Davis Shines In All-Star Game

Former SMU linebacker Ja'Gared Davis hopes to be selected in the NFL Draft this April and impressed scouts with his performance in the Texas vs. the Nation Bowl!

Without a combine invitation, Saturday's the Texas vs. the Nation game was Ja'Gared Davis' last chance to show NFL scouts what he could do.

For Davis it was day of one major highlight and a few almosts.

Davis began the game as the starting strong-side linebacker for theTexas team, but that unit gave up a touchdown on the first drive of the game and Davis remained quiet for much of the first quarter.

In the second, he nearly blocked a punt, running directly towards the punter and running into him, but failing to get a finger on the ball. (His five-yard running into the kicker penalty was declined.)

In the second half, Davis made his best play of the day that counted, and his best play that didn't.

With the Nation team deep in its own territory, Davis crashed up the middle to make a tackle for a loss. The next play, Missouri's Kip Edwards came up with an interception for the Texas team.

Late in the game, Davis picked up a fumble on a punt return, and took off down the sideline, being hauled down just short of the goal line, but the play was eventually called back due to a penalty.

"I just worked my butt off all week, hoping I impressed the scouts," Davis said of the week. "I talked to a lot of scouts, got a lot of good feedback."

Davis said whether he was going to be drafted was "up in the air," but that he had talked to "just about all" of the NFL teams.

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