Monday, November 21, 2005

Jovon Bouknight

On October 24th I suggested that University of Wyoming Wide Receiver Jovon Bouknight would be a good candidate for the Heisman Trophy this year.

I know that this is extremely unlikely. The Heisman is supposed to be awarded to the best player in college football. But lately it had been awarded to the best player on the best team in college football. Unfortunately this leaves truely outstanding players, like Jovon, who play on mediocre teams out of the running.

However Jovon Bouknight has been named to be one of the 15 semifinalists for the 2005 Biletnikoff Award. I think this would be a wonderful way for Bouknight to end his college career.

Since Wyoming has played it's last game of the season Bouknight's college career has ended. As of this weekend he is 3rd in the NCAA in reception yardage, 8th in the NCAA is number of receptions, 6th in receiving touchdowns. Jovon did all this playing on a team the finished the year 4-7 and with a quarterback who threw more interceptions than touchdowns.

Jovon Bouknight was been a cornerstone of the Wyoming Offense for four years. He has caught at least two passes in every game he played the last 4 years, all 47 of them. He performs equally well as the long ball threat to go deep or the posession receiver who goes across the middle on 4th down.

I applaud the Biletnikoff Awarde Committee for their selection of Jovon Bouknight as a semifinalist. Now I encourge them to vote for him one last time. Even if they don't, there are several NFL scouts that should be paying attention to this kid.

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