Jawill Davis

Jawill Davis (born April 6, 1995) is an American football wide receiver and return specialist who is a free agent. He played college football at Bethune–Cookman.

Jawill Davis
Free agent
Position:Wide receiver
Return specialist
Personal information
Born: (1995-04-06) April 6, 1995 (age 26)
Miami, Florida
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:191 lb (87 kg)
Career information
High school:American
(Miami, Florida)
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Receiving yards:40
Return yards:260
Total touchdowns:0
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Early yearsEdit

Davis attended and played high school football at American High School.[1]

College careerEdit

Davis played in 47 games (29 starts) for the Bethune–Cookman Wildcats over five seasons. As a redshirt sophomore, Davis caught 39 passes for 788 yards (20.2 yards per catch) with 6 touchdowns and garnered first team All-MEAC honors.[2] As a fifth-year senior, Davis was the team's leading receiver, catching 36 passes for 475 yards and three touchdowns.[3]

Professional careerEdit

New York GiantsEdit

Davis signed with the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent after going unselected in the 2018 NFL Draft.[3] He was cut by the Giants at the end of training camp and was subsequently signed to the team's practice squad the next day.[4] Davis was promoted to the active roster on September 28 after running back Jonathan Stewart was placed on injured reserve.[5]

Davis made his NFL debut on September 30 against the New Orleans Saints, returning three kicks for 60 yards.[6] Davis caught his first career pass, a 22-yard reception, the following week against the Carolina Panthers.[7] He suffered a dislocated kneecap while dancing in the Giants locker room on December 29, 2018 and was placed on injured reserve.[8] Davis finished his rookie season with four receptions for 40 yards and 260 total return yards, averaging 7.4 yards on 12 punt returns and 24.4 yards on seven kickoff returns, in seven games played.[9] He was waived on May 2, 2019.[10]

Green Bay PackersEdit

On May 7, 2019, Davis was claimed off waivers by the Green Bay Packers.[11][12] He was released on August 10.[13]

Winnipeg Blue BombersEdit

On September 24, 2019, Jawill Davis was added to the practice roster of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League (CFL).[14] Davis was released one week later on October 1, 2019.

Tampa Bay VipersEdit

Davis was selected by the Tampa Bay Vipers in the 2020 XFL Supplemental Draft.[15] He was released during final roster cuts on January 22, 2020.[16]

Toronto ArgonautsEdit

Davis signed with the Toronto Argonauts on February 17, 2020.[17] After the CFL suspended its 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Davis signed with the Alphas of The Spring League in May 2021.[18] He was released by the Argonauts on June 18, 2021.[19]


  1. ^ "Jawill Davis – 2017 Football Roster". Bethune-Cookman University Athletics. Retrieved October 31, 2018.
  2. ^ Valentine, Ed (May 26, 2018). ""Savvy route runner" Jawill Davis competing for wide receiver spot with Giants". BigBlueView.com. SB Nation. Retrieved October 12, 2018.
  3. ^ a b Boyle, Chris (April 28, 2018). "B-CU's Jawill Davis signs undrafted free agent deal with New York Giants". The Daytona Beach News-Journal. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
  4. ^ Benton, Dan (September 2, 2018). "Giants add several players to practice squad". Giants Wire. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
  5. ^ Williams, Charean (September 28, 2018). "Giants place Jonathan Stewart on IR, promote Jawill Davis". Pro Football Talk. NBC Sports. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
  6. ^ Eisen, Michael (September 30, 2018). "Giants vs. Saints: Postgame notes and stats". Giants.com. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
  7. ^ "Giants vs. Panthers – Play-by-Play". ESPN. Retrieved October 7, 2018.
  8. ^ Smith, Michael David (December 29, 2018). "Report: Jawill Davis dislocated kneecap dancing in Giants' locker room". Pro Football Talk. NBC Sports.
  9. ^ Zucker, Joseph (December 29, 2018). "Giants Rumors: WR Jawill Davis Suffered Knee Injury Dancing in Locker Room". Bleacher Report. Retrieved December 31, 2018.
  10. ^ Benton, Dan (May 3, 2019). "Giants sign three draft picks, waive Jawill Davis". Giants Wire.
  11. ^ "Packers claim WR Jawill Davis". packers.com. May 7, 2019.
  12. ^ Benton, Dane (May 6, 2019). "Packers claim WR Jawill Davis off of waivers from Giants". USA Today. Retrieved May 7, 2019.
  13. ^ "Packers release RB Jawill Davis". packers.com. August 10, 2019.
  14. ^ "BLUE BOMBERS PRACTICE ROSTER EXPANSION". BlueBombers.com. September 24, 2019.
  15. ^ Fulk, Konnor (November 24, 2019). "XFL Supplemental Draft: Players Selected You Might Know". XFLNewsHub.com. Retrieved January 24, 2020.
  16. ^ Talbot, Damond (January 22, 2020). "A Full List of XFL Roster Cuts, Who was released today?". NFLDraftDiamonds.com. Retrieved January 25, 2020.
  17. ^ "Argos sign two Americans: Davis and Powell". Argonauts.ca. February 17, 2020. Retrieved February 20, 2020.
  18. ^ @TheSpringLeague (May 2, 2021). "First look at the #TSLAlphas roster at #TSL2021!" (Tweet). Retrieved June 22, 2021 – via Twitter.
  19. ^ Toronto Argonauts Media Relations [@ArgonautsMR] (June 18, 2021). "The Argos also announce today the release of the following players: American WR Jawill Davis, American QB Kelly Bryant and American DB Ermon Lane" (Tweet). Retrieved June 21, 2021 – via Twitter.

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