Corey Davis (wide receiver)

Corey Damon Davis[1] (born January 11, 1995) is an American football wide receiver for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Western Michigan, where he became the NCAA's career receiving yards leader. He was drafted by the Titans fifth overall in the 2017 NFL Draft.

Corey Davis
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Davis with the Tennessee Titans in 2018
No. 84 – Tennessee Titans
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born:January 11, 1995 (age 24)
Chicago, Illinois
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:209 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school:Wheaton Warrenville South
(Wheaton, Illinois)
College:Western Michigan
NFL Draft:2017 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Receptions:99
Receiving yards:1,266
Receiving average:12.8
Receiving touchdowns:4
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Early years

The second youngest of seven siblings, Davis attended Wheaton Warrenville South High School in Wheaton, Illinois, where as a sophomore he was called up to varsity to play alongside his older brother Titus Davis, who went on to become the all-time leading receiver in touchdowns and yards from scrimmage for Central Michigan University.[2] The duo were part of the Tigers 2010 perfect 14–0 Illinois Class 7A state championship team. As a senior, Corey finished the season 45 receptions and 6 receiving touchdowns. During his youth football years playing for the Wheaton Rams he forged a close friendship with the son of former Tampa Bay Buccaneers player Dan Graham, at the end of his junior year he decided to move out of his family's 2-bedroom apartment and move in with the Graham family and they would later become Davis' legal guardians. Davis did not receive any scholarships until late in his senior year. Davis struggled with school throughout his first three years of high school. The Grahams hired a personal tutor for him so he could get his GPA high enough to be eligible to receive an NCAA scholarship. After graduation, Davis committed to Western Michigan University to play college football, which was his only Division I scholarship.[3]

College career

As a true freshman at Western Michigan in 2013, Davis set school freshman records with 67 receptions for 941 yards and was named the Mid-American Conference (MAC) Freshman of the Year.[4][5]

As a sophomore in 2014, Davis had 78 receptions for 1,408 yards and 15 touchdowns.[6]

As a junior in 2015, Davis had 90 receptions for 1,436 yards and 12 touchdowns.[7][8]

Against the Toledo Rockets on November 25, 2016, Davis became the all-time FBS leader in receiving yards, breaking the record previously held by Nevada's Trevor Insley.[9] He was named conference Offensive Player of the Year as well as First-Team All-MAC.[10]

Statistics

The following table lists Davis's career statistics.[11]

Year Team Games Receiving Rushing
Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD
2013 Western Michigan 11 67 941 14.0 6 1 2 2.0 0
2014 Western Michigan 12 78 1,408 18.1 15 0 0 0
2015 Western Michigan 13 89 1,429 16.1 12 1 11 11.0 0
2016 Western Michigan 14 97 1,500 15.5 19 1 0 0.0 0
Career 50 331 5,278 15.9 52 3 13 4.3 0
  • Bold italics indicates led NCAA Division I

Professional career

Davis attended the NFL Scouting Combine, but was unable to participate in athletic drills due to an ankle injury.[12] Davis reportedly scored 31 on the Wonderlic test.[13] Despite an injury leaving Davis unable to perform pre-draft workouts, he was still considered a top wide receiver prospect eligible for the 2017 NFL Draft class.[14][15]

External video
Corey Davis NFL Combine video
Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad Wonderlic
6 ft 3 in
(1.91 m)
209 lb
(95 kg)
33 in
(0.84 m)
9 18 in
(0.23 m)
31
All values from NFL Combine[16]

The Tennessee Titans selected Davis in the first round (fifth overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft.[17] He is the highest draft selection from Western Michigan University.[18]

External video
Titans select Corey Davis fifth overall

On July 29, 2017, the Tennessee Titans signed Davis to a fully guaranteed four-year, $25.39 million contract that includes a signing bonus of $16.60 million.[19]

2017 season: Rookie year

Davis made his NFL debut in the Tennessee Titans' season-opening 26-16 loss to the Oakland Raiders and caught six receptions for 69 yards.[20] Battling a hamstring injury for much of the season, Davis finished his rookie year with 34 receptions for 375 yards.[21] On January 13, 2018, Davis scored his first two NFL touchdowns from Marcus Mariota in the 2017 AFC Divisional Round 35-14 loss to the New England Patriots.[22]

2018 season

During Week 4 against the Philadelphia Eagles, Davis had a career game with nine receptions for 161 yards, including the game-winning touchdown in overtime.[23] On November 11, Davis had another great outing against the New England Patriots, catching seven passes for 125 yards and a touchdown.[24] Davis finished his second season with 891 receiving yards, four receiving touchdowns, and 55 rushing yards.[25] He led the Titans in receptions, receiving yards, and touchdowns.[26]

NFL statistics

Regular season

Season Team Games Receiving Rushing Fumbles
GP GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Att Yds Avg Lng TD Fum Lost
2017 TEN 11 9 34 375 11.0 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
2018 TEN 16 16 65 891 13.7 51 4 6 55 9.2 39 0 1 0
Career 27 25 99 1,266 12.8 51 4 6 55 9.2 39 0 2 1

[27]

Postseason

Season Team Games Receiving Rushing Fumbles
GP GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Att Yds Avg Lng TD Fum Lost
2017 TEN 2 2 9 98 10.9 17 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career 2 2 9 98 10.9 17 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

See also

References

  1. ^ "Corey Davis Titans Biography". TitansOnline.com.
  2. ^ Skrbina, Paul. "Titans tab Wheaton Warrenville South graduate Corey Davis fifth in NFL draft". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved October 11, 2018.
  3. ^ DeCamp, Scott. "The 25 most overlooked Michigan college football recruits over the last 20 years". MLive.com. Retrieved October 11, 2018.
  4. ^ "Finding his way: Western Michigan's Corey Davis overcomes unstable upbringing to become nation's top freshman receiver". MLive.com.
  5. ^ "WMU football WR Corey Davis named MAC Freshman of the Year". MLive.com.
  6. ^ "Wheaton Warrenville South grad Corey Davis making a name for himself at Western Michigan". My Suburban Life.
  7. ^ "Western Michigan's Corey Davis is the best player you haven't heard of ... yet". ESPN.com.
  8. ^ "Western Michigan's Corey Davis developing into complete leader with 'unfinished business' on mind". MLive.com.
  9. ^ Zucker, Joseph. "Corey Davis Sets Record for Most Career Receiving Yards in FBS History". Bleacher Report. Retrieved May 1, 2019.
  10. ^ "MAC Announces 2016 All-MAC Teams and Postseason Awards".
  11. ^ "Corey Davis College Stats - College Football at Sports-Reference.com".
  12. ^ "WMU WR Corey Davis Progressing Well in Rehab". With The First Pick. April 22, 2017.
  13. ^ "2017 NFL Draft Outlook".
  14. ^ "NFL Draft Prospects".
  15. ^ "WalterFootball.com: 2017 NFL Draft: Wide Receiver Rankings". walterfootball.com.
  16. ^ "NFL Draft Profile: Corey Davis". NFL.com. Retrieved April 6, 2018.
  17. ^ "2017 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 11, 2018.
  18. ^ Patra, Kevin (April 27, 2017). "Titans pick Corey Davis with fifth selection". NFL.com.
  19. ^ "Spotrac.com: Corey Davis contract". spotrac.com. Retrieved April 7, 2018.
  20. ^ "Oakland Raiders at Tennessee Titans - September 10th, 2017". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 6, 2017.
  21. ^ "Corey Davis 2017 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved May 1, 2019.
  22. ^ "Divisional Round - Tennessee Titans at New England Patriots - January 13th, 2018". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved January 18, 2018.
  23. ^ Wyatt, Jim. "Titans WR Corey Davis Snatches Victory from Air with Game-Winning Catch in Overtime". Tennessee Titans. Retrieved September 30, 2018.
  24. ^ "Titans' Corey Davis: Burns Patriots for 125 yards, TD". CBSSports.com. Retrieved May 1, 2019.
  25. ^ "Corey Davis 2018 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 12, 2019.
  26. ^ "2018 Tennessee Titans Statistics & Players". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 12, 2019.
  27. ^ "Corey Davis, WR for the Tennessee Titans". Retrieved March 6, 2018.

External links

2016 College Football All-America Team

The 2016 College Football All-America Team includes those players of American college football who have been honored by various selector organizations as the best players at their respective positions. The selector organizations award the "All-America" honor annually following the conclusion of the fall college football season. The original All-America team was the 1889 College Football All-America Team selected by Caspar Whitney and Walter Camp. In 1950, the National Collegiate Athletic Bureau, which is the National Collegiate Athletic Association's (NCAA) service bureau, compiled the first list of All-Americans including first-team selections on teams created for a national audience that received national circulation with the intent of recognizing selections made from viewpoints that were nationwide. Since 1957, College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) has bestowed Academic All-American recognition on male and female athletes in Divisions I, II, and III of the NCAA as well as National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics athletes, covering all NCAA championship sports.

The 2016 College Football All-America Team is composed of the following College Football All-American first teams chosen by the following selector organizations: Associated Press (AP), Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), Walter Camp Foundation (WCFF), The Sporting News (TSN), Sports Illustrated (SI), USA Today (USAT) ESPN, CBS Sports (CBS), College Football News (CFN), Scout.com, Athlon Sports, and Fox Sports (FOX).

Currently, the NCAA compiles consensus all-America teams in the sports of Division I-FBS football and Division I men's basketball using a point system computed from All-America teams named by coaches associations or media sources. Players are chosen against other players playing at their position only. To be selected a consensus All-American, players must be chosen to the first team on at least two of the five official selectors as recognized by the NCAA. Second- and third-team honors are used to break ties. Players named first-team to all five selectors are deemed unanimous All-Americans. Currently, the NCAA recognizes All-Americans selected by the AP, AFCA, FWAA, TSN, and the WCFF to determine consensus and unanimous All-Americans.Twenty-seven players were recognized as consensus All-Americans for 2016, 14 of them being unanimous. Unanimous selections are followed by an asterisk (*).

Corey Davis

Corey Davis may refer to:

Corey Davis (wide receiver) (born 1995), American football wide receiver

Corey Davis (offensive lineman) (born 1985), American football offensive lineman

Corey Davis Jr. (born 1997), American basketball player

Corey Shoblom Davis (born 1979), American entrepreneur and philanthropist

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