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5 things to know about new RB Devontae Booker

Here are five things to know about new Giants running back Devontae Booker:

1. Devontae Booker is going into his sixth season in the NFL after spending his first four years with the Denver Broncos and the 2020 season with the Las Vegas Raiders. He has played 77 games with seven starts after the Broncos selected him in the fourth round (136th overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft.

2. In his five seasons, Booker has carried the ball a total of 382 times for 1,526 yards (4.0 avg.) and nine touchdowns, adding 122 receptions for 956 yards and a touchdown. Booker has also returned 30 kickoffs for 626 yards (20.9 avg.).

3. As a rookie, Booker rushed for 612 yards and four touchdowns and caught 31 passes for 265 yards and an additional score while playing all 16 games (six starts). He became the first Broncos rookie since 2009 to lead the team in rushing yards. In his only season with the Raiders last year, he played all 16 games (one start) and registered 93 carries for 423 yards (4.5 avg.) and three touchdowns while catching 17 passes for 84 yards.

4. Booker began his collegiate career at American River College, a community college in North Highlands, California, before transferring to Utah for his final two seasons. He started 19-of-23 games at Utah and rushed for 2,773 yards on 560 carries (5.0 avg.) with 21 touchdowns. He also caught 80 passes for 624 yards with two touchdowns. In 2014, he rushed for 1,512 yards, the second-most in school history, on his way to being named First-Team All-Pac-12. He was selected as Second-Team All-Pac-12 the following year after rushing for 1,261 yards.

5. Booker was born in Sacramento, California, where he attended Grant Union High School. There, he rushed for 2,884 yards and 45 touchdowns as a senior and was named to the Sacramento Bee's all-metro teams in 2008 and 2009.

View photos of running back Devontae Booker, who recently signed with the team.


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