PRONUNCIATION: (Rhymes with Ryan)
AFTER CAL: Attended the New York Giants rookie mini-camp as a tryout player from April 30 - May 2, 2010.
CAL CAREER: Recorded career totals of 42 receptions, 630 yards receiving and seven touchdown catches in 24 games and five starts, averaging 15.0 yards per catch and 26.2 yards receiving per contest ... made his Cal debut in 2008 after transferring from Florida in the spring of 2007 ... practiced with the team during the spring of 2007, but did not play the 2007 season due to transfer requirements.
2009 (Game-by-Game Stats): Made 13 receptions for 191 yards receiving and two touchdowns over 11 contests off the bench, missing two contests with a broken foot after suffering the injury in the third game of the campaign at Minnesota ... had touchdown receptions in the season-opener vs. Maryland and at Washington in the regular-season finale, connecting with Kevin Riley on both plays with a season-long 39-yard strike against the Terrapins and a 22-yard vs. the Huskies ... had two receptions in five different games (vs. Maryland, at Minnesota, at UCLA, at Arizona State, at Washington) with his 44 yards receiving against the Terrapins a season-high ... elected third-team preseason All-Pac-10 by Phil Steele.
2008 (Game-by-Game Stats): Made a solid contribution in his first season in a Golden Bears' uniform, leading the club with 29 catches and 439 receiving yards (No. 21 Pac-10) for an average of 15.1 yards per catch ... also second on the team with five touchdowns receiving and third with an average of 15.1 yards per reception ... had at least one catch in nine consecutive contests (games 2-10) and 11 of the team's final 12 outings ... posted a career-high-tying four catches three times (at Washington State, at Maryland, at USC) and a career-high 67 yards receiving on only two catches vs. UCLA ... also had three other games with over 50 yards receiving at Maryland (4-64), vs. Oregon (3-56) and vs. Arizona State (3-51) ... caught touchdown passes in back-to-back home games twice (vs. Colorado State and Arizona State; vs. UCLA and Oregon) ... two of his TD receptions were on flea-flickers; the first came vs. UCLA when QB Kevin Riley got the ball back from TB Jahvid Best and hit Boateng for a 53-yard TD, before corralling a 30-yard pass from WR Jeremy Ross at Oregon State for his fifth and final touchdown catch of the season ... also recorded two tackles.
2007: Did not play due to transfer requirements.
AT FLORIDA: Appeared in five games as a true freshman at Florida in 2005 (against Kentucky, Alabama, Mississippi State, Vanderbilt and Iowa) ... recorded four catches for 77 yards and two carries for 16 yards ... had two receptions for 44 yards, including a 28-yarder, against Mississippi State ... tallied a 14-yard run against Alabama ... made his college debut with a 22-yard reception in a win at Kentucky ... did not play in 2006.
HIGH SCHOOL: Suffered a preseason ankle injury in August of 2004 that forced him to miss his senior season ... selected for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl as one of the top wide receivers in the country ... as a junior, led team to an undefeated season while playing both wide receiver and cornerback ... also handled all of the kicking, punting and punt return duties ... ranked by Scout.com as the No. 38 prospect nationally among wide receivers while Rivals.com had him No. 20 at his position ... also lettered in basketball, winning three consecutive New York City Public Schools Athletic League basketball championships.
PERSONAL: Full name is Nyan Boateng ... born February 23, 1987, in Ghana and moved to the United States when he was six years old ... parents are Kwabena Osei Bonsu and Theresa Adu Poku ... speaks three languages - English, French and Twi (spoken in Ghana by approximately 15.8 million people) ... older brother, Dominic Osei, played basketball for Fordham ... cousin, Derick Boateng, competed in the World Cup for Ghana ... major is undeclared but considering Sociology.
BOATENG'S CAREER GAME-HIGHS
Receptions: 4 (three times, last at USC, 2008)
Yards Receiving: 67 (vs. UCLA, 2008)
Receiving TDs: 1 (seven times, last at Washington, 2009)
Long Reception: 53 (vs. UCLA, 2008)
LAST UPDATED: May 4, 2010