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    Carey Davis
    24 Carey Davis
    Hometown:
    Florissant, Mo.

    High School:
    Hazelwood Central

    Height / Weight:
    6-0 / 225

    Position:
    Fullback

    Birthdate:
    03/27/1981

    Lettered:
    2000-03

    2003: Named a team captain ... Started seven games, playing in nine, and started 31 career contests ... Gained 198 yards on 44 carries and hauled in 39 catches for 236 yards and one touchdown... For his career has 1,012 yards rushing and has caught 114 passes for 751 yards ... Returned vs. Wisconsin after not playing vs. California, UCLA and Illinois State due to a staph infection that developed on the knee that was surgically repaired on Aug. 25th ... Had a career day receiving vs. Missouri with 66 yards and a career-high 10 grabs, just three days after having his knee scoped ... Had three catches for 37 yards against Purdue ... Scored his only touchdown of the season on a four-yard pass from Dustin Ward against Minnesota ... Recorded a season-high 12 carries for 46 yards, including a career-long run of 24 yards ... Began the season ranked the No. 2 fullback by The Sporting News.

    2002: Racked up 520 yards of total offense, 319 rushing and 201 receiving ... Had back-to-back 100 yard total offense days vs. San Jose State and Michigan ... Had a career-high 59 yards receiving on a career-high tying seven grabs vs. San Jose State ... Added 53 yards rushing on 10 carries vs. the Spartans ... Had a season high 68 yards rushing and 42 receiving yards vs. Michigan ... Had his consecutive games with a catch streak snapped at 20 vs. Penn State where he missed the final three quarters with an knee sprain ... That injury forced him out of the Wisconsin game ... Returned to the starting lineup against Ohio State where he had three carries and a catch ... Ran for 62 yards and caught two passes for 11 yards against Arkansas State ... Tallied 43 yards rushing and 19 receiving vs USM ... Averaging 47.3 all-purpose yards per contest... Called the most underrated player in the Big Ten by head coach Ron Turner ... Rated the No. 6 fullback in the country by Lindy's.

    2001: The Illini's third-leading rusher with 108 carries for 467 yards and one TD ... Also third on the team in receptions with 39 for 274 yards ... Ranked 11th in the nation in receptions by a running back with 3.4 per game after the regular season ... Caught a two-yard pass from Kurt Kittner to score his second career touchdown, which put the Illini up 17-6 in the home opener against Northern Illinois ... Hauled in five catches for 24 yards in that contest to go along with three carries for 15 yards ... Had a career-long run of 32 yards against Louisville, one of five carries in the contest ... Gained 38 yards on those five attempts against the Cardinals for a team-leading average of 7.6 yards per carry ... Also led the Illini with five receptions in that game, gaining 33 yards and scoring a touchdown ... Also the Illinois team leader in number of catches against Michigan with seven receptions ... Rushed 12 times for 65 yards against Minnesota ... Gained a career-high 83 yards on the ground on 16 carries at Indiana ... Also caught a career-long 22-yard pass against the Hoosiers ... Gained 41 yards on seven carries and tallied 24 yards on four receptions against Penn State ... Had a career-high 24 carries gaining 79 yards in the regular season finale against Northwestern.

    2000: Played in 10 games, getting his first collegiate start against Indiana ... Totaled 21 rushing yards and 40 receiving yards ... Caught a touchdown pass vs. Indiana ... Had three catches against both Michigan State and Indiana ... Long catches of the year were 10 yards in games against Middle Tennessee and Indiana ... Also had six kickoff returns for 50 yards ... Returned a long kickoff of 18 yards vs. Indiana ... Had two returns each vs. Indiana and at Northwestern.

    1999: Redshirted the 1999 season.

    High School: First team All-Suburban North Conference selection on offense and second team on defense as a senior . . . Second team all-district and honorable mention all-metro ... Second team all-conference selection as a junior ... Played fullback and middle linebacker at Hazelwood Central H.S. for Coach Norm Ryan ... Rushed for over 1,000 yards during senior season . . . Team went 7-3 during both junior and senior seasons . . . Played on 1996 state championship team that posted a 13-1 record ... Awarded varsity letters in both football and basketball.

    Personal: Full given name is Carey Alexander Davis ... Graduated in May 2003 with a degree in leisure studies/sports management ... Nickname is Fats ... Born March 27, 1981 in St. Louis, Mo. ... Parents are Carey Davis and Annette Slack ... Has two brothers ... Worked as an intern in the sports informatio office in the summer of 2003 ... Named to honor roll in high school ... Favorite athlete is Deion Sanders ... Lists Kendall Gill as Fighting Illini athletic hero ... Enjoys playing football and basketball ... Most memorable sports moment was winning state championship in football during sophomore season ... Awarded game ball in the first football game he ever played ... Junior deacon at his church ... Umpired little league baseball as a past summer job.


    CAREER HIGHS

    Carries: 24 vs. Northwestern, 11/22/01
    Rushing Yards: 83 at Indiana, 10/13/01
    Long Run: 32 vs. Louisville, 9/15/01
    Receptions: 10 vs. Missouri, 8/30/03
    Rec. Yards: 66 vs. Missouri, 8/30/03
    Long Reception: 23 vs. San Jose State, 9/21/02
    Touchdowns: 1, six times (last time vs. Minnesota, 10/25/03)


    RUSHING STATISTICS

    YEAR G ATT YDS AVG Y/PG TD LP
    2000 10 5 21 4.2 2.1 0 12
    2001 12 108 474 4.3 38.9 1 32
    2002 11 59 319 5.4 29.0 0 21
    2003 9 44 198 4.5 22.0 0 29
    Total 42 216 1012 4.7 24.1 1 32


    RECEIVING STATISTICS

    YEAR G NO YDS AVG Y/PG TD LP
    2000 10 7 40 5.7 4.0 1 10
    2001 12 39 274 7.0 22.8 3 22
    2002 11 29 201 6.9 18.3 0 23
    2003 9 39 236 6.1 26.2 1 24
    Total 42 114 751 6.6 17.9 5 24


    KICKOFF RETURN STATISTICS

    YEAR G NO YDS AVG TD LP
    2000 10 6 50 8.3 0 18

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