Pernell Davis

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Pernell Davis
No. 93
Position: Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1976-05-19) May 19, 1976 (age 40)
Place of birth: Birmingham, Alabama
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 320 lb (145 kg)
Career information
College: Alabama-Birmingham
NFL Draft: 1999 / Round: 7 / Pick: 251
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • Parade All-America honors (1995)
Career NFL statistics as of 1999
Games played: 2
Games started: 0
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Pernell Davis (born May 19, 1976) is a former American football defensive tackle who played in the National Football League (NFL) for the Philadelphia Eagles for one season. He attended West End High School in Birmingham, Alabama.[1] He recorded 80 tackles and eight sacks as a junior,[2] and earned all-state honors.[3] He suffered an ankle injury during his senior year, which hampered him throughout the season.[2] Despite this, he earned Parade All-America honors in 1995.[2] Following graduation, he played college football for the University of Alabama at Birmingham on a scholarship.[2]

Davis was drafted by the Eagles in the seventh round of the 1999 NFL Draft and played in two games for the team in 1999.[4] He was allocated to the Frankfurt Galaxy of NFL Europa in 2000, but suffered a broken leg in the final regular season game against Berlin Thunder.[5] Davis missed the entire 2000 season.[4] He was released during final roster cuts prior to the 2001 season, but he was brought back on the Eagles' practice squad in December 2001.[4] Davis played for the Scottish Claymores of NFL Europa in 2002, and was signed to a two-year contract by the Cincinnati Bengals in June 2002.[6] He was waived by the Bengals in August 2002.[7]


  1. ^ "Tide, Tigers wrapping up recruiting". Times Daily. January 28, 1995. Retrieved 2012-03-20. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Davis signs with UAB". Gadsden Times. May 26, 1995. Retrieved 2012-03-20. 
  3. ^ McIntyre, Jeff (August 28, 1994). "Davis, Stanley top class of '94". Times Daily. Retrieved 2012-03-20. 
  4. ^ a b c Sheridan, Phil (December 12, 2001). "Eagles add defensive tackle to practice squad, just in case". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 2012-03-20. 
  5. ^ Broadfoot, Darryl (April 27, 2002). "Davis on line for a happy return". The Herald. via HighBeam Research. Retrieved 2012-04-19.  (subscription required)
  6. ^ "Ex-Flyer Renberg survives boat scare". The Philadelphia Inquirer. June 25, 2002. Retrieved 2012-03-20. 
  7. ^ "Transactions". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. August 27, 2002. Retrieved 2012-03-20.