Oh dear me. The time is just flying by? It has been a week since my last profile. And in that time we have left the 60s and ventured to the land of the 50s! Today marks 59 days for some Boise State football. With that, let’s talk about—Mason Hampton.
#59, Mason Hampton, RS Junior, OL
Height: 6’ 3”
Weight: 293 lbs (+9)
High School: Meridian High School, Meridian, Idaho
How'd he get to the Blue™?
By following his heart right on the blue! Mr. Hampton walked-on to the team after not having received any offers. Though that decision has been pretty fortuitous for Mr. Hampton as he has played quite a bit despite the lack of hype. Being a local kid that is able to make the team sounds kind of familiar. A pretty neat story as it were. I assume this ends with Hampton getting drafted in the NFL draft. Baby steps I suppose until then.
Because he’s got free wifi?
Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2 star Adam Devine
Alas, another victim of the offensive line “not getting really cool stats” bug. What Mr. Hampton lacks in tangible stats, he more than makes up for in “being pretty good at football” stats. In high school he as named first-team all-conference and second-team all-state during in his senior year. He was also on the Mountain West All-academic team two years running and picked up a Mountain West Scholar-Athlete Award. He’s a smart dude.
It is hard backing up a dude who would eventually wind up on an NFL roster. Which is what Mr. Hampton ended up doing while playing behind Marcus Henry. While Mr. Hampton did see time in every game his RS Freshman and Sophomore years it was mostly special teams and reserve roles.
But now that Mr. Henry has graduated and moved on to moving bodies professionally and left the center spot vacant?
Mr. Hampton is all like:
Though he’s “only” been a backup for the last couple of years, the guy has experience. He’s also smart. The center is the “QB” of the line and being able to spot coverage, make calls, and just take control of the line is going to be paramount to a successful Boise State offense. Hampton should be able to do all of those things. So unless some darkhorse lineman comes in to swoop the job, it should be Hampton’s to lose.
Is he on Twitter?
One of the things I miss most about high school was going to state basketball games— Mason Hampton (@MASONJHAMPTON) February 18, 2016
Completely made up fact
One time Mason totally snubbed Paris Hilton on a high five.