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A sophomore wide receiver…

CAREER: Has appeared in five games…

2005: Participated in the Kentucky, Alabama, Mississippi State, Vanderbilt and Iowa contests…Caught two passes for 44 yards in the win over Mississippi State, including one for 28 yards…Gained 16 yards on two carries against Alabama, including a 14-yard run…Made collegiate debut by catching a 22-yard pass in the win at Kentucky… Had one reception for 11 yards against Vanderbilt…

PREP: Suffered a preseason ankle injury in August that ended his senior season before it began…Named to the U.S. Army All-American team as one of the top wide receivers in the country…As a junior, led that squad to an undefeated season…Played both wide receiver and cornerback as a junior…Also handled all of the Railsplitters kicking, punting, and punt return duties…Scout.com ranked Boateng as the 38th-best wide receiver prospect in the country while Rivals.com ranked him 20th at his position…

PERSONAL: Was born on Feb. 23, 1987…His mother is Theresa Adu Poku…His name is of African origin, as his father is a native of Ghana, but his parents have lived in the United States for over 30 years…Played on the same basketball squad as current Portland Trail Blazer point guard Sebastian Telfair when they were both at Abraham Lincoln High School, winner of three consecutive New York City PSAL basketball championships…First-ever UF scholarship recruit from the five boroughs of New York and the first one from the state of New York since Tim Olmstead in 1997…Chose the University of Florida, after considering Nebraska, Michigan, and Michigan State…


CAREER RECEIVING STATISTICS
Year No. Yds Avg. TDs Long
2005 4 77 19.2 0 28
Totals: 4 77 19.2 0 28
CAREER RUSHING STATISTICS
Year No. Yds Avg. TDs Long
2005 2 16 8.0 0 14
Totals: 2 16 8.0 0 14

BOATENG'S CAREER HIGHS
Receptions: 2 (Mississippi State, 2005)
Receiving Yards: 44 (Mississippi State, 2005)
Receiving TDs: None
Longest Reception: 28 (Mississippi State, 2005)
Rushing Attempts: 2 (Alabama, 2005)
Rushing Yards: 16 (Alabama, 2005)
Rushing TDs: None
Longest Rush: 14 (Alabama, 2005)

Game-By-Game

2006

                                     |---RUSHING---|  |--RECEIVING--|  |-------PASSING-------|  |--KICK RET--|  |--PUNT RET--|   All
 Date         Opponent               No.  Yds TD  Lg  No.  Yds TD  Lg  Cmp-Att-Int  Yds TD  Lg  No  Yds TD  Lg  No  Yds TD  Lg  Purp
 Sep 02, 2006 SOUTHERN MISS..........  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Sep 09, 2006 UCF....................  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Totals..............................  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0

 Games played: 2

                                     |---------TACKLES---------| |-SACKS-| |-FUMBLE-|            Pass Blkd |-Kicks--XPTS-|
 Date         Opponent               Solo  Ast  Total    TFL-Yds    No-Yds  FF FR-Yds Int-Yds QBH Brk Kick Att-Mad Run Rcv Saf  Pts
 Sep 02, 2006 SOUTHERN MISS..........   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Sep 09, 2006 UCF....................   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Totals..............................   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

2005

                                     |---RUSHING---|  |--RECEIVING--|  |-------PASSING-------|  |--KICK RET--|  |--PUNT RET--|   All
 Date         Opponent               No.  Yds TD  Lg  No.  Yds TD  Lg  Cmp-Att-Int  Yds TD  Lg  No  Yds TD  Lg  No  Yds TD  Lg  Purp
 Sep 24, 2005 at Kentucky............  0    0  0   0    1   22  0  22    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0    22
 Oct  1, 2005 at Alabama Crimson Tide  2   16  0  14    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0    16
 Oct 08, 2005 MISSISSIPPI STATE......  0    0  0   0    2   44  0  28    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0    44
 Nov 05, 2005 VANDERBILT.............  0    0  0   0    1   11  0  11    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0    11
 Jan 02, 2006 vs IOWA................  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Totals..............................  2   16  0  14    4   77  0  28    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0    93

 Games played: 5
 Avg per rush: 8.0
 Avg per catch: 19.2
 All purpose avg/game: 18.6
 Total offense avg/gm: 3.2

                                     |---------TACKLES---------| |-SACKS-| |-FUMBLE-|            Pass Blkd |-Kicks--XPTS-|
 Date         Opponent               Solo  Ast  Total    TFL-Yds    No-Yds  FF FR-Yds Int-Yds QBH Brk Kick Att-Mad Run Rcv Saf  Pts
 Sep 24, 2005 at Kentucky............   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Oct  1, 2005 at Alabama Crimson Tide   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Oct 08, 2005 MISSISSIPPI STATE......   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Nov 05, 2005 VANDERBILT.............   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Jan 02, 2006 vs IOWA................   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Totals..............................   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

Profile on Nyan Boateng

  • Also played basketball in high school
  • Sustained an ankle injury before his senior season but was still invited to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas
  • Practices yoga
  • Brother, Dominic Osei, is a senior basketball player at Fordham University
  • UF's first recruit from the five boroughs of New York City
  • Played on the same travel-league basketball team (Long Island Panthers) as current Gator Joakim Noah
  • From Brooklyn, N.Y., which makes him one of only two Gators from north of the Mason-Dixon Line (offensive tackle Phil Trautwein, from Voorhees, N.J., is the other)

What They Are Saying About Nyan Boateng

“I approach spring like I’m the starter. I want to be the guy that coaches can count on starting certain plays, putting me in if the starter can’t go.” (4/23/06)
Nyan Boateng

 

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