Rashard Davis

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Rashard Davis
No. 13 – Oakland Raiders
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1995-09-14) September 14, 1995 (age 23)
Charlottesville, Virginia
Height:5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight:180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school:Charlottesville
(Charlottesville, Virginia)
College:James Madison
Undrafted:2017
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Rashard Markese Davis (born September 14, 1995) is an American football wide receiver and return specialist for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at James Madison University

Early life[edit]

Davis attended Charlottesville High School in Charlottesville, Virginia. As a dual threat quarterback, he threw for 1,074 yards and 15 touchdowns completing 61 of 142 attempts and ran for 1,383 yards on 130 rushes and 17 touchdowns his senior year to earn First Team All-District honors as an athlete and Second Team All-District accolades at quarterback. Named the team’s MVP after leading Charlottesville its first playoff berth in 10 years. He was named Falcon Club Player of the week on September 19, 2012 for his game against Culpeper, accounting for six scores including four on the ground while racking up 200 yards on nine carries and two passing touchdowns finishing with 122 yards while going 5 for 8. Rashard graduated with Honors from Charlottesville High School in 2012.

College career[edit]

Davis played for the James Madison University football team.[1] His first season was in 2013, during which he appeared in 12 games with one start. That season, he tallied 12 receptions for 173 yards. He rushed eight times for 124 yards and a touchdown. Davis set 2 career-bests with a 49-yard run at Delaware (Sept. 28) and a 36-yard touchdown run versus Charlotte (Sept. 21). He also had 8 kick returns for 159 yards and 2 punt returns.

As a sophomore he played in 12 games, posting 21 receptions for 254 yards and two receiving touchdowns.[1] He rushed six times for 22 yards and one score. He recorded career highs of five catches for 123 yards and two touchdowns, including a career-long 76-yard touchdown reception in the win at Lehigh (Sept. 6). He also had six kick returns for 102 yards and three punt returns for 44 yards, including a career-long 32-yard return against UD (Sept. 27). He was named to the CAA All-Academic Team.

As a junior he played in 11 games, making nine starts at slot receiver posting 39 receptions for 592 yards and six touchdowns.[1] Rashard rushed eight times for 48 yards. He made six returns on special teams, taking five kick returns for 102 yard and one punt return for 16 yards. Ranked eighth in CAA with 53.8 receiving yards per game, while also ranking tied for third in receiving touchdowns and fourth in yards per catch (15.2). He set a career-high 125 receiving yards on four receptions at William & Mary (Oct. 31) and tied a career-high of five receptions three times, at SMU (Sept. 26), at Towson (Oct. 10) and at Delaware (Nov. 14). Davis also recorded a season-long, 71-yard reception for a touchdown against Richmond (Oct. 24).

As a senior he played in all 15 games, making 12 starts.[1] Serving as a FCS First Team All-American. Associated Press FCS Second Team All-American. Walter Camp Football Foundation FCS All-American. HERO Sports FCS First Team All-American. CAA Special Teams Player of the Year. First Team All-CAA Punt Returner. ECAC First Team All-Star. VaSID First Team All-State Return Specialist. VaSID Second Team All-State Wide Receiver. Roanoke Times First Team All-State. CAA Special Teams Player of the Week (Sept. 12). Set JMU and CAA single-season record with an FCS-best four punt returns for a touchdown.[2] He had 15 punt returns for a JMU single-season record 426 yards and four scores. He also tallied 42 receptions for 530 yards and three touchdowns and produced a punt return for a touchdown in each of the first two weeks, with a 76-yard touchdown against Morehead State (Sept. 3) and a 75-yard score versus Central Connecticut (Sept. 10). Davis[3] closed the regular season with a 76-yard return for a score against Elon (Nov. 19) and set the program and conference record with a 72-yard return for a touchdown in the FCS quarterfinals versus Sam Houston State (Dec. 9). Had five receptions for 111 yards and a touchdown against Rhode Island (Oct. 29). He tallied five receptions for 57 yards at New Hampshire (Oct. 15) and caught two passes for 53 yards against SHSU. Davis produced three receptions for 52 yards and a touchdown in the NCAA Division I National Championship[4] game versus Youngstown State (Jan. 7).[5] He Had five catches in three games and at least three in nine outings and had four catches over 30 yards, including a season-best 58 yard performance versus Rhode Island. One of two recipients of the Challace McMillin Special Teams Player of the Year.[6][7][8]

Professional career[edit]

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

On August 13, 2017, Davis signed with the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent.[9] He was waived on September 1, 2017.[10] He was signed to the practice squad on October 4, 2017, but was released six days later.[11][12] He was re-signed again on October 19, 2017. He was released on December 14, 2017.[13] He was re-signed on December 27, 2017. While Davis was on the practice squad, the Eagles defeated the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII.[14] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Eagles on February 7, 2018.[15]

On September 1, 2018, Davis was waived by the Eagles and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[16][17] He was released on September 7, 2018.[18]

Oakland Raiders[edit]

On November 14, 2018, Davis was signed to the Oakland Raiders practice squad.[19] He was released on November 20, 2018.[20] He was re-signed on December 27, 2018. He signed a reserve/future contract with the Raiders on January 1, 2019.[21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Rashard Davis – 2014".
  2. ^ Bennett Conlin. "Special teams propel JMU football into the national championship". The Breeze. Retrieved March 31, 2017.
  3. ^ "Rashard Davis - James Madison Dukes - 2017 Player Profile - Rotoworld.com".
  4. ^ Group, Sinclair Broadcast. "FCS PLAYOFFS – Rashard Davis helps put the special in JMU's special teams".
  5. ^ "FCS Championship: Rashard Davis soars to give James Madison 14–0 lead (Video)". January 7, 2017.
  6. ^ "2017 Draft Interview: Rashard Davis, WR, James Madison – DraftRecon".
  7. ^ "Rashard Davis – James Madison, WR : 2017 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile".
  8. ^ Newsroom, WHSV. "JMU's Schor, Davis and Houston reel in major CAA football awards".
  9. ^ Gowton, Brandon Lee (August 13, 2017). "Philadelphia Eagles release a cornerback, sign a wide receiver who's great at punt returns". BleedingGreenNation.com.
  10. ^ "Eagles Announce 16 Moves; Trim Roster To 70 Players". PhiladelphiaEagles.com. September 1, 2017.
  11. ^ "Rashard Davis: Signs with Philadelphia practice squad". CBSSports.com. October 4, 2017.
  12. ^ Gowton, Brandon Lee (October 10, 2017). "Philadelphia Eagles bring back 2016 draft pick to practice squad". BleedingGreenNation.com.
  13. ^ Gowton, Brandon Lee (December 14, 2017). "Bryce Treggs is back with the Eagles". BleedingGreenNation.com.
  14. ^ "Eagles dethrone Tom Brady, Patriots for first Super Bowl title in stunner". USA TODAY. Retrieved February 25, 2019.
  15. ^ George, David (February 7, 2018). "Roster Moves: Eagles Bring Back Six For 2018". PhiladelphiaEagles.com.
  16. ^ McPherson, Chris (September 1, 2018). "Eagles Get To The 53-Player Limit". PhiladelphiaEagles.com.
  17. ^ Foley, Graham (September 2, 2018). "Eagles Sign 10 Players To Practice Squad". PhiladelphiaEagles.com.
  18. ^ Gowton, Brandon Lee (September 7, 2018). "Philadelphia Eagles cut three practice squad players, sign one". BleedingGreenNation.com.
  19. ^ "Raiders elevate Blacknall; make practice squad additions". Raiders.com. November 14, 2018.
  20. ^ "Rashard Davis: Let go from practice squad". CBSSports.com. November 20, 2018.
  21. ^ "Raiders announce reserve/future signings - 1.1.19". Raiders.com. January 1, 2019.

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