2010 & Career Highlights
Local talent who lettered four seasons with the Tigers...Was one of four true freshmen to see action in 2007...Made his first career start against SMU in 2008...Entered the starting lineup full-time as a junior...Had his most productive season with 54 tackles in 12 games in 2009...Also logged a season-high six passes defended in `09...Missed three games in 2010 with a knee injury...Logged five or more tackles in 12 of his 42 career games...Posted an interception against Ole Miss in 2009...Earned one of the Leadership Awards that was presented at the 2010 Blue-Gray Game...Named a permanent captain for the 2010 season.
Played in all 12 games in the secondary...Made nine starts with the defense, and also participated on special teams...Ranked fifth on the team in tackles (54) and tied for third in pass breakups (5) and passes defended (6)...Averaged 4.5 tackles per game...Had five or more tackles in six games...Also made 28 solo tackles, an interception and had 2.5 TFLs for a loss of four yards...Made his second career start in the season opener against Ole Miss and posted five tackles, including his first career interception in Memphis territory...Logged one solo tackle against MTSU...Registered six tackles against UT Martin, including three solo stops...Assisted on a tackle for no gain in the fourth quarter on 3rd-and-1 to force a punt...Led the team with a career-high 12 tackles against Marshall, including five solo stops...Had his first career TFL for a loss of two yards and made a pass breakup...Ten of the 12 tackles were for gains of 10 yards or less...Tied for second on the team with seven tackles against UCF...Assisted on a TFL for a loss of two yards...Credited with five solo tackles and had a career-high two pass breakups against UTEP...Did not start against Southern Miss for the first time in the season and had two assisted tackles...Logged three tackles against East Carolina...Had two assisted tackles against Tennessee...Started against UAB and recorded two solo tackles and a pass breakup...Breakup came on a third down incomplete pass by Joe Webb in the third quarter that resulted in a Blazer punt...Started against Houston and had five tackles...Broke up a Case Keenum pass in the endzone in the first quarter...Had one TFL for a loss of a yard...Made his ninth start of the season against Tulsa and had four solo tackles with two coming on special teams...Earned one of the Leadership Awards, which was presented at the 2010 Blue-Gray Game.
Played in all 13 games with one start at nickel against SMU...Saw action in the secondary and logged time with the special teams unit...Ended the season with 15 total tackles, nine of which were solo stops...Participated on the defense in the season opener against Ole Miss...Credited with one tackle on special teams versus Marshall...Registered one solo tackle on defense against Arkansas State...Recorded a career-high five tackles, three of which were solo stops, against Southern Miss...All five tackles were for short gains of five yards or less...Made his first career start in a six DB system against SMU...Logged one solo tackle against the Mustangs...Tallied one solo tackle against UCF...Upped his career best mark with six tackles in the St. Petersburg Bowl against USF...Logged three tackles in one single USF series in the second quarter.
One of four true freshmen to see playing time in 2007...Played in eight games on special teams and as a corner... Made his first collegiate appearance on special teams against MTSU...Logged his first career series on defense against Tulane in the fourth quarter at corner and broke up a would-be touchdown pass in the quarter on third down...Tulane then missed the ensuing field goal attempt...Picked up his first two career tackles in the regular season finale against SMU...Saw action in the New Orleans Bowl against Florida Atlantic.
Played four years at Whitehaven High for coach Rodney Saulsberry...Captain of the squad in 2005 and 2006...Registered 54 tackles as a senior...Recorded four interceptions in `06...Returned one of his picks 75 yards for a TD against Trezevant...Named All-Shelby Metro in `06...Selected to the All-Region 8-5A team as a senior...Helped squad to a 6-4 record in `06...Participated in the Liberty Bowl High School All-Star game...Selected as the Top Defensive Player at WHS...Was the No. 38 cornerback prospect in the country according to Rivals.com...Tallied 30 tackles and four pass breakups in 2005...Attended the U.S. Army National Combine as a junior...Also a member of track team.
Darius Davis is the son of Earl and Jacquelyn Davis...Born July 3, 1989, in Memphis, Tenn.