postseason Award Watch Lists

    C Mason Hampton
    Rimington Trophy

    NT David Moa
    Bednarik Award

    TE Jake Roh
    Mackey Award

    QB Brett Rypien
    Maxwell Award
    Allstate AFCA Good Hands Team

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