Football


Jon Davis
Jon Davis
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Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lousiville, Ky.

High School:
Louisville Eastern

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 240

Position:
TE

Experience:
2-1

12/06/2012

Illinois Boasts 52 Academic All-Big Ten Honorees

Big Ten-Best 10 Volleyball Players Highlight Honorees

12/06/2012

Illinois Boasts 52 Academic All-Big Ten Honorees

Big Ten-Best 10 Volleyball Players Highlight Honorees

12/06/2012

Illinois Boasts 52 Academic All-Big Ten Honorees

Big Ten-Best 10 Volleyball Players Highlight Honorees

10/23/2012

Game 8 Notes: Illinois vs. Indiana

Illini Return to Memorial Stadium for the 102nd Homecoming Game

10/08/2012

Game 7 Notes: Illinois at Michigan

Illini Looking For Second Win at the Big House in Last Three Tries

11/23/2013

Illinois vs. Purdue Nov. 23, 2013

Illinois vs. Purdue Nov. 23, 2013

10/05/2013

Illinois Football at Nebraska

Photos from Illinois' 39-19 loss at Nebraska on Oct. 5, 2013. (USA Today photo and Mark Jones/Illinois Athletics)

09/28/2013

Illinois vs. Miami (Ohio) - September 28, 2013

Illinois vs. Miami (Ohio) - September 28, 2013

09/14/2013

Illinois vs. Washington - September 14, 2013 at Soldier Field

Illinois vs. Washington - September 14, 2013 at Soldier Field

09/07/2013

Illinois vs. Cincinnati - September 7, 2013

Illinois vs. Cincinnati - September 7, 2013

2013 Junior: Played in all 12 games and started seven (SIU, Miami, NEB, WIS, PSU, IND, NU) ... Caught a career-long 29-yard pass at Purdue ... Tied a career high with five catches at Indiana ... Caught two-point conversion passes against Wisconsin and Miami (OH) ... Caught his second TD pass of the season against Miami (Ohio), marking his first season with more than one touchdown ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2012 Sophomore: Played in 11 games and made six starts, missing the Purdue game (11/17) due to injury ... Showed his versatility by lining up at tight end, wide receiver and running back throughout the season ... For the season, rushed for 102 yards and one touchdown on 21 carries (4.9 ypc) and caught nine passes for 88 yards and one touchdown ... Rushed for 11 yards on two carries and caught a 17-yard pass at Northwestern ... Carried the ball four times for a total of 10 yards against Minnesota ... Rushed for 27 yards on a career-high eight carries, scored his first career rushing touchdown and caught two passes for 14 yards at Ohio State ... Caught three passes for 26 yards, including one TD on a career-long 20-yard reception in victory over Charleston Southern ... Rushed for a career-high 54 yards on six carries in season-opening win over Western Michigan ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2011 Freshman: Third-Team Freshman All-American by Phil Steele ... Played in all 13 games as a true-freshman, making two starts ... Third on the team with 22 receptions on the season for 187 yards and one touchdown ... Had one catch in Illinois' Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl victory ... Recorded five catches for 53 yards, both career highs, against Wisconsin ... Posted four receptions for 28 yards against Michigan ... Posted four receptions for 28 yards against Purdue ... Recorded three receptions for 37 yards against Ohio State ... Had a three-yard TD catch, the first of his career, in victory over Indiana ... Recorded first career catch for five yards in win over South Dakota State ... Made Illini debut in season-opener against Arkansas State.

High School: Four-star prospect by Scout.com ... No. 7 tight end prospect in the nation by Scout.com ... Top-ranked player in Kentucky by Scout.com ... Ranked in the ESPNU Top 150 as No. 138 ... A PrepStar All-American as a tight end ... Rushed for 934 yards (averaging 14 yards per carry) and 16 TDs, and had 24 catches for 334 yards and two TDs ... In his career, he ran for 1,742 yards (averaging 9 yards per carry) and had 93 receptions for 1,273 yards and 13 TDs ... Member of the Lexington Herald-Leader Class of the Commonwealth ... Second-team all-state pick by the Louisville Courier-Journal ... High school coach was Ken Whalen ... No. 3 on Rivals.com's Kentucky Top 30 list ... Also won three letters in basketball.

Personal: Full name is Jonathan A. Davis ... Goes by Jon ... Son of Reggie and Juanette Davis ... Born on Sept. 9, 1992 ... Majoring in sport management ... Has three siblings, all of whom played college athletics ... His favorite athlete is Tony Gonzalez, "best TE ever." ... Hobbies include playing video games and basketball ... The most influential person on Davis' athletic career is his father, for putting the helmet on his head ... Chose Illinois over Kentucky, Purdue, Oregon and Louisville.

CAREER HIGHS
Receptions: 5, twice (last at Indiana, 11/9/13)
Receiving Yards: 53 vs. Wisconsin, 11/19/11
Long Reception: 29 at Purdue, 11/23/13
Receiving Touchdowns: 1, 4x (last vs. Miami (Ohio), 9/28/13)
Carries: 8 at Ohio State, 11/3/12
Rushing Yards: 54 vs. Western Michigan, 9/1/12
Long Run: 17 vs. Western Michigan, 9/1/12
Rushing Touchdowns: 1 at Ohio State, 11/3/12
All-Purpose Yards: 54 vs. Western Michigan, 9/1/12
2-Point Conversion: 1 (rec), twice (last vs. Wisconsin, 10/19/13)
Tackles: 1, 7x (last at Purdue, 11/23/13)

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Updated July 2014

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