Davis, a 6-foot-1, 175-pound Maryland cornerback commitment, “literally never came off the field” for the Frogs, Engelberg said. The senior started at free safety on defense, split time between wide receiver and running back on offense, returned kickoffs and punts, served on the punt and kick coverage teams, and was Maret’s long snapper.
A quick glance at Davis’ senior statistics shows just how important he was to the success of the Frogs (6-3.) The future Terp finished the year with 78 carries for 823 yards and seven touchdowns and 38 receptions for 601 yards and five touchdowns. He also returned three kickoffs and two punts for scores.
Defensively, Davis’ stats were just as impressive. In nine games, Davis racked up 162 tackles, three forced fumbles and three interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown.
“He’s laying guys out,” Engelberg said. “He’s running sideline to sideline. It just makes you wonder what he could do if he was only playing on one side of the ball.”
“He works out as hard as anybody,” Engelberg said. “I think some kids would’ve been like, ‘I’m committed to Maryland. I’m done.’ But he raised it to another level in terms of his work ethic and working out. He doesn’t take any shortcuts in the weight room. You can see how hard he works out. He’s truly taken it and said, ‘Look, I’m going to do everything I can to have a chance to start at Maryland next year.’ He’s not satisfied with just getting a scholarship. He’s trying to get the starting position at corner.”