Junior Running Back
Godby (HS) Tallahassee, Florida
After attempting to redshirt early in the season, Davis earned a starting role in two games due to T.A. McLendon's injury problems and he produced. He finished the season with 110 yards and two touchdowns on 29 carries.
Davis was the second-leading rusher for NC State, even though he played just 160 snaps and played in just nine games. The sophomore rushed for 227 yards on 46 carries, a 4.9 yards per carry average. He had his best game of the season against Clemson, where Davis scored a rushing and receiving touchdown in the NC State loss. Both scores were the lone touchdowns for the Wolfpack. He also had a huge game against North Carolina, rushing for 72 yards on 11 carries. His physical style appeals to NC State head coach Chuck Amato, who named Davis the starter following the departure of T.A. McLendon.
Awards- 2003 NC State Al Michaels Award
- 2004 Most Improved Running Back (Spring)
- 2004 Most Dependable Running Back (Spring)
- 2004 Offensive Big Hitter Award (Spring)
High School Accolades
- Ranked as the No. 15 all-purpose running back by Rivals.com
- No. 73 player in Florida by BorderWars.com
- A first-team all-state and first-team all-district performer
- No. 82 player in Florida by SuperPrep
- 2002 Offensive Player of the Year in the "Big Ben Area"
Davis enters the fall as the starter at tailback, but he will face heavy competition from sophomores Bobby Washington and Darrell Blackman and heralded freshmen Toney Baker and Andre Brown. He has the ability to be an every down back for the Wolfpack, and it is his position to lose as he begins his junior season.
Davis could have a productive junior season, but with the depth at tailback it is unlikely that he will receive the carries needed to earn all-conference or all-american honors.