Nate Davis (American football)
Davis in June 2009
|No. 8 Amarillo Venom|
|Date of birth:||May 25, 1987|
|Place of birth:||Bellaire, Ohio|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||226 lb (103 kg)|
|High school:||Bellaire (OH)|
|NFL draft:||2009 / Round: 5 / Pick: 171|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2010|
|Stats at NFL.com|
|Career Arena football statistics as of 2012|
|Stats at ArenaFan.com|
Nate Charles Davis (born May 25, 1987) is an American football quarterback for the Amarillo Venom of Champions Indoor Football (CIF). He was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the fifth round of the 2009 NFL draft. He played college football at Ball State.
A starter for all of his three seasons at Ball State, Davis set the team's all-time record for touchdown passes in a season with 30 during the 2007 season. He finished his sophomore season with 3,667 yards passing, 30 TD passes, six interceptions, and 235 rushing yards with five rushing TDs. As a junior in 2008, Davis led his team to 12 straight victories to start the season before the Cardinals fell to Buffalo in the Mid-American Conference championship game following five turnovers involving Davis. For the year, Davis threw for 3,446 yards, 26 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He also posted a passer rating of 164.04, which was an improvement on his 139.13 as a sophomore and 146.65 as a freshman. On January 13, 2009, Davis announced that he would forgo a senior season to enter the 2009 NFL Draft.
Davis was drafted in the 5th round of the 2009 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers. On August 22, 2009, Davis made his professional debut in a pre-season game against the Oakland Raiders at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. Coming into the game in the third quarter, Davis led the offense to three scores in the fourth quarter, including a two-point conversion, to win the game. In the following pre-season game against the Dallas Cowboys, Davis completed 10 of 15 passes for 132 yards and led two scoring drives in the final quarter, leading his team to a 20-13 victory.
On September 6, 2010, Davis was cut by the San Francisco 49ers before being signed to their practice squad on September 8 of that year. The Seattle Seahawks signed Davis to a reserve/future contract on January 11, 2011, only to cut him on March 3.
Davis' brother Jose was a professional quarterback in the original Arena Football League with the Cleveland Gladiators. Jose attended Kent State from 1997–99 and holds the Mid-American Conference single-game record accounting for eight total touchdowns against Central Michigan. He played for the Kansas City Brigade in the Arena Football League. In 2009, Jose was named head football coach at Bellaire High School, where the brothers both played.
Nate was a four-year letter winner in basketball at Bellaire. He broke the school's record for most points in a career amassing over 1800 points. He also holds the school's record for most touchdown passes (83) and most passing yards (7,348).
- Mike Anthony, Nate Davis to Enter NFL Draft, WBOY-TV, January 13, 2009. Retrieved on 2009-01-13.
- Matt Hinton, Can Nate Davis Reconsider this Whole Draft Thing?, Rivals.com at Yahoo!, March 23, 2009.
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- North, Kim (April 7, 2012). "Bellaire's Davis released by AFL squad". Martins Ferry Times Leader. Retrieved 7 April 2012.
- "Venom sign former NFL QB Nate Davis", Amarillo Globe-News, May 10, 2012.
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- Seth Staskey, "Bellaire Names Jose Davis as Coach", The Intelligencer & Wheeling News Register, April 7, 2009.
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