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#55 Roane Babington
Position: Center
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 300
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Staunton, Va.
High School: Robert E. Lee
Experience: 3 Letters
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  • Named Second Team All-CAA as an offensive lineman
  • Started all 12 games at center for JMU
  • Helped the Dukes average 234.1 yards per game rushing and 4.8 yards per carry
  • Has started the last 32 games for the Dukes, with the last 23 at center.
  • 2010 Second-Team All-CAA selection
  • Seen action in 46 of a possible 47 games in his career


At JMU: Fifth-year Duke who is JMU's projected starting center for a second-straight year after being an offensive guard starter in 2009... Preseason First-Team All-CAA pick by Phil Steele... A vocal leader on the offensive line, has a good understanding of the game in his natural position of center, said offensive line coach Chris Malone.

2010: Played in all 11 games at center earning his third letter... Earned Second Team All-CAA honors... Named to Second Team All-Virginia... Anchored the offensive line helping the team to average four yards per carry on the ground... Helped lead the Dukes to a No. 3 rank in the CAA in Rushing Offense with 173.8 yards per game.

2009: Played in 10 contests during the year, starting nine of those... Had eight of his nine starts at guard... helped JMU average 180.5 yards per game rushing.

2008: Worked as a reserve offensive lineman, appearing each JMU game, after moving from the defensive line during the spring practice period.

2008: Redshirted.

High School: Team captain at Robert E. Lee on a regional runner-up team as a senior... All-State defensive end and honorable mention as a tight end... All-District and All-Region defensive end and tight end... Area Defender of the Year... Scholar-Athlete Academic Excellence Award recipient... All-District tackle as a junior.

Personal: Social science major.