David Bouvier - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 33


  • position Wide Receiver
  • height 5-9
  • Weight 168
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Lexington, Ky.
  • High school Lexington Catholic
  • Played in 19 career games with two starting assignments 
  • Totaled 218 yards receiving with 17 catches and two scores
  • Had a remarkable senior season, ranking third on the team in receiving yards (209) and fourth in catches (16)
  • Nominee for the 2018 Burlsworth Trophy which is given to the most outstanding football player who began his career as a walk-on and has shown outstanding performance on the field
  • Earned a full scholarship from Coach Stoops during 2018 fall camp
  • Graduated in May of 2018 with a two degrees – marketing and management – and a minor in communications
  • Named to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District® Football Team
  • Four-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • Four-time Dean’s List honoree
2018 – Senior
  • Played in all 13 games with two starts
  • Third on the team in receiving yards (209) and fourth in catches (16)
  • Third on the team with two receiving TDs
  • Named to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District® Football Team
  • Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • Had back-to-back crucial catches on UK’s 81-yard final drive in the fourth quarter to help the Cats defeat Missouri, 15-14
  • Earned his first career start at Texas A&M
  • Caught a 29-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter at Florida, his second TD in as many games
  • Scored his first collegiate touchdown on a 24-yard pass from Gunnar Hoak just before halftime vs. Central Michigan … Finished the day with three snags for 48 yards and a TD, all career bests
2017 – Junior
  • Played in four games on special teams
  • Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • Dean’s List (Fall 2017)
2016 – Sophomore
  • Saw action in the win over Austin Peay
  • Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • Dean’s List (Fall 2016)
  • Caught a nine-yard pass in the TaxSlayer Bowl
2015 – r-Freshman
  • Practiced with the team
  • Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll
2014 – Freshman
  • Redshirt season
  • Dean’s List (Fall 2014)
High School
  • Played for Bill Letton at Lexington Catholic HS, where he helped lead the Knights to a combined 33-9 record in his three seasons as a starter
  • Knights’ all-time leader in receptions and receiving yards after compiling an impressive 3,156 yards on 215 catches
  • First-team all-city as a junior after catching 78 passes for 1,138 yards and 11 touchdowns
  • Helped the Knights win three region championships
  • 2014 National Guard Border Bowl Kentucky All-Star
  • Also was an all-state track performer as a senior, finishing fourth in the 400 meter dash, 10th in the 200 meters and sixth in the 4×400 relay
  • Honor-roll student and member of the Beta Club, Service Club and Spanish Honor Society
  • Born in Lexington, Ky.
  • Name is pronounced “BOO-vee-ay (long “a” sound)
  • Son of Joe and Jeanne Bouvier
Community Cats
  • Volunteered at Big Brothers/Big Sisters Bowl for Kids’ Sake, bowling and spending time with the children with cancer (2015)
  • Stayed after practice to spend time with the Special Olympics (2015)
  • Volunteered at the Indian Summer Camp for children’s cancer survivors (2015)
David Says
  • His nickname is “Bouv”
  • He chose Kentucky because he grew up in Lexington and always wanted to go to UK
  • Other than playing in the NFL, his dream job is to be a pro baseball player
  • One word to describe him on the field is “scrappy”
  • If he could trade places with someone for one day he would choose Coach Stoops so he could walk around like a boss
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