Jordan Davis
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Davis in 2022
No. 90 – Philadelphia Eagles
Position:Defensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (2000-01-12) January 12, 2000 (age 22)
Charlotte, North Carolina
Height:6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight:336 lb (152 kg)
Career information
High school:Mallard Creek (Charlotte)
College:Georgia (2018–2021)
NFL Draft:2022 / Round: 1 / Pick: 13
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2022
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Jordan X. Davis (born January 12, 2000) is an American football defensive tackle for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Georgia, where he was a part of the team that won the 2022 College Football Playoff National Championship while being named the Chuck Bednarik Award and Outland Trophy winner as a senior in 2021. Davis was drafted by the Eagles in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft.

Early life and high school

Davis was born on January 12, 2000, in Charlotte, North Carolina. He played basketball at Hopewell High School before transferring to Mallard Creek High School as a junior, where he began to play football. He committed to play college football at Georgia, turning down offers from Clemson, Florida, Miami (Florida) and North Carolina.[1][2]

College career

Davis with the Georgia Bulldogs in 2021
Davis with the Georgia Bulldogs in 2021

Davis played in 11 games with four starts as a true freshman, recording 25 tackles with 1.5 sacks and was named to the SEC All-Freshman team and a Freshman All-American by the Football Writers Association of America.[3][4][5] As a sophomore, he had 18 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks.[6][7] During the COVID-19 shortened 2020 season, Davis had 16 tackles and a sack while leading his team to a win in the 2021 Peach Bowl.[8][9] Davis had his best season as a senior with 32 tackles, 2 sacks, and a rushing touchdown.[8][10] After completing a perfect regular season, Davis and the Bulldogs fell to the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2021 SEC Championship.[11] Despite their loss, UGA was ranked as the third seed in the 2021 College Football Playoffs. They went on to defeat the second-ranked University of Michigan in the 2021 Orange Bowl, creating a rematch against Alabama in the 2022 College Football Playoff National Championship.[12] Georgia would defeat Alabama 33-18, claiming their first national championship since 1980.[13]

College statistics
Season GP Tackles Sacks Interceptions Fumbles Blk Scoring
Solo Ast Comb TFL Yds Sck Yds Int Yds PD QBH FR Yds FF Kick Saf TD
2018 11 6 19 25 1.5 6 1.5 6 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019 14 7 11 18 4.5 27 2.5 22 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020 7 7 9 16 1.0 3 1.0 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 0
2021 15 17 15 32 5.5 15 2.0 10 0 0 1 14 0 0 0 0 0 1
Career[14] 47 37 54 91 12.5 51 7.0 41 0 0 1 26 0 0 0 1 0 1

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split Vertical jump Broad jump
6 ft 6+38 in
(1.99 m)
341 lb
(155 kg)
34 in
(0.86 m)
10+34 in
(0.27 m)
4.78 s 1.63 s 2.74 s 32.0 in
(0.81 m)
10 ft 3 in
(3.12 m)
All values from NFL Combine[15][16]

Davis ran a 4.78-second 40-yard dash at the 2022 NFL Combine, making him just the third player over 330 pounds to run under 5 seconds after Dontari Poe (2012) and Greg Robinson (2014).[17]

Davis was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles in the first round (13th overall) of the 2022 NFL Draft.[18] After the draft, he signed a four-year, $17 million contract with the Eagles, all of which was guaranteed. The contract included a $9.55 million signing bonus.[19][20]

References

  1. ^ "Mallard Creek DL Jordan Davis commits to Georgia". The Charlotte Observer. November 16, 2017. Retrieved December 4, 2020.
  2. ^ Wells, Adam (November 16, 2017). "4-Star DT Prospect Jordan Davis Commits to Georgia over Miami, Others". Bleacher Report. Retrieved December 4, 2020.
  3. ^ "Jordan Davis lifts Kirby Smart, Georgia's defense". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. November 4, 2019. Retrieved December 4, 2020.
  4. ^ Paschall, David (September 5, 2019). "Georgia's Jordan Davis has stellar start to sophomore season". Chattanooga Times Free Press. Retrieved December 4, 2020.
  5. ^ "Sophomore season shaping up as big one for Georgia's Jordan Davis". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. August 8, 2019. Retrieved December 4, 2020.
  6. ^ "Jordan Davis has unique way of measuring his success at Georgia". Retrieved December 4, 2020.
  7. ^ "Georgia football's Jordan Davis and Nolan Smith discuss defensive depth, dodging complacency and more". The Valdosta Daily Times. Retrieved December 4, 2020.
  8. ^ a b "Jordan Davis Stats". ESPN. Retrieved January 17, 2022.
  9. ^ "Georgia-Cincinnati to Play in Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl". University of Georgia Athletics. Retrieved January 17, 2022.
  10. ^ "340-pound Jordan Davis scores greatest Big Man touchdown in the history of college football". www.msn.com. Retrieved January 17, 2022.
  11. ^ Andy Wittry. "Alabama football wins 2021 SEC Championship Game over No. 1 Georgia | NCAA.com". www.ncaa.com. Retrieved January 17, 2022.
  12. ^ "Orange Bowl 2021: Georgia gets back to its dominant ways, flushing Alabama loss ahead of rematch with Tide". CBSSports.com. Retrieved January 17, 2022.
  13. ^ Jason Kurtz, Mike Hayes and Meg Wagner (January 11, 2022). "Georgia vs Alabama: Live updates on the College Football Playoff National Championship". CNN. Retrieved January 17, 2022.
  14. ^ "Jordan Davis College Stats". GeorgiaDogs.com. Retrieved May 2, 2022.
  15. ^ "Jordan Davis Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved March 7, 2022.
  16. ^ "Jordan Davis, Georgia, DT, 2022 NFL Draft Scout, NCAA College Football". draftscout.com. Retrieved March 7, 2022.
  17. ^ "Georgia DT Jordan Davis runs historic 4.78 second 40-yard dash at NFL Combine". The Athletic. March 5, 2022.
  18. ^ "Eagles trade up to selected Georgia DT Jordan Davis with the No. 13 pick in 2022 NFL Draft. X". NFL. April 29, 2022.
  19. ^ "Eagles Sign First-Round DT Jordan Davis". Pro Football Rumors. Retrieved May 6, 2022.
  20. ^ "Contract details: Jordan Davis signs with Eagles". University of Georgia Wire. May 6, 2022. Retrieved May 6, 2022.