Carey Davis
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Davis warming up before a game in 2009.
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Personal information
Born: (1981-03-27) March 27, 1981 (age 42)
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight:225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school:St. Louis (MO) Hazelwood Central
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Rushing attempts:29
Rushing yards:103
Rushing touchdowns:0
Player stats at · PFR

Carey Alexander Davis (born March 27, 1981) is a former American football fullback and current broadcaster. He was signed by the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent in 2004. He played college football at Illinois.

Davis has also been a member of the Atlanta Falcons, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Miami Dolphins, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Washington Redskins. He won a Super Bowl championship with the Steelers against the Arizona Cardinals during Super Bowl XLIII.

College career

Davis played college football at the University of Illinois where he played in 42 games having success in both receiving and running duties. He finished his career with 114 receptions for 751 yards and five touchdowns and running the ball he added 216 carries for 1,012 yards and one touchdown. He graduated in May 2003 with a degree in Leisure Studies/Sports Management.

Professional career

Indianapolis Colts

Davis was originally signed by the Indianapolis Colts as a rookie free agent on April 30, 2004, and spent a brief period on the active roster. He then was added to the roster of various teams, including the Atlanta Falcons, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the Miami Dolphins, but received no playing time.

Pittsburgh Steelers

Davis (center holding Terrible Towel) in Super Bowl XLIII victory parade with teammates Nate Washington (left) and Hines Ward (right).

Davis signed a contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers on January 3, 2007. It was announced on September 7, 2007, that Davis would be the 2007 Opening Day starting fullback,[1] beating out incumbent starter Dan Kreider. Kreider and Davis shared the starting position through the season until the Monday Night Football game against the Miami Dolphins, when Kreider tore his ACL. From that game forward, Davis was the starting fullback. When halfback Willie Parker went down with an injury in Week 16, Davis shared some snaps at halfback with Najeh Davenport. He finished the season having played in 16 games and rushing 17 times for 68 yards. In 2007, he led the team in special team tackles with 17.

During the 2008 season, his production declined as the Steelers offense became more pass-oriented. Midseason, he was replaced as starting fullback by Sean McHugh.

He was released on September 4, 2009,[2] and then re-signed on September 29.[3]

Washington Redskins

Davis was signed by the Redskins on August 22, 2010[4] to replace the injured Mike Sellers, but was later released on September 4, 2010.[5]

Broadcasting career

Davis is the sideline reporter for Illinois Fighting Illini football broadcasts. He is also a frequent guest host on 101 ESPN Radio in his native St. Louis. On September 2, 2022, it was announced he would take over permanent co-hosting duties at 101 ESPN in St. Louis with co-host Randy Karraker on the station's morning drive show called The Opening Drive. Beginning in 2024 he moved on from The Opening Drive to take over co-hosting duties on another 101 ESPN show, The Fast Lane with co-hosts Anthony Stalter and former NHL defenseman Jamie Rivers.[6][7]


He has been the head football coach at Hazelwood Central High School since 2018.[8]


  1. ^ Dulac, Gerry (September 7, 2007). "Davis replaces Kreider as starter". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Archived from the original on July 18, 2018. Retrieved April 15, 2016.
  2. ^ Bouchette, Ed; Dulac, Gerry (September 5, 2009). "Steelers cut down roster". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved April 15, 2016.
  3. ^ Bouchette, Ed; Dulac, Gerry (September 29, 2009). "Steelers sign fullback Davis". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved April 15, 2016.
  4. ^ "Redskins Make Roster Moves". WBOC-TV. Aug 23, 2010. Retrieved April 15, 2016.
  5. ^ Tenorio, Paul; Reid, Jason (September 5, 2010). "Redskins finalize roster. Draft picks, big names are cut". The Virginian-Pilot. Retrieved April 15, 2016.
  6. ^ "The Fast Lane". 101 ESPN. 2020-08-24. Retrieved 2024-01-05.
  7. ^ "Carey Davis Moving to Afternoons on 101 ESPN in St. Louis | Barrett Media". 2023-12-21. Retrieved 2024-01-05.
  8. ^ Josh Helmuth (August 24, 2018). "Former NFL pro is stunningly Hazelwood Central's first African-American head football coach". KSDK News 5. Retrieved May 16, 2023.