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Chris Davis
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Davis with the San Francisco 49ers in 2016
Free agent
Position:Cornerback
Personal information
Born: (1990-11-04) November 4, 1990 (age 29)
Birmingham, Alabama
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:199 lb (90 kg)
Career information
High school:Birmingham (AL) Woodlawn
College:Auburn
Undrafted:2014
Career history
* San Diego Chargers ( 2014)
Career highlights and awards
* BCS National Champion (2011)
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles:19
Sacks:0.5
Forced fumbles:1
Interceptions:0
Total return yards:609
Player stats at NFL.com

Chris Lynn Davis Jr. (born November 4, 1990) is an American football cornerback who is a free agent. He played college football at Auburn and was signed by the San Diego Chargers as an undrafted free agent in 2014.

High school careerEdit

Davis attended Woodlawn High School in Birmingham, Alabama. As a senior, he had 134 carries for 877 yards (6.5 ypc), eight catches for 185 yards, 472 kickoff return yards and 48 punt return yards. Defensively, he had 23 tackles and three pass breakups.

He was considered a three-star recruit by Rivals.com.[1]

College careerEdit

Davis was involved in the 2013 Iron Bowl play referred to as "Kick Six." With one second left on the clock and the score tied at 28, Alabama placekicker Adam Griffith's 57-yard game-winning field goal attempt was missed and caught by Davis, who returned it 100 yards for a game-winning touchdown.[2][3]

As a senior in 2013, Davis was named an All-American as a return specialist by the Sporting News and CBS Sports.[4][5][6] He earned second-team All-SEC honors at cornerback.[7]

Professional careerEdit

San Diego ChargersEdit

Despite being projected as a 4th-5th round pick,[8] Davis went undrafted in the 2014 NFL Draft. However, he was signed by the San Diego Chargers on May 10, 2014.[9] Davis spent most of the year returning kicks averaging 25.1 yards per return. He ended the year with 15 tackles, a pass defended, and a forced fumble. On September 1, 2015, Davis was released.

San Francisco 49ersEdit

Davis signed with the San Francisco 49ers' practice squad on November 3, 2015.[10] He was promoted to the active roster on November 7, 2015.[11]

On October 10, 2016, Davis was placed on injured reserve.[12]

Birmingham IronEdit

In 2018, Davis signed with the Birmingham Iron of the Alliance of American Football for the 2019 season.[13] He was placed on injured reserve before the start of the regular season, but was waived from injured reserve on March 4, 2019. He was added to the team's rights list and re-signed to a contract on March 25. He was activated from the rights list on March 26.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Chris Davis - Yahoo Sports
  2. Auburn Returned Alabama's Missed Field Goal For A Touchdown On Final Play For Iron Bowl Win (VIDEO)
  3. Chris Davis returns missed field goal for TD as No. 4 Auburn stuns No. 1 Alabama
  4. TRE MASON, CHRIS DAVIS ALL-AMERICANS BY SPORTING NEWS
  5. Auburn's Tre Mason, Chris Davis named All-American by Sporting News; Gus Malzahn co-Coach of the Year
  6. "Winston, Donald lead CBSSports.com College Football All-America team". December 17, 2013. https://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/eye-on-college-football/24378716/winston-donald-lead-cbssportscom-2013-all-america-team.
  7. "2013 All-SEC Football Team Announced". SEC Digital Network. December 10, 2013. Archived from the original on March 19, 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20140319025215/http://www.secdigitalnetwork.com/NEWS/tabid/473/Article/248317/2013-all-sec-football-team-announced.aspx.
  8. NFL Draft Scout Profile
  9. Crepea, James (May 10, 2014). "Iron Bowl hero Chris Davis Jr. to sign with San Diego". Montgomery Advertiser. http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/story/sports/college/auburn/2014/05/10/iron-bowl-hero-chris-davis-jr-to-sign-with-the-san-diego-chargers/8955655/. Retrieved July 23, 2014.
  10. Maiocco, Matt. "49ers' DL Ramsey suspended for PEDs; CB Davis signed". CSN Bay Area. http://www.csnbayarea.com/49ers/nfl-suspends-49ers-ramsey-performance-enhancing-substance. Retrieved November 3, 2015.
  11. "49ers Promote Marcus Cromartie, Chris Davis to Active Roster; Announce Two Other Roster Moves". 49ers.com. http://www.49ers.com/news/article-2/49ers-Promote-Marcus-Cromartie-Chris-Davis-to-Active-Roster-Announce-Two-Other-Roster-Moves/63b2b1ac-009e-4f50-a016-c769da6a6d97. Retrieved November 10, 2015.
  12. "49ers Sign CB Jacorey Shepherd, Place CB Chris Davis on Injured Reserve". October 10, 2016. http://www.49ers.com/news/article-2/49ers-Sign-CB-Jacorey-Shepherd-Place-CB-Chris-Davis-on-Injured-Reserve/2f64c356-baac-4b9a-818a-384176da8628?sf38491585=1.
  13. Inabinett, Mark. "Birmingham AAF's new players include Auburn Kick Six hero Chris Davis". https://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2018/09/birmingham_aafs_new_players_in.html. Retrieved November 26, 2018.

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