Davis Tull

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Davis Tull
Free agent
Position:Outside linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1991-11-12) November 12, 1991 (age 27)
Knoxville, Tennessee
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:239 lb (108 kg)
Career information
High school:Knoxville (TN) Bearden
NFL Draft:2015 / Round: 5 / Pick: 148
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • 3× First Team All-SoCon (2012–2014)
  • 3× SoCon Defensive Player of the Year (2012–2014)
  • 4x All-American (2011-2014)
  • 2x Academic All-American (2013-2014)
  • SoCon male athlete of the year (2014)
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at CFL.ca

Charles Davis Tull (born November 12, 1991) is an American football linebacker who is a free agent. He was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in 2015. He played college football at University of Tennessee-Chattanooga.

College career[edit]

The Mocs were back to back Southern Conference champions from 2013–2014. Tull played defensive end and linebacker and started a school-record 48 straight games. As a true freshman in 2011, he was voted to the conference All-freshman team as well as the College Sports Journal FCS freshman All-American team.

In his sophomore season, he recorded 12.5 sacks and 19 tackles for loss, breaking school single season records for both. He was voted a first team all-American by Walter Camp and AFCA and multiple fan sites. He received second team all-American recognition from the Sports Network and Associated Press. He was also voted Defensive player of the year for the conference by the coaches and media and won the school's male athlete of the year award.

Coming into his junior year Phil Steele ranked Tull as the number 1 defensive end and number 7 overall player in the nation for FCS. During the Mocs game against Furman that year Tull had 3.5 sacks and 2 FF and was named national defensive player of the week by the Sports Network. He led the UTC Mocs to a co-conference championship and after the season was voted a consensus first team all-American by every major publication, making Tull the first consensus all American in school history. He broke the school's all-time sack record and was again voted the conference defensive player of the year by the league's coaches. He was awarded the elite defensive end award from the CPFA and also became UTC's first academic all-American in football by having above a 3.5 GPA in Exercise Science. He finished his junior season as a finalist for the Buch Buchanan award, given annually to the top defensive player in FCS. He is UTC's all-time sack, tackles for loss, and forced fumble leader.

Tull is the SoCon’s all-time sack leader with 37.0. He was named SoCon Defensive Player of the Year in 2012, 2013 and 2014, becoming the second player in SoCon history to be named defensive player of the year three times; the first was Appalachian State’s Dexter Coakley from 1994–96.[1] He was named a finalist for the Buck Buchanan Award in both 2013 and 2014.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Tull was invited to the east west shrine game and the NFL combine where he set the vertical jump record for his position. He was ranked number 7 out of 177 OLB by NFLdraftscout.com

New Orleans Saints[edit]

Tull was drafted in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft by the New Orleans Saints, and was later signed to a 2.5 million dollar four-year contract and placed on the Saints 53 man roster.[3] He was placed on the injured reserve early in the season.

On September 3, 2016, Tull was waived by the Saints.[4]

Atlanta Falcons[edit]

On September 21, 2016, Tull was signed to the Falcons' practice squad. He was released on October 4, 2016 and re-signed on October 11.[5] He was released on November 8, 2016.[6]

Saskatchewan Roughriders[edit]

Tull signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders on May 26, 2017.[7] On July 4, 2017, the Roughriders released Tull.[8]

Los Angeles Rams[edit]

On August 18, 2017, Tull signed with the Los Angeles Rams.[9] He was waived on September 2, 2017.[10]

Memphis Express[edit]

Tull signed with the Memphis Express of the Alliance of American Football in 2018 for the 2019 season.[11]


  1. ^ "Football Coaches Awards Announced". Official Internet Home of the Southern Conference. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
  2. ^ The Sports Network. "The Sports Network — Football Championship Subdivision". sportsnetwork.com. Archived from the original on 23 July 2015. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
  3. ^ "New Orleans Saints rookie contracts at a glance: Davis Tull". New Orleans Saints.
  4. ^ Katzenstein, Josh. "After cuts, New Orleans Saints have first 53-man roster of 2016". NOLA.com.
  5. ^ Jackson, Curtis (October 4, 2016). "Falcons Sign LB Hawk, Release LB Schofield". AtlantaFalcons.com.
  6. ^ "Falcons Waive LB Davis Tull From Practice Squad, Sign OL Blake Muir". November 8, 2016.
  7. ^ McCormick, Murray (May 26, 2017). "Judge missing from Roughriders' list of signed 2017 draft picks".
  9. ^ Simmons, Myles (August 18, 2017). "Rams Add Defensive Depth, Sign Two Players". TheRams.com.
  10. ^ Han, Jamie (September 2, 2017). "Rams Announce Roster Moves". TheRams.com. Archived from the original on February 8, 2018.
  11. ^ Countryman, Roy. "Blitzalytics - News". NFL News - United States - Blitzalytics. Retrieved 29 November 2018.

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