2020-21 Football Roster
#3 Avery Davis
Hometown Cedar Hill, TX
High School Cedar Hill
HONORS & AWARDS
- Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Player of the Week Honorable Mention (vs. Clemson)
SENIOR SEASON (2020)
- Started at WR and caught two passes for 26 yards in the season-opening win vs. Duke (9/12), including a 17-yard contested touchdown pass which Davis caught around the arms of the Duke defender.
- Saw action in the 52-0 win vs. South Florida (9/19).
- Caught one pass for 13 yards in the win vs. Florida State (10/10).
- Caught two passes for 17 yards and rushed once for 10 yards in the 12-7 win vs. Louisville (10/17).
- Started and posted three receptions for 44 yards (21-yard long) in the 45-3 win at Pitt (10/24).
- Caught four passes for 29 yards in the 31-13 win at Georgia Tech (10/31).
- Named Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Honorable Mention Player of the WeekMade the game-changing play in the 47-40 2OT win over then-No. 1 Clemson (11/7) with less than two minutes remaining in regulation, Davis sped downfield and reeled in a 53-yard pass. Two plays later, Book hit Davis for the equalizing touchdown to send the game to overtime. The 53-yard reception in the fourth quarter was Davis’ longest of the season. The touchdown pass to Davis from Book was Davis’ second TD reception of the season and fourth of his career. In total, Davis caught four passes for 78 yards in the win.
- Caught two passes for 70 yards (48-yard long) and rushed once for 29 yards in the 45-31 win at Boston College (11/14).
- Posted one reception for five yards in the 31-17 win at No. 19 North Carolina (11/27).
- Caught two passes for 15 yards and added one rush for 18 yards in the ACC Championship game (12/19).
JUNIOR SEASON (2019)
- Opened fall camp at cornerback before moving to receiver
- Saw action in 11 games, catching 10 passes for 124 yards and two TDs
- Also rushed six times for 10 yards
- Scored TDs in wins over New Mexico and Bowling Green
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2018)
- Played in nine games, primarily at running back
- Ran for 70 yards on the year and had five receptions for 30 yards
FRESHMAN SEASON (2017)
- One of 10 scholarship freshmen who spent the season on scout team and did not see the field
- Joined David Adams, Jafar Armstrong, Aaron Banks, Darnell Ewell, Dillan Gibbons, Josh Lugg, Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, Kofi Wardlow and Drew White as rookies who helped the Irish on their scout teams
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA
- One of the top scholastic dual-threat quarterbacks in the country
- Completed 189 of 273 passes for 2,876 yards and 37 TDs as a senior in 2016 despite missing two games with an ankle injury
- Carried the ball 84 times for 369 rushing yards and six TDs
- Threw for 463 yards and four TDs, and ran for 109 yards and two TDs in a 55-41 loss to DeSoto High School in the Texas 6A Division II Regional Championship held at AT&T Stadium in Arlington
- One of 10 quarterbacks on Dallas Morning News rating of top 100 area players
- One of six quarterbacks named to Waco Tribune-Herald Top 100
- 2016 Texas District 7-6A Offensive Player of the Year
- First-team quarterback on Texas District 7-6A squad in 2016
- 2016 Dallas Morning News SportsDayHS All-Area Second Team
- Ranked as the second-best quarterback in the Dallas area by SportsDayHS
- No. 189-ranked overall player and No. 11 quarterback by Scout.com
- No. 254-ranked overall player and No. 8 dual-threat quarterback by 247Sports.com
- No. 153-ranked overall player and No. 7 dual-threat quarterback by ESPN.com
- No. 19 dual-threat quarterback by Rivals.com
- Texas’ No. 34-ranked player by Scout.com, No. 43-ranked player by 247Sports, No. 27-ranked player by ESPN and No. 80-ranked player by Rivals
- No. 103-ranked overall player and No. 14-ranked quarterback by Tom Lemming’s Prep Football Report
- Four-star member of the PrepStar Top 300 Dream Team, ranked as the No. 139 player in the class of 2017 and the No. 8 dual-threat quarterback
- Played for coach Joey McGuire at Cedar Hill High School
- Selected to participate in the 2016 Under Armour All-American Game in St. Petersburg, Florida
- Chosen to represent the U.S. National Team against Team Canada at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida
- Enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business