|No. 52 – Washington Commanders|
|Born:||December 12, 1998|
|Height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight:||234 lb (106 kg)|
|High school:||Long County (Ludowici, Georgia)|
|NFL Draft:||2021 / Round: 1 / Pick: 19|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 5, 2022|
|Player stats at NFL.com · PFR|
Jamin Davis (/dʒeɪmɪn/ JAY-men; born December 12, 1998) is an American football linebacker for the Washington Commanders of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Kentucky and was drafted by Washington in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft.
The son of U.S. Army parents, Davis was born on a military base in Honolulu on December 12, 1998. His family moved to Hinesville, Georgia when he was a year old, with Davis later attending Long County High School in Ludowici, Georgia. Playing linebacker and wide receiver for their football team, compiling 131 tackles as a junior and 126 more as a senior while also catching three touchdowns.
A three-star prospect, Davis committed to play college football for the Kentucky Wildcats. He redshirted as a freshman in 2017 and played mostly on special teams in 2018, also recording an interception as a reserve player. He followed with 32 tackles in 2019 before being named as a starter for the 2020 season, where he led the team in tackles with 102 and also recorded 1.5 sacks, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery, and three interceptions, one of which he returned 85 yards for a touchdown.
|Height||Weight||Arm length||Hand span||40-yard dash||10-yard split||20-yard split||Vertical jump||Broad jump||Bench press|
|6 ft 3+1⁄2 in
|4.48 s||1.53 s||2.61 s||42 in
|11 ft 0 in
|All values from Kentucky's Pro Day|
Davis was selected by the Washington Football Team in the first round (19th overall) of the 2021 NFL Draft. He signed his four-year rookie contract on May 13, 2021.
Following the Week 1 game of the 2022 season, defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio publicly criticized Davis' gameplay stating his performance as "so-so". The following week head coach Ron Rivera criticized to the media on the "inconsistency" in Davis' performance in the Week 2 loss against the Detroit Lions.
Davis' childhood nickname was "Shadow", named after Shadow from the Sonic the Hedgehog video game franchise. He received the nickname from a close friend and partner in track sprinting nicknamed Sonic, as the two characters are rivals in the franchise. Davis majored in community and leadership development at Kentucky and wore 44 as his Wildcats uniform number to honor his grandmother who died at age 44. Prior to the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, he was interning at an attorney's office in Lexington, Kentucky. Davis is a fan of NASCAR, with his favorite driver being Jimmie Johnson.