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  DeVonte Christopher
DeVonte Christopher

Player Profile
Hometown:
Las Vegas, Nev.

High School:
Canyon Springs HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 200

Position:
WR

Birthdate:
04/17/1990

Experience:
4VL

11/19/2012

Football Closes Season at Colorado on Friday

11/17/2012

Utah falls to Arizona, 34-24

John White had 112 yards rushing for the Utes.

11/12/2012

Football Hosts Arizona in Final Home Game Saturday

Seniors will be honored in pre-game ceremony.

11/05/2012

Football Takes Two-Game Win Streak to Washington

Utes and Huskies have late game Saturday.

10/29/2012

Football Hosts Washington State Saturday

Tickets returned by WSU are on sale.

12/31/2011

Utah vs. Georgia Tech - Sun Bowl

Utah vs. Georgia Tech - Sun Bowl

11/25/2011

Utah vs. Colorado (AP - 11/25/11)

Utah vs. Colorado (AP - 11/25/11) Photo Gallery

UTAH: Led Utah in receiving yards as a sophomore and junior ... five career 100-yard games ... highly-rated prep quarterback moved to receiver after his redshirt season ... 4.48 40 speed.

2012-Played in 11 games with three starts ... 13.7 yards per catch was tops among Utes with double-figure receptions ... 22 receptions for 301 yards both ranked fourth on team ... three catches for 84 yards against Arizona ... five kickoff returns for 117 yards (23.4 average) ... 1-of-1 passing with a 23-yard completion vs. UCLA.

2011-Played in 11 games with nine starts (missed the Pitt and Cal games with an ankle injury) ... led Utah in receptions (42), receiving yards (663), touchdown catches (5) and yards per catch among players with double-figure receptions (15.8) ... finished 10th in the Pac-12 in yards per game (60.3) ... caught the game-tying 28-yard touchdown pass on fourth-and-14 with 1:32 left in regulation in Utah's overtime win over Georgia Tech in the Sun Bowl ... four catches for 74 yards and a TD in the Sun Bowl ... named Sun Bowl Most Valuable Special Teams Player for his two kickoff returns for 97 yards (long of 68) vs. Georgia Tech ... 100-yard games against USC (136) and Washington (125) ... 65-yard touchdown catch against Arizona was Utah's longest play of the season from scrimmage ... 83 yards on five catches against Washington State ... one carry (no yards).

2010-Honorable mention all-MWC receiver played in 12 games with eight starts ... missed the Air Force game with a knee injury ... led Utah in receiving yards (660), yards per game (55.0) and touchdown catches (6), while ranking second in receptions (39) ... ranked fourth in the MWC in receiving yards per game (55.0) ... finished 10th in the league in receptions per game (3.25) ... averaged 16.9 yards per catch ... three 100-yard games: 155 vs. Pittsburgh, 124 vs. Iowa State and 111 vs. Colorado State ... MWC Offensive Player of the Week against Pitt ... longest catch was for 71 yards against Colorado State ... 37-yard touchdown grab off a tipped pass in 17-16 win over BYU ... 27-yard kickoff return against Iowa State.

2009-Played in 12 games on special teams, seeing action at receiver in seven ... two catches for 38 yards included a 31-yard catch against TCU ... also completed 2-of-2 pass attempts for 17 yards ... 14 kick returns for 338 yards for a 24.1 average ... first collegiate kick return was a 47-yard return against UNLV ... 107 yards on four total kickoff returns vs. UNLV ... four returns for 98 yards against Air Force ... eight punt returns for 33 yards (4.1 average) ... five punt returns for 26 yards vs. New Mexico.

2008-Redshirt played quarterback for the scout teams ... Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

HIGH SCHOOL: 2007 Nevada Gatorade Player of the Year, Nevada Prep Player of the Year and Las Vegas Review Journal Player of the Year ... first-team all-state as a senior at Canyon Springs High ... all-conference as a sophomore receiver and senior quarterback ... first-team underclass all-state as a sophomore ... rated the No. 2 prep player at any position in the state of Nevada by Scout.com ... team captain in 2006 and 2007 ... 3,265 passing yards and 44 touchdowns as a senior ... first player in Nevada prep history to pass for more than 30 touchdowns in the regular season ... 77 touchdowns from 2006-07 ... three six-touchdown passing games and two 400-yard games ... also lettered in track, baseball and basketball ... on Canyon Springs High's Northwest Division champion teams in football and basketball ... basketball also won Sunrise League championship ... honor roll student from ninth-12th grade ... won an English award.

PERSONAL: Son of Daryl Christopher and Taminika Jernigan ... father attended UTEP and Southern Utah, where he lettered in basketball from 1994-96 ... two brothers and three sisters ... hobby is cooking ... completed his bachelor's degree in communication in May of 2012 ... full name is DeVonte Lamont Christopher (pronounced da-von-tay) ... born April 17, 1990.

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