Josh Davis (American football)

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Josh Davis
No. 82
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1980-12-11) December 11, 1980 (age 37)
Hickory Grove, South Carolina
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 188 lb (85 kg)
Career information
High school: York (SC) Comprehensive
College: Marshall
Undrafted: 2005
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-MAC (2001)
  • Honorable mention All-MAC (2003)
  • Second-team All-MAC (2004)
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at

Josh Davis (born December 11, 1980 in Hickory Grove, South Carolina) is an American football wide receiver. He was signed by the Miami Dolphins in 2005. He played college football at Marshall University.

Davis has also been a member of the New Orleans Saints, the Minnesota Vikings[1] and the Carolina Panthers.

High School Career[edit]

Before attending Marshall University, Davis was a Wide Receiver at York Comprehensive High School. He was the All Region football player of the year his Sophomore, Junior and Senior year. He was also the Special Teams player of the year his Sophomore, Junior and Senior year. Davis was the Offensive player of the year his Senior year and was selected and awarded as one of the top 100 football players in South Carolina. In addition, he lettered in basketball his Freshman, Sophomore, Junior and Senior year. Davis lettered in track for the 100 yard meter for the state of South Carolina. He took first place in the 100-yard dash in the State Championship and second place in the 200 yard dash in the Upper State Championship. He successfully attended Fork Union Military Academy after High School and was selected and participated in the North South Shrine game. While at Fork Union Davis had an incredible career as a Wide Receiver - coached by John Shuman.

College career[edit]

Davis graduated from Marshall University in Huntington, WV. He was selected for Freshman football All-American Team. Davis broke the NCAA record for receptions as a freshman. He was ranked second in NCAA history for career receptions, ranked first in the Mid-American Conference for career receptions and was also ranked in the top 5 for receiving yards in the MAC. Davis made first Team All-MAC as a Freshman, Sophomore, Junior and Senior. He was selected and participated in the East-West Shrine game. Davis was the MVP for the 2004 Fort Worth Bowl game.

Davis was awarded and selected as one of the top 100 Black Legend athletes at Marshall University and awarded Offensive player of the game several times throughout his collegiate career.

Professional career[edit]

Davis was a wide receiver and punt returner for the Miami Dolphins, New Orleans Saints, Minnesota Vikings, and Carolina Panthers. He was also an outstanding wide receiver in the NFL Europe for the Hamburg Sea Devils in Germany. Davis was part of the legendary team who won the World Bowl in 2007 during the last NFL Europe football season.


  1. ^ Pasquarelli, Len (13 June 2006). "Vikings add depth at receiver, sign Kasper, Davis". ESPN. Retrieved 26 September 2014. 

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