Tony Davis (cornerback)

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Tony Davis
Position: Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-09-09) September 9, 1986 (age 30)
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight: 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school: Warren (OH) Howland
College: Penn State
Undrafted: 2009
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
CFL status: Import
Career highlights and awards

Antonio West Davis (born September 9, 1986) is a former gridiron football cornerback. He was signed by the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted free agent in 2009. He also spent time in 2009 with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League. He played college football at Penn State.

Early years[edit]

Davis had outstanding football career at Howland High School in Howland Township, Ohio, where he was named 1st-team All-State, Ohio Division II Co-Offensive Player-of-the-Year, and twice named All-Metro Athletic Conference.[1]

College career[edit]

Davis saw his first action as a sophomore, playing in 9 games during the 2005 season as the top reserve cornerback behind All-America and future pro, Alan Zemaitis.[1] He started in every game at cornerback in 2006 and led the team (and was second in the Big Ten Conference) with 13 pass break-ups. He finished the season with 42 tackles, capping his season with an electrifying 88-yard fumble recovery and return for the game-winning touchdown in Penn State's 20-10 Outback Bowl victory over Tennessee.[1]

Davis suffered several season injuries in 2007, including a mid-season appendicectomy. He appeared in 11 games at safety, recording 29 tackles, 2 forced fumbles, 2 pass break-ups, and an interception.[1] Davis returned to cornerback for his senior season in 2008. He was the starter for all 13 games and earned honorable mention All-Big Ten accolades. He was presented with a special award from the State College Quarterback Club at the Nittany Lions's annual football banquet. He finished the season with 46 tackles, 5 pass break-ups, and an interception.[2]

Davis earned a Bachelor of Science in Recreation, Parks and Tourism from Penn State in 2008.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "#11: Tony Davis". Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics. Retrieved 2009-04-28. 
  2. ^ "Trio of Nittany Lions Sign NFL Contracts". Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics. 2009-04-28.