Monday, October 24, 2005

Jovon Bouknight Deserves the Heisman

I've only gotten to see the University of Wyoming play twice this season. But I have to agree with Ron Bronson, Jr. Jovon Bouknight is definately Heisman material.

This guy does it all. Throws passes, runs and makes some of the most acrobatic catches I've seen on a football field. Never mind that some of those balls are thrown in the wrong place or simply to the wrong team, Jovon simply puts his hands out and makes the plays.

Through 8 weeks of the season Jovon is playing for a 4-4 team and yet he is 4th in the NCAA in Receiving Yards with 843 yards. He is tied for second among NCAA receivers with 11 TDs. He is tied for 10th in number of receptions with 52.

So far this season he has carried the ball 6 times for 88 yards, that's 14.7 yards per carry. He has also completed one third of his pass attempts and thrown for one touchdown.

Jovon is the real deal. He is an outstanding player on a mediocre team. If he was playing for a team that got regular attention from major sports outlets then we would all be watching Jovon make his circus catches every week on ESPN Sportscenter.

I agree with Mr. Bronson. Jovon Bouknight may not get the National attention he deserves. But for their sake lets hope the NFL scouts are paying attention. They don't want to miss out on this kid.

Update: If not the Heisman, than at least the Biletnikoff Award..

No comments: