Football


Tommy Davis
Tommy Davis
17

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
East St. Louis, Ill.

High School:
Althoff Catholic

Last College:
Northern Illinois

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 205

Position:
DB

Experience:
1-1

01/13/2013

Illini Excel in Classroom During Fall Semester

42 Illini Earned at Least a 3.0 GPA and Five Graduated Following Fall 2012

12/09/2012

Seniors, Award Winners Honored at Annual Banquet

Pocic, Williams Voted 2012 Captains

11/20/2012

Illini Pay Tribute to 20 Seniors

Teammates Write Tributes to 2012 Senior Class

11/19/2012

Game 12 Notes: Illinois at Northwestern

Illini Close 2012 Season with Rivalry Game in Evanston

11/15/2012

20 Illini Seniors Will Play Final Home Game on Saturday

Senior Day Recognition Will Take Place Prior to Illinois-Purdue Game

11/15/2012

2012 Illinois Football Seniors

Individual and group photos of the 20 2012 Illinois Football Seniors.

2012: Transferred to Illinois from Northern Illinois and will be immediately eligible to play.

At Northern Illinois
2011:
Played in all 14 games, starting five ... Recorded nine punt returns for 53 yards and nine kick returns for 145 yards ... Posted 38 tackles ... Ended NIU career third in school history with 1,398 career kickoff return yards and eighth in career punt return yardage with 331.

2010: Started all 14 games at free safety and led NIU and co-led the MAC with four fumble recoveries ... Had 73 tackles, fourth highest on the team, and added one interception, two pass break-ups and one-half tackle for loss ... Named third-team All-MAC as a return specialist ... Top return man on the NIU squad with 18 punt returns for 142 yards, a 7.9-yard average, and 23 kickoff returns for 553 yards to average 24.0 yards per return ... Kick return totals rank fourth on the NIU single-season lists ... Scored second career TD on a season-long 83-yard kickoff return against Toledo (Nov. 9).

2009: Saw action in all 13 games, totaling eight tackles, with at least one stop in six games ... Earned third-team All-MAC honors as a punt returner ... Returned the opening kickoff vs. Eastern Michigan (11-5) 86 yards for a touchdown to record the first TD of his career ... Ranked sixth in the MAC and 38th in the nation in punt returns, averaging 8.0 yards a return. Ranked third in the MAC in kickoff returns, averaging 24.1 yards per return ... His 700 kickoff return yards ranks ninth all-time on NIU's career leader list and fourth on NIU's single season list ... Garnered Academic All-MAC football team honors.

2008: Redshirted.

High School: Earned first-team All-Conference recognition at both defensive back and wide receiver as a senior ... Named the city's most valuable player and earned second team all-metro honors at wide receiver ... Collected 27 receptions for 470 yards, made 52 tackles and returned three kicks for touchdowns in his final season ... Participated in track.

Personal: Born Nov. 11, 1990 ... Son of Mia and Tommy Davis Jr. ... Father, Tommy Davis, Jr., was a running back at Iowa State ... Cousin Peerless Price is a former NFL wideout ... Pursuing a master's degree in educational policy studies.

CAREER HIGHS
Tackles:
10, at Illinois, 9/18/10
Long Kickoff Return: 86, vs. Eastern Michigan, 11/5/09
Long Punt Return: 52, at Ball State, 11/20/10
Touchdowns: 1, vs. Eastern Michigan, 11/5/09
Interceptions: 1, twice last vs. Toledo, 11/9/10

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