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COYOTES ADD BYU STAR AND NFL PROSPECT BLACKMON TO SILVER STRETCH

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(INDIO) – Blue-chip NFL receiver prospect Devon Blackmon, who attended Brigham Young University as a four-star transfer from Riverside City College, has been added to the perennial champion SoCal Coyotes potent Run ‘n’ Shoot attack, America’s #1 Developmental Pro Football Program™ confirmed.

Blackmon, 5-11, 190, lettered at Brigham Young 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. He logged several sub 4.4’s during his Pro Day workouts.

Plugged into the SoCal Coyotes high-octane Run ‘n’ Shoot Silver Stretch, BYU star Devon Blackmon presents frightening possibilities

The son of Ayanna and Lawal Balogon, 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.

Blackmon was a four-star prospect at Riverside City College, after he transferred from the University of Oregon. Prior to moving on to BYU, Blackmon was rated No. 4 overall by ESPN.com, while Rivals.com rated him No. 9.

The Long Beach Post-Telegram named Blackmon ‘The Best in the West’ after he helped RCC to a 10-2 season.

As a kick returner, Blackmon has a career average of 29.4 yards per return.

Blackmon was four-time letter-winner in track in high school, and the CIF champion in the 110-meter hurdles.

The Coyotes project Blackmon in the slot, alongside returning veteran Jarrod Harrington, a former All-American. Harrington, another 4.3 speedster, led the Coyotes to a perfect 7-0 season in 2016 with a league-best 35 catches for 620 yards and 14 touchdowns, averaging 17.7 yards a catch.

The Coyotes report to training camp August 10. The Coyotes anchor the Pacific Coast Division of the World Developmental Football League, and open at their Shadow Hills home September 2 against the California Sharks at 7 p.m.

DISCOVER how The Pro Football Educator, operated by former Denver Broncos GM and two-time Super Bowl winner Ted Sundquist, selected the perennial champion SoCal Coyotes as America’s #1 Developmental Pro Football Program. Visit www.thesocalcoyotes.com.

FAITH, FAMILY, FOOTBALL is the real mission of the Coyotes – and not surprisingly, something that dates back to the great Vince Lombardi in 1959. More than game tape. More than a weight room. More than a 40 time. The Coyote mission of ‘Building Champions, Building Men™’ reaches far beyond the actual gridiron, deep into the development of young athletes as fathers, husbands, and men.

SEVENTY PLAYERS EACH YEAR earn the distinction to ‘Defend the Shield™’ in the uniform of the SoCal Coyotes. Many will earn a shot with NFL, CFL or AFL opportunities, or graduate into business careers.

CONVEYOR BELT OF CHARACTER – The SoCal Coyotes non-profit sports leadership organization is a conveyor belt of character, competence, and connection, delivering life-changing leadership skills to not only their pro prospects, but also thousands of youth each year through an arsenal of community outreach programs.

-SVP Ron DiGrandi (ron@thesocalcoyotes.com)

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