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UTAH: Heisman Trophy candidate will vie for a number of postseason honors … made the All-Pac-12 first team in his first NCAA season … fast, powerful back is also an excellent pass catcher.
2014–First-team All-Pac-12 running back was also the All-Pac-12 Academic first-team running back … averaged 116.3 yards per game overall … after playing sparingly in the first three games, he averaged 133.3 yards in the final 10 games (130.1 against Pac-12 teams) … 116.3-yard rushing average was second in the Pac-12 and No. 21 nationally … 1,512 yards ranks second all-time in a season at Utah … 292 carries ranked third in a season at Utah, 116.3 yards per game was fifth and 10 rushing touchdowns tied for the sixth most … seven 100-yard games tied for the third-most in a season in school history … 100-yard games came against Oregon State (229), Washington State (178), Colorado State (162), UCLA (156), Arizona State (146), Arizona (142) and USC (102) … ran for 100 yards in Utah’s first five conference games, which tied him for the second-most consecutive 100-yard games in school history … 229 yards at Oregon State was the best single-game rushing total in the Pac-12 in 2014 … had the two busiest rushing games in the Pac-12 with 37 carries against Arizona State and 33 against UCLA … finished second in the Pac-12 and 17th in the nation in all-purpose yards per game (144.2) … 1,875 all-purpose yards ranked third in a season at Utah … tied for the second-most receptions on the team (43) for 306 yards and two touchdowns … season-best 110 receiving yards and a TD against Oregon.
PRIOR TO UTAH: Signed with Washington State out of high school before enrolling at American River College … first-team all-Valley Conference in 2012 when he led the conference in rushing yards per game and touchdowns … rushed for 1,472 yards and 15 touchdowns and also had nine receptions for 58 yards and two touchdowns his sophomore season … 22 carries for 282 yards (12.8 average) and five touchdowns vs. Monterey … three kickoff returns for 164 yards (54.7 average) and a touchdown against Santa Rosa … as a freshman, he rushed for 793 yards (7.93 average, 79.3 yards per game) and 12 touchdowns … also caught 10 passes for 143 yards and a touchdown, and ran back 10 kickoffs for 348 yards and a touchdown in 2011 … American River played in the 2012 Northern California Football Association championship game … sat out the 2013 season to finish academic coursework … as a senior at Grant Union High (Calif.) in 2009, he rushed for 2,884 yards and 45 touchdowns … won U.S. Air Force National Player of the Week … 2009 first-team MaxPreps All-State Division I ... NorCalPreps.com Division I Player of the Year ... second-team CalHiSports.com all-state ... Sacramento Bee all-Metro in 2008 and 2009 ... led Grant High to the 2008 CIF State Open Division state title, leading the team in rushing yards (1,850) and touchdowns (36).
PERSONAL: Son of Ronnie and Francis Booker … sociology major … full name is Devontae Dupree Booker … born May 27, 1992.