Devin was born in Detroit, Michigan on May 21, 1994 to Felicia Fields and Darryl Funchess. He attended Harrison High School where he was a stand out for the Hawks in football, basketball and track. A dual threat, playing wide receiver as well as tight end, Devin excelled on the football field. His junior year, he helped lead Harrison to the Michigan Division II state championship. During his senior year he was recognized by the Detroit News and put on their Blue Chip List. Devin was considered a four-star recruit when he committed to play football for The University of Michigan Wolverines.
Devin made an immediate impact in his freshman year in Ann Arbor, Michigan as the team’s leading tight end. He was named Big Ten Conference Freshman of the Week, a 2012 All-Big Ten honorable mention, and put on the FWAA Freshman All-America Team. Devin’s sophomore season as a Wolverine, he would set a school record for the most receiving yards in a season by a tight end with 748. He was awarded the Big Ten’s Tight End of the Year and was a second-team All-Big Ten Conference selection. In Devin’s Junior year he was moved to wide receiver and would be named second-team All-Big Ten Conference. After that season Devin declared for the 2015 NFL Draft.
Devin was selected 41st overall in the second round by the Carolina Panthers in the 2015 NFL Draft. As a rookie wide receiver Devin racked up 31 receptions for 473 yards and 5 touchdowns. In 2016 Devin played in 15 games with 7 starts, and made 23 catches for 371 yards and 4 touchdowns. He led Carolina with a team-high 16.1-yard receiving average. In 2017 Devin started every game for the Panthers as the number one receiver. He led the team with 840 receiving yards and 8 receiving touchdowns. He also had a career-high 63 receptions, which was second most on the team. In the 2018 season, Devin was hampered by injuries, and only managed 44 receptions for 549 yards but he will not let an injury-riddled year define him and working to make strides for the 2019 season.