Hometown:  Denver, Colorado.
Sport:  Football
Years:  2002-2005

One of the most electrifying players to ever play for the Cowboys, Jovon Bouknight was a six-
time All-Mountain West Conference honoree. He was honored at both wide receiver and kick
returner, excelling at both positions. He is still UW’s all-time leader in all-purpose yardage with
5,921 for his career, as well as kickoff return yards (2,016) and average yards per game (126).
He holds the single-game record for kickoff return yardage with 219 against Utah in 2005. He
ranks fifth on the all-time list for touchdowns scored with 30. He led the Cowboys to the 2004
Las Vegas Bowl and a victory over UCLA, a game in which he had 107 receiving yards and even
threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to backup quarterback J.J. Raterink on a trick play. In his
senior season of 2005, Bouknight was a semifinalist for the Biletnikoff Award (presented to the
nation’s top collegiate wide receiver), while leading the Mountain West Conference in receiving
yards, all-purpose yards, and touchdowns, as well as ranking number two in kickoff returns. He
ranked among the top 15 players in the nation in each of those three categories that year.