Devon Blackmon
Wide Receiver 19
187 lbs.
Last School
Riverside City College
Roster Years

Career Summary

Devon Blackmon came to BYU in 2014 as a four-star JC transfer from Riverside City College. He lettered as a junior and senior while playing in a total of 23 games. He tallied 799 receiving yards during his career and registered a career-long 70 yard reception against Boise State in 2015. Blackmon was BYU's second-leading receiver in yards and receptions as a senior. He was named to several All-Independent teams for his standout performances. See the season summary tabs below and the recognition and stats tabs for more details.


  • Parents are Ayanna and Lawal Balogon
  • Has two sisters
  • Was four-time letterwinner in track in high school
  • Winning the CIF Southern Section Championship in the 110-meter hurdles

Before BYU

  • Four-star JC prospect by who helped Riverside City College to a 10-2 record in 2013 after transferring from Oregon
  • Highly sought-after prospect is No. 4 rated JC receiver by and 27th on ESPN’s JC50 list of top junior college prospects 
  • No. 9 rated JC receiver in the nation by and
  • Rated as No. 14 overall prospect out of California by
  • Selected to the Long Beach Post Telegram “Best in the West” first team
  • Totaled 526 yards and 6 touchdowns on 29 receptions for the Tigers, averaging 18.1 yards per catch with long reception of 69 yards 
  • Added 265 on kick returns, averaging 29.4 yards per return 
  • High school teammate of Jamaal Williams
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year

Sophmore Year

Junior Year 2014

  • Caught two passes in win over Virginia, including a 56-yard catch, the longest pass play for BYU this season--he also added a 25-yard punt return
  • Played in 10 games
  • Earned letterman honors as a junior
  • Recorded a season-high six catches for 60 yards on the road against Cal
  • Named to the College Sports Madness All-Independent Third Team
Senior Year 2015

  • Phil Steele Preseason All-Independent Second Team
  • Caught a career-long 70-yard reception in the third quarter vs. Boise State
  • Had a career-high of 105 yards and tied a career-high of six receptions vs. Boise State
  • Earned career highs with nine catches for 142 yards against ECU
  • Went over the century mark for the third time this season as he totaled 102 yards on six receptions against San Jose State
  • Hauled in three receptions for 97 yards, including a game-long 45-yarder in the Las Vegas Bowl
  • Phil Steele Postseason All-Independent Second Team
  • BYU's second-leading receiver in yards (669) and receptions (46)
  • Earned letterman honors, playing in all 13 games while starting 11
  • Named 2015-16 Male Crowd Pleaser at annual Y Awards
Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year