#52 Ed Davis
After missing the entire 2015 season due to a torn ACL, Ed Davis has petitioned for a sixth year of eligibility with an answer expected at some point this summer. For that reason, we list Davis as the #52 Spartan in our 2016 countdown. However, we also list him far down the list because the Spartans are now extremely deep and talented along all their linebacker positions.
As stated, Davis missed the 2015 season due to him tearing his ACL in preseason camp. At first the injury had many concerned about what the Spartans would do. However, others stepped forward and now they have experience.
In 2014 Davis started 12 of 13 games at SAM backer in his first season as a starter. He posted a career high with 58 tackles earning All-Big Ten honorable mention from coaches and the media.
WHY HE MADE THE COUNTDOWN
Davis was set for a big season last year before the injury and is expected to be fully healed and ready to go. He’ll bring leadership and experience to the field to go with all the depth the Spartans have built. How could we not list the Detroit (Mich.) Southeastern product when so much was expected out of him last year.
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