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Jovon Bouknight
Jovon  Bouknight

Co-Offensive Coordinator/WRs

Alma Mater:
Wyoming, 2006


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Jovon Bouknight (Juh-vonn Bo-night) is entering his seventh season with Utah State and his sixth year as wide receivers coach after serving as the team’s offensive graduate assistant in 2009. Bouknight was named USU’s passing game coordinator in 2014.

During his last four years at Utah State, Bouknight has been part of a Utah State program that has played in four-straight bowl games and won three-straight bowls, both of which are school records, while posting a 37-17 record.

In 2014, Bouknight coached a pair of all-Mountain West receivers in juniors JoJo Natson and Hunter Sharp as both players earned honorable mention honors. Sharp finished the season with 66 receptions, which ranks tied for ninth all-time in school history for a single-season, for 939 yards, which is the most by an Aggie receiver since 2002. Furthermore, Sharp had four-straight 100-yard receiving games as a junior, which is the most by an Aggie since 2002. Natson added 51 catches for 504 yards to give him 127 career receptions for 1,031 yards as he ranks 11th all-time in school history in receptions and 32nd in receiving yards.

During the 2013 season, Bouknight was part of an Aggie offense that set school records for pass completions (297), total offensive plays (1,073), touchdown passes (30) and first downs (310), while its 445 points scored and 481 pass attempts both rank second all-time. Furthermore, USU’s 56 total touchdowns rank third all-time and its 31.7 points per game average ranks fifth all-time in school history.

In 2012, Bouknight mentored two all-Western Athletic Conference performers in Matt Austin and Chuck Jacobs as Austin earned second-team honors and Jacobs earned honorable mention accolades. Jacobs is currently in the NFL with the San Francisco 49ers.

During the 2012 season, Bouknight helped coach an Aggie offense that set single-season school records for total points (454), total offense (6,108 yards), completions (285) and total yards per game (469.8), while ranking second all-time in points per game (34.9) and total passing yards (3,445).

Nationally, Utah State’s 2012 offense ranked second in the WAC and 23rd in the country in total offense (469.8 ypg), second in the WAC and 18th in the nation in passing efficiency (153.21), second in the WAC and 25th in the nation in rushing offense (204.8 ypg), third in the WAC and 31st in the nation in sacks allowed (1.38 pg), third in the WAC and 33rd in the nation in scoring offense (34.9 ppg), and third in the WAC and 39th in the nation in passing offense (265.0 ypg).

In 2011, USU’s offense was statistically one of the best in the country as it led the WAC and ranked sixth in the nation in rushing offense (282.69 ypg). USU also ranked first in the WAC and 18th in the nation in passing efficiency (151.8), first in the WAC and 23rd in the nation in scoring offense (33.62 ppg), and second in the WAC and 20th in the nation in total offense (457.31 ypg).

Bouknight came to Utah State after one season at his alma mater of Wyoming, where he was an offensive graduate assistant, working with UW’s wide receivers.

Bouknight concluded his college career ranked No. 20 in NCAA history in both career receiving yards (3,626) and career receptions (250). After graduating from Wyoming in the spring of 2006, Bouknight signed a NFL free agent contract with the Carolina Panthers and went to camp with the Panthers in the summer of 2006. He later played in NFL Europe in the summer of 2007, before signing as a free agent with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers later that summer and attended camp with Tampa Bay in 2007.

During his senior season at Wyoming, he was one of 15 semifinalists for the 2005 Biletnikoff Award, which honors the nation’s top college receiver each season. He also earned honorable mention All-America honors from College Football News in 2005, along with earning first-team all-Mountain West honors. The College Football News also selected him to its all-Mountain West first-team. For the 2005 season, he ranked No. 9 in the NCAA in average receiving yards per game (101.45 ypg), No. 15 in total receiving yards (1,116), No. 10 in all-purpose yards (160.45), No. 12 in average receptions per game (7.00), and No. 11 in kickoff returns (27.75). He concluded his career ranked No. 2 in Mountain West history in both receptions (250) and receiving yards (3,626).

In Wyoming school history, Bouknight ranks No. 3 in career receiving yards behind former All-Americans Marcus Harris (No. 1 with 4,518 receiving yards from 1993-96) and Ryan Yarborough (No. 2 with 4,446 from 1990-93). Harris was the 1996 Biletnikoff Award winner. Bouknight ranks No. 2 in school history in career receptions (250), trailing only Harris with 259. Bouknight also completed his career as Wyoming’s all-time all-purpose yardage leader (5,921 yards) and career kickoff return leader (2,016 yards). He caught at least one pass in 47 consecutive games, which was also every game of his college career and a UW school record up until 2014. He actually caught at least two passes in each of those 47 career games.

A native of Denver, Colo., Bouknight was an outstanding quarterback at Manual High School in Denver. He received his bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and health promotion from Wyoming in 2006.

Bouknight is married to the former Jeanine Hernandez, who is a former USU softball player.

Coaching History:
2014- Utah State - Passing Game Coordinator/WR
2010-13 Utah State - Wide Receivers
2009     Utah State - Graduate Assistant/Wide Receivers
2008     Wyoming - Graduate Assistant/Wide Receivers

Bowl Games: Utah State - New Mexico, 2014; Poinsettia, 2013; Famous Idaho Potato, 2012; Famous Idaho Potato, 2011

Conference Championships: Utah State - WAC, 2012

Playing Experience: 2007 Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Wide Receiver 2007 Cologne Centurions - Wide Receiver 2006 Carolina Panthers - Wide Receiver 2002-05 Wyoming - Wide Receiver/Kick Returner

Education: 2006 Wyoming - Kinesiology and Health Promotion

Family: Wife, Jeanine

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