Will Davis (cornerback)
|No. 29 Miami Dolphins|
|Date of birth:||May 8, 1990|
|Place of birth:||Spokane, Washington|
|Height:||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight:||186 lb (84 kg)|
|High school:||Spokane Valley (WA) Central Valley|
|NFL draft:||2013 / Round: 3 / Pick: 93|
|Career highlights and awards|
Career NFL statistics as of Week 11, 2014
|Stats at NFL.com|
Will Davis (born May 8, 1990) is an American football cornerback for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Dolphins in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He played college football at Utah State.
Davis was born in Spokane, Washington. He was a second-team all-Greater Spokane League selection in his only year of football at Central Valley High School in the Spokane Valley, logging seven interceptions, while also tallying 33 tackles, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. He also played wide receiver, making 16 catches for 135 yards and four touchdowns. He earned three letters in basketball and four in track. He was an honorable mention all-league honoree and team MVP as a senior in basketball and was a two-year starter. As sophomore, he played on team that was Class 4A state runner-up. He placed third in triple jump at state track meet as a senior and was regional champion as junior, and had a personal record triple jump of 46–0.
Davis originally attended Western Washington University, but the university disbanded the football program after his redshirt season in 2008. He then enrolled at De Anza College, a community college located in Cupertino, California. He earned first-team all-Golden Gate Conference and first-team all-state honors after posting eight interceptions, returning two for touchdowns. The eight interceptions led the Northern California Football Association and he ranked tied for eighth in the National Club Football Association (NCFA) in passes defended with 1.55 per game, adding eight pass break-ups, and also tallied 38 tackles.
After the 2010 season, Davis transferred to Utah State University, where he played for the Utah State Aggies football team during the 2011 and 2012 seasons. He played in all 13 games in 2011, making five starts, while recording 35 tackles to rank 10th on the team. He finished the year tied for third on the team for pass break-ups with six as well as having 3.5 tackles for a loss to rank eighth on the team. In his senior season in 2012, he was named to the all-conference first team. Davis ranked first on the team in both interceptions (5) and passes defended (17) his 22 total passes defended (1.69 per game) ranked him second in the nation, he also finished eighth on the team with 47 tackles (33-solo), to go along with three quarterback hurries.
- Booth, Tim. (2009-01-08) Local News | Western Washington cuts football program | Seattle Times Newspaper. Seattletimes.com. Retrieved on 2013-07-21.
- NFL Draft results: Dolphins get Will Davis, Ravens take Brandon Williams in 3rd round. SBNation.com (2013-04-26). Retrieved on 2013-07-21.