Football Game Notes - 09/09/13
In all, scouts from the Carolina Panthers, Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos, Indianapolis Colts, Miami Dolphins, Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers, San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks, along with the B.C. Lions of the Canadian Football League where in attendance Thursday.
The session, which begins at 8:30 a.m. in the USU weight room, is not open to the public but is open to media.
Along with handing out individual awards, a highlight video recapping the year was shown, as was a video honoring USU's senior class, which tied the 1962 senior class for the most wins in school history with 26.
Cornerback Will Davis and running back Kerwynn Williams will participate in the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine, which will begin Saturday, Feb. 23 in Indianapolis, Ind.
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HONORS: CBSSports.com Third-Team All-America (2012); Phil Steele Fourth-Team All-America (2012); SI.com Honorable Mention All-America (2012); First-Team All-WAC (2012); WAC Defensive Player of the Week (11/5/12, 11/26/12); College Football Performance Awards Honorable Mention National Defensive Back of the Week (10/20/12, 11/24/12); College Sports Madness' WAC Defensive Player of the Week (11/3/12, 11/24/12); Academic All-WAC (2011).
2012 (SR): Started all 13 games during his senior season and finished the year ranking tied for second in the nation in passes defended (1.69 pg) and tied for 17th nationally in interceptions (0.38 pg)... Also ranked 35th in the WAC with 4.9 tackles per game... Recorded interceptions in five-straight games, which was the longest-streak by a USU player since 1973... Also returned an interception 59-yards for a touchdown against Idaho, which was USU's first pick-six since 2007... Finished the year with five interceptions, which were the most in a USU player since 2003... Also finished the season with 100 interception return yards to rank tied for the seventh-most in a single-season in school history... Was the first player during the 2012 season to intercept Louisiana Tech quarterback Colby Cameron, who had an NCAA single-season record 444 pass attempts with an interception before being picked off by Davis... Three of his five interceptions occurred in the red zone... Finished the season with 17 pass breakups, three quarterback hurries, 4.5 tackles for loss and 64 total tackles (46-solo, 18-assist).
2011 (JR): Played in all 13 games, making five starts... Recorded 35 tackles to rank 10th on the team... Finished the year tied for third on the team for pass break-ups with six as well as having 3.5 tackles for a loss to rank eighth on the team... Logged season-high 10 tackles in Idaho game, while adding seven in Nevada contest... Posted season-high two pass break-ups in Wyoming game.
JUNIOR COLLEGE: Earned first-team all-Golden Gate Conference and first-team all-state honors after posting eight interceptions, returning two for touchdowns at De Anza (Calif.) College... The eight interceptions led the Northern California Football Association and he ranked tied for eighth in the NCFA in passes defended with 1.55 per game, adding eight pass break-ups... Also tallied 38 tackles... Helped the Dons to the Golden Gate Conference title and the Central Division Bowl... Originally enrolled at Western Washington, but the program was cut during his redshirt-freshman season, but did earn one WWU Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week honor.
HIGH SCHOOL: Was a second-team all-Greater Spokane League selection in only year of football at Central Valley (Wash.) High School, logging seven interceptions, while also tallying 33 tackles, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery... Also played wide receiver, making 16 catches for 135 yards and four touchdowns... Earned three letters in basketball and four in track... An honorable mention all-league honoree and team MVP as a senior in basketball and was a two-year starter... As sophomore, played on team that was Class 4A state runner-up... Placed third in triple jump at state track meet as a senior and was regional champion as junior... Had personal record triple jump of 46-0... Was Associated Student Body President at Central Valley HS... A Diversity "DREAM" award honoree in 2007-08.
PERSONAL: Son of Shon Davis and Francis Watkins... Has two brothers and one sister... Graduated from Utah State in the fall of 2012 with a bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary studies emphasizing in business management and sociology.
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