Davis in the 2014 NFL season.
No. 34 Kansas City Chiefs
|Date of birth:October 5, 1991|
|Place of birth: Houston, Texas|
|High school: Missouri City (TX) Marshall|
|NFL Draft: 2013 / Round: 3 / Pick: 95|
|Debuted in 2013 for the Kansas City Chiefs|
|Roster status: Active|
Career highlights and awards
• First-team All-SEC (2010)• Kansas City Chiefs record for longest play (108-yard kickoff return)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 12, 2014
Knile Davis (born October 5, 1991) is an American football running back for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). Davis played college football for the University of Arkansas. He was drafted in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs.
Davis was born in Missouri City, Texas. He attended Thurgood Marshall High School in Missouri City, where he was a two-sport star in football and track. He played as a running back for the Marshall Buffaloes football team. He was a four-star recruit according to Rivals.com. He was ranked the No. 3 running back prospect in the state of Texas, behind only Christine Michael and Waymon James.
His prep football career was cut short by injuries. He played only four games in his junior year due to a fractured collarbone, finishing the season with 425 rushing yards and four touchdowns. As a senior, he suffered a broken ankle in the first game of the season, in which he had 33 carries for 278 yards and two touchdowns as well as three receptions for 46 yards. He missed the remainder of his senior season.
In track & field, Davis competed as a sprinter and was a state-qualifier in the 200-meters and relays. He recorded a personal-best time of 21.68 seconds in the 200-meter dash at his district track meet as a junior. He also competed as a member of the Marshall relay squads, posting times of 42.66 seconds in the 4x100m, 1:27.91 minutes in the 4x200m and 3:15.24 minutes in the 4x400m. In addition, he also ran a 4.4-second 40-yard dash, bench-pressed 360 lb, squatted 545 and power-cleaned 300.
While attending the University of Arkansas, Davis played for the Arkansas Razorbacks football team from 2009 to 2012. As a sophomore in 2010, he rushed for 1,322 yards with 13 touchdowns. He led all SEC running backs in rushing yards, although quarterback Cam Newton of Auburn led the SEC in total rushing yards. Davis was a first-team All-SEC selection by the Associated Press.
Davis was carted off the field from practice on August 11, 2011 with a left ankle injury. The injury was announced by the University of Arkansas the next day as season-ending.
As a junior in 2012, Davis rushed for only 377 yards (3.4 avg), scoring two touchdowns.
2013 NFL Combine
|Ht||Wt||Arm length||Hand size||40-yd dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert||Broad||BP|
|5 ft 10 in||227 lb||29 3⁄4 in||8 5⁄8 in||4.37 s||1.49 s||2.49 s||4.38 s||6.96 s||33.5 in||10 ft 1 in||31 reps|
|All values from NFL Combine;|
2013 NFL Draft
In March 2012, Arkansas Razorbacks coach Bobby Petrino announced that the 2012 season "will be [Davis'] last year and then he'll come out, go in the draft". Indeed, Davis entered the NFL Draft, announcing his decision to forgo his final year of eligibility on December 12, 2012. Davis was selected with the 96th pick by the Kansas City Chiefs. Davis scored a 108 yard kick return touchdown in Week 13 vs the Denver Broncos. The return was tied for the longest return in NFL history. He saw limited time as a rookie behind All-Pro Jamaal Charles but made his first start in Week 17 against the Chargers and played extensively in a playoff loss to the Colts before suffering a knee injury.
- Neiswanger, Robbie (March 27, 2009). "Davis Takes Early College Route". The Morning News/Razorback Central.
- Coaches All-SEC Team Announced
- "Hogs' Knile Davis likely out for season". Associated Press. August 12, 2011. Retrieved August 14, 2011.
- Knile Davis Draft Profile. NFL.com). Retrieved on 2013-10-09.
- "RB Knile Davis healthy and set to return at spring practice for Arkansas". Washington Post. March 13, 2012.
- Arkansas RB Knile Davis entering NFL draft