Hampton Repeats As Academic All-American
Dec. 14, 2017

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    BOISE, Idaho - For the second-straight year, Boise State redshirt senior center Mason Hampton has been named a CoSIDA Academic All-American, as the College Sports Information Directors of America announced its 2017 Academic All-America Football Teams Thursday.

    Hampton, named to the first team for the second year in a row, becomes just the second Boise State student-athlete in any sport to achieve the feat, joining women's cross country student-athlete Abbey Elsberry (2003-04). His first-team selection is also the sixth all-time for Boise State football.

    Last year, he became the first Bronco football student-athlete since Nate Potter (2011) to be voted to the Academic All-America First Team. Already this year, Hampton, owner of a 3.97 grade-point average while majoring in accountancy, was named a finalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy, and to the National Football Foundation's 2017 Scholar-Athlete Class, for which he earned a postgraduate scholarship worth $18,000. Hampton traveled to New York for the NFF's annual awards dinner on Dec. 5.

    On the field, Hampton has been the lynchpin of the Bronco offensive line, responsible for getting running back Alexander Mattison to his first-career 1,000-yard season, marking the ninth-straight year in which Boise State had produced a 1,000-yard rusher. Hampton was named to the All-Mountain West First Team, his second-career all-conference honor, and helped lead the Broncos to the program's third Mountain West Championship with a 17-14 victory over No. 25 Fresno State on Dec. 2.

    No. 25 Boise State (10-3) will face Oregon in the 2017 Las Vegas Bowl this Saturday at 1:30 p.m. MT. The game will be broadcast on ABC.

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