FAYETTEVILLE -- Among the more than 4,000 students graduating from the University of Arkansas this weekend was Knile Davis.
The former Arkansas and current Pittsburgh Steelers running back got his degree in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences. Tim Horton, Davis' position coach with the Razorbacks, tweeted this photo and a congratulations early Saturday morning:
During his career at Arkansas, Davis rushed for 1,822 yards and 19 touchdowns. As a sophomore, he led all SEC running backs with 1,322 yards, which also ranks sixth in UA history, and helped the Razorbacks get to the Sugar Bowl.
An ankle injury suffered in fall camp ended Davis' 2011 season before it started. He returned in 2012, but was not the same player. Despite rushing for only 377 yards, Davis entered the NFL Draft was was picked by the Kansas City Chiefs in the third round.
Davis has enjoyed a relatively successful professional career. Although he had brief stints with the New York Jets and Green Bay Packers, most of his career has been with the Chiefs. The Steelers signed him this offseason.
In four seasons, Davis has rushed for 805 yards and 11 touchdowns, caught 34 passes for 271 yards and a touchdown, and returned 73 kicks for 1,960 yards and two touchdowns. Combined, he has 3,036 all-purpose yards and 14 touchdowns.
He was not the only former Arkansas player to graduate over the weekend. Basketball player Kareem Reid, baseball player Rick Nomura, football player Anthony Leon and a few others also obtained their degrees.