It hasn’t taken long for Donte Deayon to make an impact on the Boise State Broncos defense and vying for post-season honors. As a true sophomore in 2013, he was named second-team all-Mountain West for his play at cornerback, taking down six interceptions, seventh best in the nation, and had seven pass breakups. He has track speed and a penchant for finding the ball quickly and attacking it in the air. As established starter entering the 2014 season, Deayon will begin the season on the Jim Thorpe Award watch list.
A much-decorated high school player at Summit High School in Rialto, Calif., garnering first-team all-Sunkist League honors as a sophomore, then adding Sunkist Co-Most Valuable Player honors as a junior and took home the award solo as a senior, in addition to being named All-CIF MVP. After recording 92 tackles, four interceptions, two fumble recoveries and two blocked punts as a senior, he was named first-team all-county and all-state. As a junior, he had 11 interceptions and 84 tackles, while breaking up 11 passes and blocking three field goal attempts. Lettered four times in track and field and earned academic honors as well.
Burned his redshirt year against San Diego State (Nov. 3) and played in each of the season’s final five games in 2012. Got his first career start in the season-ender against Nevada and finished the campaign with 17 tackles and recorded his first career interception against Hawaii.
In 2013, he started all 13 games for the Broncos, recording 54 tackles, nine pass breakups and had three tackles for loss in an all-MWC season.
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