Football


Jason Davis
Jason Davis
34

Hometown:
St. Louis, Mo.

High School:
Lindbergh

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 235

Position:
FB

Birthdate:
11/02/1983

Lettered:
2002-05


2005 Earned Illinois' Rotary Service Above Self Award...Rushed for 31 yards on 15 carries during the season, while catching 11 passes for 162 yards and a TD ... Also returned three kickoffs for 26 yards ... Finished his Illini career with three catches for 42 yards and a touchdown against Northwestern in the season finale ... Caught a career-long 61-yard pass against Wisconsin ... Had a 27-yard reception vs. Cal ... Was rated as the No. 6 fullback in the preseason by The Sporting News.

2004: Illinois' second leading receiver, with 41 catches for 340 yards ... Ranked 10th in the Big Ten in receptions with 3.73 per game ... Had three TDs on the year, two receiving and one rushing ... Totaled 230 yards rushing on 49 carries, a 4.7 average ... Had his best game in an Illini uniform vs. Purdue, catching a pair of touchdown passes and a career long 26-yard reception, and running for a career-high 77 yards, which included a career-long 32-yard run ... Established a new career-high in receiving yards vs. Michigan, with 69, while his seven catches against the Wolverines tied a career-high set in 2003 ... Scored his first career rushing touchdown vs. Florida A&M on an 11-yard run ... Also had three receptions for 34 yards vs. FAMU ... Caught four balls for 28 yards and rushed for 20 vs. Iowa.

2003: Had 14 receptions for 114 yards and 11 carries for 36 yards ... Had career-highs in receptions (7) and receiving yards (40) at UCLA ... Made two catches for 34 yards at Michigan, including a career-long reception of 24 yards ... Played in every game, starting the first two.

2002: Played in five games as a true freshman, grabbing a pair of touchdown receptions ... First career catch went for a three-yard score vs. Arkansas State ... Added 17 rushing yards on six carries vs. the Indians ... Caught his second TD pass at Wisconsin ... Had two catches for 21 yards and two carries for nine yards vs. the Badgers ... Set career highs in carries (8) and yards (38) vs. Indiana ... Had one catch for four yards vs. Ohio State.

High School: Four-year starter at Lindbergh High School ... Led his school to its first-ever district title and berth into the state playoffs ... Tallied 54 tackles and three interceptions as a senior ... Named a second team All-South selection by the St. Louis Post Dispatch as both a defensive back and wide receiver ... Also played linebacker at Lindbergh ... Team's all-time leader in receptions and receiving yards ... Was named a first-team all-conference pick, both offensively and defensively ... Also starred on the Lindbergh basketball team, earning two letters, and on the track team, winning one letter ... Was a part of the state champion 4x100m relay team in 2000 ... High school coach was Tom Beauchamp.

Personal: Full given name is Jason Sidney-Arthur Davis ... Born Nov. 2, 1983, in St. Louis, Mo. ... The son of Anthony and Julie Davis ... Majoring in sport management ... Has one brother ... Was a two-time honor roll member.


Career Highs

Carries: 10 vs. Iowa, 10/30/04
Yards: 77 vs. Purdue, 9/25/04
Long Rush: 32 vs. Purdue, 9/25/04
Rushing TDs: 1 vs. FAMU, 9/4/04
Receptions: 7, twice (last time vs. Michigan, 10/16/04)
Receiving Yards: 69 vs. Michigan, 10/16/04
Long Reception: 61 vs. Wisconsin, 10/29/05
Receiving TDs: 2 vs. Purdue, 9/25/04


Rushing Statistics

YEAR G ATT YDS AVG YPG TD LG
2002 5 16 64 4.0 6.4 0 13
2003 12 1 2 2.0 0.2 0 8
2004 11 49 230 4.7 20.9 1 32
2005 11 15 31 2.1 2.8 0 7
Total 39 81 327 4.0 8.4 1 32


Receiving Statistics

YEAR G NO YDS AVG YPG TD LG
2002 5 4 28 7.0 5.6 2 12
2003 12 14 114 8.1 9.5 0 24
2004 11 41 340 8.3 30.9 2 26
2005 11 11 162 14.7 14.7 1 61
Total 39 70 644 9.2 16.5 5 61
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