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Boise State’s Jake Roh, Mason Hampton on award watchlists for top tight end, center

Another day, two more watchslists for Boise State football players.

On Tuesday, the Broncos’ Jake Roh and Mason Hampton were named to the Mackey Award and Rimington Trophy watchlists, respectively. The awards are given to the nation’s top tight end and center. The seniors join juniors Brett Rypien and David Moa on national watchlists.

Slowed by a nagging knee injury last season, Roh had 10 catches for 113 yards as a junior. In his first two seasons with the Broncos, he combined for 68 catches and 765 yards. Hampton made 11 starts last season, his first as the Broncos’ No. 1 center. He was named a CoSIDA Academic All-America last month.

The Broncos open the season Sept. 2 at Albertsons Stadium against Troy. On Wednesday, the team will hold a media day for July 20’s charity softball game.

Boise State football watchlists

Center Mason Hampton: Rimington Trophy (top center)

Defensive tackle David Moa: Bednarik Award (top defensive player)

Tight end Jake Roh: Mackey Award (top tight end)

Quarterback Brett Rypien: Maxwell Award (top offensive player); Allstate AFCA Good Works Team