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Corey Davis (wide receiver)

Corey Damon Davis[1] (born January 11, 1995) is an American football wide receiver for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Western Michigan, where he became the NCAA's career receiving yards leader. He was drafted by the Titans fifth overall in the 2017 NFL Draft.

Corey Davis
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Davis with the Tennessee Titans in 2018
No. 84 – Tennessee Titans
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1995-01-11) January 11, 1995 (age 24)
Chicago, Illinois
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:209 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school:Wheaton Warrenville South
(Wheaton, Illinois)
College:Western Michigan
NFL Draft:2017 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 10, 2019
Receptions:127
Receiving yards:1,640
Receiving touchdowns:6
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Early yearsEdit

The second youngest of seven siblings, Davis attended Wheaton Warrenville South High School in Wheaton, Illinois. As a sophomore, he was called up to varsity to play alongside his big brother Titus Davis, who went on to become the all-time leading receiver in touchdowns and yards from scrimmage for Central Michigan University.[2] The duo were part of the Tigers 2010 perfect 14–0 Illinois Class 7A state championship team. As a senior, Corey finished the season 45 receptions and 6 receiving touchdowns. During his youth football years playing for the Wheaton Rams he forged a close friendship with the son of former Tampa Bay Buccaneers player Dan Graham, at the end of his junior year he decided to move out of his family's 2-bedroom apartment and move in with the Graham family and they would later become Davis' legal guardians. Davis did not receive any scholarships until late in his senior year. Davis struggled in school throughout his first three years of high school. The Grahams hired a personal tutor for him so he could get his GPA high enough to be eligible to receive an NCAA scholarship. After graduation, Davis committed to Western Michigan University to play college football, which was his only Division I scholarship.[3]

College careerEdit

As a true freshman at Western Michigan in 2013, Davis set school freshman records with 67 receptions for 941 yards and was named the Mid-American Conference (MAC) Freshman of the Year.[4][5]

As a sophomore in 2014, Davis had 78 receptions for 1,408 yards and 15 touchdowns.[6]

As a junior in 2015, Davis had 90 receptions for 1,436 yards and 12 touchdowns.[7][8]

Against the Toledo Rockets on November 25, 2016, Davis became the all-time FBS leader in receiving yards, breaking the record previously held by Nevada's Trevor Insley.[9] He was named conference Offensive Player of the Year as well as First-Team All-MAC.[10]

Davis majored in sports management.

StatisticsEdit

The following table lists Davis's career statistics.[11]

Year Team Games Receiving Rushing
Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD
2013 Western Michigan 11 67 941 14.0 6 1 2 2.0 0
2014 Western Michigan 12 78 1,408 18.1 15 0 0 0
2015 Western Michigan 13 89 1,429 16.1 12 1 11 11.0 0
2016 Western Michigan 14 97 1,500 15.5 19 1 0 0.0 0
Career 50 331 5,278 15.9 52 3 13 4.3 0

NCAA Division 1 FBS all-time record

Professional careerEdit

Davis attended the NFL Scouting Combine, but was unable to participate in athletic drills due to an ankle injury.[12] Davis reportedly scored 31 on the Wonderlic test.[13] Despite an injury leaving Davis unable to perform pre-draft workouts, he was still considered a top wide receiver prospect eligible for the 2017 NFL Draft class.[14][15]

External video
  Corey Davis NFL Combine video
Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad Wonderlic
6 ft 2 34 in
(1.90 m)
209 lb
(95 kg)
33 in
(0.84 m)
9 18 in
(0.23 m)
31
All values from NFL Combine[16]

The Tennessee Titans selected Davis in the first round (fifth overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft.[17] He is the highest draft selection from Western Michigan University.[18]

External video
  Titans select Corey Davis fifth overall

2017 season: Rookie yearEdit

On July 29, 2017, the Titans signed Davis to a fully guaranteed four-year, $25.39 million contract that includes a signing bonus of $16.60 million.[19] Davis made his NFL debut in the Titans' season-opening 26-16 loss to the Oakland Raiders and caught six receptions for 69 yards.[20] Battling a hamstring injury for much of the season, Davis finished his rookie year with 34 receptions for 375 yards.[21] On January 13, 2018, Davis caught his first two NFL touchdowns from Marcus Mariota in the 2017 AFC Divisional Round 35-14 loss to the New England Patriots. He finished the game with five receptions for 63 yards and the two aforementioned touchdowns.[22]

2018 seasonEdit

During Week 4 against the Philadelphia Eagles, Davis had a career game with nine receptions for 161 yards, including the game-winning touchdown from Marcus Mariota in overtime.[23] On November 11, Davis had another great outing against the New England Patriots, catching seven passes for 125 yards and a touchdown as the Titans won by a score of 34-10.[24] Two weeks later in a 34-17 road loss to the Houston Texans, he had one rush for 39 yards and caught four passes for 96 yards and a touchdown. In the next game against the New York Jets, Davis rushed once for 12 yards and caught three passes for 42 yards including the game-winning touchdown with less than a minute remaining.[25] Davis finished his second season with 891 receiving yards, four receiving touchdowns, and 55 rushing yards.[26] He led the Titans in receptions, receiving yards, and touchdowns.[27]

2019 seasonEdit

During Week 4 against the Atlanta Falcons, Davis caught five passes for 91 yards and his first receiving touchdown of the season in the 24-10 road victory.[28]

NFL statisticsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team Games Receiving Rushing Fumbles
GP GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Att Yds Avg Lng TD Fum Lost
2017 TEN 11 9 34 375 11.0 37 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 1
2018 TEN 16 16 65 891 13.7 51 4 6 55 9.2 39 0 1 0
2019 TEN 9 6 28 374 13.4 38 2 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 0
Career 36 31 127 1,640 12.9 51 6 6 55 9.2 39 0 3 1

[29]

PostseasonEdit

Year Team Games Receiving Rushing Fumbles
GP GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Att Yds Avg Lng TD Fum Lost
2017 TEN 2 2 9 98 10.9 17 2 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Career 2 2 9 98 10.9 17 2 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0

[29]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Corey Davis Titans Biography". TitansOnline.com.
  2. ^ Skrbina, Paul. "Titans tab Wheaton Warrenville South graduate Corey Davis fifth in NFL draft". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved October 11, 2018.
  3. ^ DeCamp, Scott. "The 25 most overlooked Michigan college football recruits over the last 20 years". MLive.com. Retrieved October 11, 2018.
  4. ^ "Finding his way: Western Michigan's Corey Davis overcomes unstable upbringing to become nation's top freshman receiver". MLive.com.
  5. ^ "WMU football WR Corey Davis named MAC Freshman of the Year". MLive.com.
  6. ^ "Wheaton Warrenville South grad Corey Davis making a name for himself at Western Michigan". My Suburban Life.
  7. ^ "Western Michigan's Corey Davis is the best player you haven't heard of ... yet". ESPN.com.
  8. ^ "Western Michigan's Corey Davis developing into complete leader with 'unfinished business' on mind". MLive.com.
  9. ^ Zucker, Joseph. "Corey Davis Sets Record for Most Career Receiving Yards in FBS History". Bleacher Report. Retrieved May 1, 2019.
  10. ^ "MAC Announces 2016 All-MAC Teams and Postseason Awards".
  11. ^ "Corey Davis College Stats - College Football at Sports-Reference.com".
  12. ^ "WMU WR Corey Davis Progressing Well in Rehab". With The First Pick. April 22, 2017.
  13. ^ "2017 NFL Draft Outlook".
  14. ^ "NFL Draft Prospects".
  15. ^ "WalterFootball.com: 2017 NFL Draft: Wide Receiver Rankings". walterfootball.com.
  16. ^ "NFL Draft Profile: Corey Davis". NFL.com. Retrieved April 6, 2018.
  17. ^ "2017 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 11, 2018.
  18. ^ Patra, Kevin (April 27, 2017). "Titans pick Corey Davis with fifth selection". NFL.com.
  19. ^ "Spotrac.com: Corey Davis contract". spotrac.com. Retrieved April 7, 2018.
  20. ^ "Oakland Raiders at Tennessee Titans - September 10th, 2017". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 6, 2017.
  21. ^ "Corey Davis 2017 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved May 1, 2019.
  22. ^ "Divisional Round - Tennessee Titans at New England Patriots - January 13th, 2018". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved January 18, 2018.
  23. ^ Wyatt, Jim (September 30, 2018). "Titans WR Corey Davis Snatches Victory from Air with Game-Winning Catch in Overtime". Tennessee Titans. Retrieved September 30, 2018.
  24. ^ "Titans' Corey Davis: Burns Patriots for 125 yards, TD". CBSSports.com. Retrieved May 1, 2019.
  25. ^ Wyatt, Jim (December 2, 2018). "Corey Davis Scores Game-Winning 11-yard TD". Tennessee Titans. Retrieved December 2, 2018.
  26. ^ "Corey Davis 2018 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 12, 2019.
  27. ^ "2018 Tennessee Titans Statistics & Players". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 12, 2019.
  28. ^ "Mariota throws 3 first-half TD passes, Titans drop Falcons". www.espn.com. September 29, 2019. Retrieved September 29, 2019.
  29. ^ a b "Corey Davis, WR for the Tennessee Titans". Retrieved March 6, 2018.

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