Football Game Notes - 09/09/13
Matt Austin has caught 77 passes for 1,176 yards and 11 touchdowns during his time at Utah State.
Chuck Jacobs has played in all 23 games during his last two years at Utah State.
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Utah State Football Spring Scrimmage
Recruiting Area: Central Florida (Broward County)
Jovon Bouknight (Juh-vonn Bo-night) is entering his fifth season with Utah State and his fourth year as wide receivers coach after serving as the team's offensive graduate assistant in 2009.
As Utah State's wide receivers coach in 2012, Bouknight mentored a pair of all-Western Athletic Conference performers in seniors Matt Austin and Chuck Jacobs as Austin earned second-team all-WAC honors and Jacobs was named to the league's honorable mention team.
Austin finished the 2012 season leading the team in receptions (48) and receiving yards (729), and tying for first with five receiving touchdowns, while his 56.1 receiving yards per game ranked ninth in the WAC.
Jacobs had 41 catches for 608 yards (46.8 ypg) in 2012, including tying for the team leading with five receiving touchdowns. He also ranked third in the WAC and 41st nationally in kickoff return yards (24.1), while ranking ninth in the conference in all-purpose yards (93.8 pg). On the year, Jacobs returned 24 kicks for 579 yards.
During the 2012 season, Bouknight was part of 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 offensive graduate assistant, working with the Cowboys' 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 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 in 2007.
During his senior season, he was one of only 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-MW 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 is the UW school record. 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.
JOVON BOUKNIGHT FILE Coaching History: 2010- Utah State -- Wide Receivers 2009 Utah State -- Graduate Assistant/Wide Receivers 2008 Wyoming -- Graduate Assistant/Wide Receivers