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Davis in 2013
No. 4 Atlanta Falcons
|Date of birth:July 17, 1989|
|Place of birth: Lakeland, Florida|
|High school: Lakeland (FL) Kathleen|
|College: East Carolina|
|Undrafted in 2012|
|Debuted in 2013 for the Atlanta Falcons|
|Roster status: Active|
Career NFL statistics
Dominique D. Davis (born July 17, 1989) is an American football quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL). He was signed by the Falcons as an undrafted free agent in 2012. Davis played college football at Boston College, Fort Scott Community College and East Carolina University.
High school career
Davis earned FSWA All-State Class 3A first-team honors as a senior quarterback and was an honorable mention as a junior. He threw for 2,758 yards and 28 touchdowns in 2006. He completed 16-of-33 passes for 271 yards and one touchdown in the Kathleen High School's regional semifinal loss to Hardee. He completed 136-of-227 passes for 1,659 yards and 11 touchdowns as a junior, leading Kathleen to a 10-3 record and the district title. He also competed on the school's basketball and track and field teams.
After sitting out the 2007 season with Matt Ryan leading the Boston College Eagles, in his second season he and Chris Crane vied for the position of quarterback early on in the 2008 season. Dominique got his first snaps in a game against University of Central Florida following a poor showing by Crane. He also played in the following game against University of Rhode Island, but then was benched by head coach Jeff Jagodzinski as Crane solidified his position.
Then in week 13 against Wake Forest Chris Crane went down in the second quarter and Dominique Davis came in with a 13-0 lead. Davis played mediocre, fumbling twice as the Boston College defense kept the game close until the final minutes of the game. Then with less than 4 minutes left Davis completed a long 3rd down to WR Rich Gunnell to put BC into scoring range. Following a pass to WR Brandon Robinson, Davis capped the drive with a short run for the winning score. His first victory as a starter came on November 28, 2008. The 28-21 victory over the Maryland Terrapins clinched BC's spot in the 2008 ACC Championship Game.
Fort Scott Community College
Davis was suspended for academic reasons in June 2009 and decided to transfer. On July 26 he announced his decision to transfer to Fort Scott Community College, where his plan was to play for one season before transferring back to a Division I program. He chose to transfer to East Carolina University and enrolled in May 2010.
Davis helped lead Fort Scott Community College to its first Jayhawk Conference championship since 1974, defeating Butler (Kansas) Community College in the final game of the regular season. Butler had won the previous eight Jayhawk Conference championships. It was the first time FSCC had beaten Butler since 1986.
Two weeks later, in a rematch, Davis' FSCC team defeated Butler, 13-12, to give the Greyhounds their first-ever Region VI Playoff championship. The Greyhounds were given the No. 1 ranking in the national poll and were matched up against No. 2 Blinn College (Texas) for the National Junior College Athletic Association national championship in the Citizens Bank Bowl on the campus of Pittsburg State University. Blinn rallied from a 26-10 deficit in the second half to win the game 31-26 on an 84-yard punt return with 15 seconds remaining. Fort Scott's 11-1 final record was still its best since going undefeated (11-0) to win the 1970 national championship.
East Carolina University
Davis transferred to East Carolina University for the 2010 season. In his first start with the Pirates, Davis completed 27 of 46 passes for 383 yards with 5 touchdowns and 1 interception. He also rushed for 29 yards with 1 TD. With five seconds remaining in regulation, Davis threw a 33 yard Hail Mary pass to Justin Jones in a 51-49 win over Tulsa. Davis went on to pass for 3,967 yard and account for the third most touchdown passes (37) by a quarterback in the Football Bowl Subdivision and led the Pirates to a 6-7 record and a berth in the 2010 Military Bowl, losing 51-20.
For the 2011 season Davis was named to the Manning Award, Maxwell Award, and Davey O'Brien Award watch lists. On October 22, 2011 the East Carolina quarterback did not throw an incomplete pass in the first half of the Pirates 38-35 victory over the Navy Midshipmen. This gave Davis the NCAA record for most consecutive completions in one game held by Tee Martin of Tennessee in 1998. Combining the 10 consecutive completions from the ECU's previous game against Memphis, his 36 consecutive passes over two games eclipsed the previous overall consecutive completion record of 26 held by Aaron Rodgers of Cal in 2004. This performance led Dominique to be selected by ESPN analysts as one of four finalists in the AT&T All-America Player of the Week for week 6 of the 2011 season.
Davis signed a deal with the Atlanta Falcons after going undrafted and reunited with his former teammate, Matt Ryan. Davis was named the third-string quarterback position, behind Ryan and Luke McCown.
- BC quarterback Davis to transfer, ESPN, June 2, 2009.
- "Davis headed to community college". ESPN.com. 2009-07-26. Retrieved 2009-07-28.
- http://sports.espn.go.com/boston/ncf/news/story?id=4616277, ESPN, November 2, 2009.
- , Fort Scott Tribune, Dec. 7, 2009.
- "Dominique Davis, Pirates plunder Tulsa". Boston Herald. September 6, 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-06.
- "Pirates Claim Road Thriller Over Navy, 38-35". ecupirates.com. October 22, 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-22.
- Jerry Hinnen (October 22, 2011). "ECU QB Davis sets consecutive completions record". CBS Sports. Retrieved 2011-10-22.
- Mark Schalbach (October 22, 2011). "On The Mark: Record Breaking QBs". On The Mark - espn.com. Retrieved 2011-10-22.
- Erick Smith (October 22, 2011). "Dominique Davis sets NCAA record for consecutive completions". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2011-10-22.
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