#17 Jadon Boatright
Position: Defensive Back
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 172
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Liberty Hill, Texas
High School: Liberty Hill HS
Experience: 1 Letter
Career Statistics Career Statistics

NEW MEXICO: Returning player in the secondary who got his feet wet in FBS play by playing in all 12 games in 2013 as a true freshman ... great instincts for the football ... will become more disruptive in the passing game as his confidence improves ... still working to become a more physical player.

2013 (FRESHMAN): Played in all 12 games on special teams and became a bigger part of the defensive rotation as the year went on ... finished with eight tackles on the season ... career high three solo tackles against New Mexico State ... had highs of three total tackles vs. the Aggies and vs. Fresno State (one solo, two assists).

HIGH SCHOOL: A three-year starter, 2012 honorable mention All-State and first-team All-Central Texas honoree for the Panthers and coach Jerry Vance ... recorded 31 tackles (25 solos), two tackles for loss, five interceptions (two returned for touchdowns) and four pass breakups as a senior ... also had 23 carries for 331 yards and four TDs on offense, 17 kick returns for 673 yards (an average of 39.6 yards per return and four TDs), 12 punt returns for 151 yards (12.6 yards per return) and one TD ... played kicker with 17 extra points and one field goal ... earned first-team All-District 8-3A honors as a defensive back and as a special teams performer... also earned first-team All-District honors on defense and special teams as a junior in 2011 ... finished with 32 tackles (22 solos), two tackles for loss, two interceptions and six pass breakups ... kicked 32 PATs and three field goals, had seven kickoff returns for 248 yards (a 35.4-yard average) and two TDs and two punt returns for 43 yards (a 21.5-yard average) on special teams ... earned second-team All-District defensive honors as a sophomore in 2010 ... collected 29 tackles (23 solos) with three interceptions, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and six pass breakups ... also competed in track and field for Liberty Hill ... finished third in the Texas State 3A championship meet in the triple jump as a junior with a 47-1 mark ... finished second in regionals in the triple jump and was district champion and regional qualifier in both the long jump and triple jump as a junior ... qualified for regionals in the triple jump as a sophomore ... holds the record at Liberty Hill in the long jump with a mark of 22.2 feet ... also holds the school record in the 100 meters with a time of 10.52 seconds ... a first-team All-District 8-3A center fielder in baseball in 2011 ... currently a starter for the No. 13-ranked boys basketball team, averaging five steals per game.

PERSONAL: Born April 21, 1995 in Fort Hood, Texas ... parents are Melissa and Randy Boatright ... has one brother, Ty, and one sister, Dani ... likes to hunt and flsh ... favorite movie is “The Express” ... favorite food is mom’s green enchiladas and chicken alfredo ... favorite athlete is Darrelle Revis ... wants to major in Sports Medicine.