Chris Davis
Davis with the San Francisco 49ers in 2016
Position:Cornerback
Personal information
Born: (1990-11-04) November 4, 1990 (age 31)
Birmingham, Alabama
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight:201 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school:Birmingham (AL) Woodlawn
College:Auburn
Undrafted:2014
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Total tackles:19
Sacks:0.5
Forced fumbles:1
Interceptions:0
Return yards:609
Total touchdowns:0
Player stats at NFL.com

Chris Lynn Davis Jr. (born November 4, 1990) is an American football coach and former player. He played college football at Auburn and was signed by the San Diego Chargers as an undrafted free agent in 2014. While at Auburn, he was responsible for the historic “Kick Six”. On the final play of the 2013 Iron Bowl, Davis returned a field goal attempt over 100 yards to score a game winning touchdown with no time remaining.

High school career

Davis attended Woodlawn High School in Birmingham, Alabama. As a senior, he had 134 carries for 877 yards (6.5 ypc), eight catches for 185 yards, 472 kickoff return yards and 48 punt return yards. Defensively, he had 23 tackles and three pass breakups.

He was considered a three-star recruit by Rivals.com.[1]

College career

Davis was involved in the 2013 Iron Bowl play referred to as "Kick Six." With one second left on the clock and the score tied at 28, Alabama placekicker Adam Griffith missed a 57-yard game-winning field goal attempt which was caught by Davis and returned 109 yards for a game-winning touchdown.[2][3]

As a senior in 2013, Davis was named an All-American as a return specialist by the Sporting News and CBS Sports.[4][5][6] He earned second-team All-SEC honors at cornerback.[7]

Professional career

San Diego Chargers

Despite being projected as a 4th–5th round pick,[8] Davis went undrafted in the 2014 NFL Draft. However, he was signed by the San Diego Chargers on May 10, 2014.[9] Davis spent most of the year returning kicks averaging 25.1 yards per return. He ended the year with 15 tackles, a pass defended, and a forced fumble. On September 1, 2015, Davis was released.

San Francisco 49ers

Davis signed with the San Francisco 49ers' practice squad on November 3, 2015.[10] He was promoted to the active roster on November 7, 2015.[11]

On October 10, 2016, Davis was placed on injured reserve.[12]

Birmingham Iron

In 2018, Davis signed with the Birmingham Iron of the Alliance of American Football for the 2019 season.[13] He was placed on injured reserve before the start of the regular season, but was waived from injured reserve on March 4, 2019. He was added to the team's rights list and re-signed to a contract on March 25. He was activated from the rights list on March 26. The league ceased operations in April 2019.[14]

In October 2019, Davis was selected by the Seattle Dragons of the XFL as part of the 2020 XFL Draft process.[15]

Coaching career

In August 2020, Davis was named the cornerback coach for the Pinson Valley High School football team, joining former Alabama player and head coach Sam Shade.

References

  1. ^ Chris Davis – Yahoo Sports
  2. ^ Auburn Returned Alabama's Missed Field Goal For A Touchdown On Final Play For Iron Bowl Win (VIDEO)
  3. ^ Chris Davis returns missed field goal for TD as No. 4 Auburn stuns No. 1 Alabama
  4. ^ TRE MASON, CHRIS DAVIS ALL-AMERICANS BY SPORTING NEWS
  5. ^ Auburn's Tre Mason, Chris Davis named All-American by Sporting News; Gus Malzahn co-Coach of the Year
  6. ^ "Winston, Donald lead CBSSports.com College Football All-America team". CBS Sports. December 17, 2013. Archived from the original on January 1, 2014.
  7. ^ "2013 All-SEC Football Team Announced". SEC Digital Network. December 10, 2013. Archived from the original on March 19, 2014.
  8. ^ NFL Draft Scout Profile
  9. ^ Crepea, James (May 10, 2014). "Iron Bowl hero Chris Davis Jr. to sign with San Diego". Montgomery Advertiser. Retrieved July 23, 2014.
  10. ^ Maiocco, Matt. "49ers' DL Ramsey suspended for PEDs; CB Davis signed". CSN Bay Area. Retrieved November 3, 2015.
  11. ^ "49ers Promote Marcus Cromartie, Chris Davis to Active Roster; Announce Two Other Roster Moves". 49ers.com. Archived from the original on April 15, 2017. Retrieved November 10, 2015.
  12. ^ "49ers Sign CB Jacorey Shepherd, Place CB Chris Davis on Injured Reserve". 49ers.com. October 10, 2016.
  13. ^ Inabinett, Mark. "Birmingham AAF's new players include Auburn Kick Six hero Chris Davis". AL.com. Retrieved November 26, 2018.
  14. ^ Michael Rothstein, Seth Wickersham (June 13, 2019). "Inside the short, unhappy life of the Alliance of American Football". ESPN.com. Retrieved September 12, 2019.
  15. ^ Bender, Bill (October 21, 2019). "XFL Draft picks 2019: Complete results, rosters, players for new football league". Sporting News. Retrieved October 23, 2019.