Buster Davis (wide receiver)

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Buster Davis
No. --     Free Agent
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-10-02) October 2, 1985 (age 28)
Place of birth: New Orleans, Louisiana
Height: 6 ft 1 in (185 cm) Weight: 207 lb (94 kg)
Career information
High school: O.P. Walker High School
College: Louisiana State
NFL Draft: 2007 / Round: 1 / Pick: 30
Debuted in 2007 for the San Diego Chargers
Career history
* Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Stats at NFL.com

Craig “Buster” Davis (born October 2, 1985) is an American football wide receiver he is currently a free agent in the National Football League. He was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at Louisiana State.

Early years[edit]

Davis was rated the number one wide receiver in Louisiana and a national blue chipper as a senior at O.P. Walker High School. In his final year he caught 82 passes for 1,171 yards and 16 touchdowns leading his school to the 4A state championship game.

He was named an All-American by SuperPrep and ranked the No. 12 wide receiver in the country by Rivals.com. The Orlando Sentinel named Davis as a member of the All-Southern Team, he also made The Times-Picayune's Top 25 Blue-Chip list and Shreveport Times ' Top 20.

College career[edit]

Davis enrolled in LSU in 2003. He was forced to compete for game time with an extremely talented Tigers receiving corp that helped lead LSU to a BCS National Championship. He caught 7 passes for 63 yards, most of which came in LSU's 49-10 victory over Louisiana Tech.

In Davis' sophomore year the Tigers failed to repeat their success of 2003. In spite of this Davis emerged as the Tiger's receiving leader with 43 catches for 659 yards. He scored his first touchdown in the Tigers 24-7 win over Vanderbilt.

Davis played in 11 of the Tigers games in 2005, starting 5. He ranked third on the team with 35 receptions, for 559 yards and 2 touchdowns. The high point of his season came in the Chick-fil-a Peach Bowl where he caught 5 passes for 99 yards and a touchdown in a win over Miami.

As a senior Davis doubled as a receiver and a punt returner. He finished the year with 56 catches for 834 yards and four touchdowns. He finished his career with four catches for 50 yards in the Sugar Bowl against Notre Dame in his home of New Orleans.

Receiving[edit]

Year Team Rec Yards Average Long TDs
2003 LSU 7 63 9.0 17 0
2004 LSU 43 659 15.3 42 1
2005 LSU 35 559 16.0 51 2
2006 LSU 56 836 14.9 47 4
College Totals 141 2117 15.0 51 7
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Professional career[edit]

San Diego Chargers[edit]

Davis was drafted by the San Diego Chargers 30th overall at the end of the 1st round of the 2007 NFL Draft.

On July 23, 2007, Davis agreed with the Chargers on a 5-year $11 million contract just before training camp. [2] If Davis played out the contract, it was worth $7.83 million with about $3.2 million in incentives. [3]

He finished his rookie season playing in 14 games, with one start, making 20 receptions for 188 yards and one touchdown.

During his second season Davis only played in four games due to an injury. He finished the season with four receptions for 59 yards.

Davis was released by the Chargers on July 28, 2011. [4]

Buffalo Bills[edit]

Davis signed with the Buffalo Bills on August 4, 2011.[5] The Bills cut Davis on September 3, 2011. [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Buster Davis  #84  WR (1985-10-02). "Buster Davis Stats, Splits, News, Photos - LSU Tigers - NCAA College Football - ESPN". Sports.espn.go.com. Retrieved 2010-09-20. 
  2. ^ Wilson, Bernie (2007-07-23). "Davis, Chargers agree to deal". AP. Retrieved 2011-10-25. 
  3. ^ Acee, Kevin (2007-07-23). "San Diego Chargers - Chargers sign top picks Davis, Weddle". SignOnSanDiego.com. Retrieved 2010-09-20. 
  4. ^ Acee, Kevin (2011-07-28). "Buster Davis experiment officially over". SignOnSanDiego.com. Retrieved 2011-10-25. 
  5. ^ "Bills sign free-agent WR Buster Davis". ESPN.com. August 4, 2011. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "AFC free-agent moves, by team". ProFootballWeekly.com. 2011-09-07. Retrieved 2011-10-25. 

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