USF Football BIO
81 Dontavia Bogan
BOGAN'S CAREER HIGHS
CAREER: Appeared in 49 games, starting 23, at wide receiver and on special teams ... posted 107 receptions for 1,534 yards and 12 TDs ... the 107 receptions are tied for for fourth on USF's all-time list ... the 1,534 yards rank second on USF's all-time list ... the 12 TDs are tied for second on USF's all-time list ... also returend 69 kickoffs for 1,598 yards for a 23.2 ypr average ... the 69 kickoff returns rank third on USF's all-time list ... the 1,598 return yards rank third on USF's all-time list ... the 23.2 ypr average ranks second on USF's all-time list.
2010: Started 12-of-13 games, missing the WKU game due to an ankle injury ... posted 47 catches for 685 yards and a career-high six TDs ... the 47 receptions rank fifth on USF's single-season list ... the 685 yards rank second on USF's single-season list ... the six TDs tied for second on USF's single-season list ... averaged 14.6 yards per catch ... had eight catches of at least 25 yards ... tallied three catches for 86 yards and scored a TD on USF's first play from scrimmage against Stony Brook ... added five catches for 66 yards and a TD versus FAU ... posted four receptions for 67 yards against Syracuse ... tied USF's single-game record with 11 catches for a career-high 98 yards at WVU ... notched three receptions for 85 yards, including a career-long 64-yarder, at Cincinnati ... scored a TD against Rutgers ... added a 48-yard TD at Louisville ... posted four receptions for 60 yards and drew four pass interference calls against Pittsburgh ... added three catches for 56 yards at Miami... caught seven passes for 70 yards and a 28-yard score against Connecticut ... added a 15-yard TD reception in the Meineke Car Care Bowl victory over Clemson.
2009: Appeared in all 13 games, starting 10, at wide receiver and on special teams ... shared the team lead with four receiving touchdowns with Carlton Mitchell and A.J. Love ... posted 22 receptions and 305 yards on the season for an average of 13.9 yards per catch ... had a season-long reception of 50 yards against Charleston Southern ... also was the primary kick returner for USF ... piled up 770 yards on kick returns, tying his 2008 mark for the highest single-season total in school history ... averaged 21.4 yards on 36 returns ... his 36 returns broke his previous single-season record of 29 set in 2008 ... also broke the USF career record for kickoff return yards with 1,540, moving past DeAndrew Rubin, who had 1,534 ... twice had five kickoff returns, tying the most in a single game ... had a season-long 40-yard return against Western Kentucky ... contributed a career-best two touchdown receptions against Charleston Southern and had a season-best 72 yards ... also grabbed touchdowns against Pitt and Louisville.
2008: Played in all 13 games, starting one, at wide receiver and on special teams ... reeled in 26 receptions for 354 yards and one touchdown ... set then-USF single-season records in both kickoff returns (29) and return yards (770) ... averaged 26.6 yards per return, which was second in the BIG EAST and 17th nationally ... combined for 135 yards on two kickoff returns against UConn ... set a USF and BIG EAST record for average yards (67.5) per return in a game, breaking the previous mark of 62.5 by Devin Hester of Miami in 2003 against Florida ... set a career-high with a 71-yard kick return with less than a minute left in the first half against UConn ... totaled 88 yards or more in kickoff return yards in four games, topping 100 yards on two occasions ... posted three returns of 50 yards or more ... season-best 79 yards receiving came in season opener against UT-Martin ... pulled in a season-best four receptions on two occasions - against Louisville and West Virginia.
CENTRAL COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL: Named the Region I-AAAA Defensive Player of the Year ... tabbed all-area as a receiver and free safety and all-region at free safety ... voted a five-time athlete of the week ... played in Georgia's North-South All-Star Game ... named all-state honorable mention ... posted 28 receptions for 475 yards and three touchdowns, along with 70 tackles, three forced fumbles and five interceptions ... had 17 rushes for 295 yards and five touchdowns ... also returned kicks (22.7 avg.) and punts (7.8 avg) ... coached by Ed Pilcher.
PERSONAL: Born October 6, 1988 in Thomasville, Ga. ... given name is Dontavia Raphel Bogan ... has two brothers, Jalen and Jimmy ... first name is pronounced Don-TAY-via ... majored in criminology.