UNLV: An impressive and already highly decorated young receiver who is a 2015 preseason All-MW First Team selection by Phil Steele’s, Lindy’s and ESPN … Became just the third Rebel named to the Football Writers Association of America Freshman All-America Team (OL Matt Murphy in 2007 and WR Ryan Wolfe in 2006) when he joined Baylor’s K.D. Cannon as the two ball-catchers on the elite national squad … Just the fifth UNLV player to be named his conference’s Freshman of the Year … Led the nation in receiving yards among freshmen during the regular season and finished 38th overall with 980 … His 15.1 yard per catch average was second only to Oregon’s Darren Carrington (19.0) among all freshmen who had at least 700 yards receiving in 2014 … The second UNLV signee from local program Basic HS in as many years as OL J’Ondray Sanders.
2014: Capped a record-breaking initial season by being named the Mountain West Freshman of the Year and Freshman All-America … His 65 receptions and 980 yards receiving shattered former Rebel great Ryan Wolfe’s school freshman records (55 for 911) set in 2006 … Boyd also broke the UNLV mark for receptions in a game by a freshman when he hauled in 11 passes against New Mexico on Nov. 1 … His three 100-yard games tied Wolfe and Carlos Baker (1995) for the most in Rebel history by a freshman … Boyd’s catch total ranked 11th in UNLV single-season history overall and his 980 yards came in at eighth most by any Reb in one campaign … Boyd, who started 11 of his 13 games played, made an immediate impact as he caught six passes for 102 yards in his first collegiate game, which made him only the second UNLV freshman in history -- and the first on the road -- to reach the 100-yard receiving mark in his first game (Wolfe had 160 vs. Idaho State in 2006) … Caught at least two passes in all 13 games … His career-high 128 yards on six receptions at Utah State on Oct. 25 gave him his second 100-yard game and one week later, his career-high 11 grabs for 108 yards vs. the Lobos was his third … Scored his first UNLV touchdown at San Diego State on Sept. 27 when he brought in a 44-yard pass from Blake Decker in the first quarter … Also found the end zone once each at USU (41 yards), at BYU (40 yards) and vs. UNR (24 yards).
2013: Grayshirted season after signing with program in February … Was one of two Southern Nevada players in the 2013 class … Named the Las Vegas-Review Journal Male Athlete of the Year in 2013 … A three-star recruit according to ESPN, which also ranked him the No. 158 WR recruit in the nation and No. 3 overall recruit in the state … Ranked the No. 8 recruit from the Silver State by Rivals.com and No. 9 by 247Sports.com.
HIGH SCHOOL: A three-year letterwinner at Basic HS under coach Jeff Cahill … Played in the Lions Club 42nd Annual All-Star Football Game at Bishop Gorman High’s Fertitta Field … Lined up at WR, safety and KR for the Wolves … Caught 66 passes for 1,081 yards and 18 touchdowns as a senior … Best game came against Bonanza HS when he caught seven passes for 257 yards and three touchdowns … As a junior, totaled 65 receptions for 1,118 yards and eight touchdowns … Named First Team All-State as a WR by Nevada Preps while also earning second team honors as a DB with 28 tackles and eight interceptions … A standout on the basketball court as a senior, averaging a team-best 13.9 points and 3.9 assists along with 5.4 rebounds and 2.1 steals en route to First Team All-Southeast League honors … Also competed in track.
PERSONAL: Devonte Eugene Boyd was born Oct. 5, 1994, in New Orleans … Majoring in human services.