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Jovon Durante

#5 Jovon Durante

WR | Jr. | 5-11 | 164 | Miami, Fla. | Miramar HS

  • Has played in 25 career games and started 17

2016 (So.)

  • Played in 13 games at wide receiver and started eight
  • Finished with 35 catches for 331 yards, two touchdowns and a long catch of 51 yards
  • Fourth on the team in receptions and yards
  • Registered three or more catches in eight games
  • Finished with three catches for 22 yards with a long of 13 yards against Miami in the Russell Athletic Bowl
  • Had three catches for 39 yards with a TD vs. Oklahoma
  • Team-long reception of 36 yards at Texas 
  • Finished with three catches for 40 yards with a long of 31 yards against TCU
  • Season-high 83 receiving yards at Texas Tech; posted season-long catch of 51 yards 
  • Hauled in a career single-game best seven catches against Kansas State and tallied game-winning touchdown with a seven-yard, fourth-quarter reception
  • Game-high six receptions in win vs. BYU 

2015 (Fr.)

  • Played in 12 games as a true freshman and started nine
  • Ranked No. 12 in the Big 12 in yards per reception and No. 14 in receiving touchdowns; also No. 11 in combined kick returns
  • Finished with 24 catches for 378 yards, an average of 15.8 yards per catch, five touchdown and a long reception of 57 yards 
  • Had 14 kickoff returns for 316 yards, averaging 22.6 with a long return of 43 yards
  • Did not play against Arizona State in the Cactus Bowl
  • Had second-most productive day of season at Kansas State, catching four passes for 57 yards, including 24-yard touchdown
  • Long punt return of 11 yards at Kansas State
  • Returned a kickoff 19 yards vs. Iowa State 
  • One kickoff return at Kansas for 17 yards
  • Hauled in first TD catch since Oklahoma game with 53-yard grab against Texas; it was his second 50-yard score of the season
  • Finished with 66 all-purpose yards against Texas Tech
  • Two kickoff returns vs. Texas Tech for 55 yards with a long of 29; also had a 26-yard kickoff return
  • Long kickoff return on the year of 43 yards at Baylor
  • Season-best 122 kickoff return yards on a season-high six returns against Oklahoma State
  • Had two catches for 21 yards with a long of 11 yards against Oklahoma State
  • Jumped for a one-yard TD catch at Oklahoma; finished with a team-best four receptions
  • Finished with two catches against Maryland
  • Nabbed second career touchdown on 10-yard catch against Liberty; finished with a game-high seven receptions
  • Finished with three catches for 121 yards and a touchdowns against Georgia Southern with a long of 57 yards
  • Saw first collegiate action as true freshman against Georgia Southern
  • First collegiate catch was a 41-yard touchdown and also finished with a 23-yard reception against Georgia Southern

High School

  • Coached by A.J. Scott at Miramar High
  • Finished with 11 catches for 221 yards, an average of 20.4 yards per catch and four touchdowns as a senior
  • Had three catches for 134 yards and three touchdowns against Western
  • No. 8 on the Miami Herald’s Broward Class of 2015 Top 25 recruits
  • No. 20 recruit from south Florida according to the Ft. Lauderdale Sun Sentinel
  • No. 38 on the Orlando Sentinel’s Florida Top 100 list
  • Member of Florida Times-Union Super 75 Florida recruiting list
  • Named Florida All-Class 8A Honorable Mention by the Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
  • All-Broward County Honorable-Mention by the Miami Herald
  • Four-star recruit according to ESPN, Rivals, Scout.com, 247Sports and PrepStar
  • No. 161 ranked player in the nation on PrepStar’s Top 300 All-American list
  • No. 7 wide receiver in Florida, No. 16 in the South, No. 30 overall in Florida, No. 37 wide receiver nationally and No. 254 on Top 300 by Scout.com
  • No. 18 receiver in Florida, No. 23 overall in Florida and No. 157 overall nationally by 247Sports
  • No. 20 rated wide receiver nationally by Rivals and No. 163 overall
  • No. 13 ranked wide receiver by ESPN and No. 126 overall
  • No. 23 ranked player from the state of Florida by Rivals and the No. 7 receiver in Florida by Scout.com
  • Recorded 15 total touchdowns as a sophomore
  • Nominated for the 2015 U.S. Army All-American Bowl
  • Competed in track and field at Miramar, participating in the 100 meters, 200 meters and high jump

Personal

  • Birthday is April 11
  • Son of Johnnie Cleveland and Yolanda Durante
  • One of three children
  • Majoring in multidisciplinary studies
Offense
SeasonClassGPRushesGainLossYardsLongRecYardsTDsLong
Totals 253249152059709757
2015Fr12     24378557
2016So133249152035331251
Defense
SeasonClassGPSoloTklTFL
Totals 25220
2015Fr12   
2016So13220.0
Special Teams
SeasonClassGPPRYardsLongKORYardsLong
Totals 25314111533243
2015Fr12314111431643
2016So13   11616
Scoring
SeasonClassGPTDspts
Totals 25742
2015Fr12530
2016So13212

Campus Connection: Three of a Kind

By John Antonik | August 14, 2015

From the looks of things, it appears the Mountaineers got themselves a pretty good set of wide receivers last February.