Clay registers two TD returns in Ute debut.
Football, USATSI gallery -- 11/15/14
Oct. 4, 2014
Utah vs. Michigan (USATSI)
Utah took on Idaho State to open the 2014 football season.
UTAH: Enrolled during spring semester and had a great camp ... will challenge for the starting job in the fall ... initially signed with Utah in 2013 but spent last year completing academic requirements ... has two years to play two.
PRIOR TO UTAH: Sat out the 2013 season to finish academic coursework at American River College ... 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 ... 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 ... will declare a major before fall semester, most likely in sociology ... name is pronounced de-von-tay ... born May 27, 1992.