Duke Football BIO
27 Chris Davis
2007: Scheduled to start in the Blue Devil defensive secondary for the third consecutive season ... did not participate in contact drills during spring practice while recovering from shoulder surgery ... has been on the field for over 1,800 snaps in 32 career games while recording 124 tackles and three interceptions ... Duke’s active leader in interceptions and pass breakups (7) ... experienced kickoff and punt returner ... made the switch from strong safety to free safety prior to the 2006 campaign ... pairs with Ronnie Drummer to give Duke two current players who have returned a kickoff for a touchdown ... owns the 11th-longest kickoff return in school history with a 94-yard effort against Maryland in 2004.
2006: Started the first 11 games of the year before missing the season finale against North Carolina ... played 747 total snaps ... ranked fifth on the team with 64 tackles ... finished third on the squad in PBUs with four ... posted a career-best nine stops against both Richmond and Alabama ... had seven tackles versus Virginia Tech, Florida State, Navy and Boston College ... returned five punts for 13 yards.
2005: Started all 11 contests ... on the field for a team-high 785 plays to earn the program’s Iron Devil Award ... ranked eighth on the team with 46 total tackles ... chipped in four tackles for loss, 1.5 quarterback sacks, two interceptions and three pass breakups ... with a punt return average of 7.6 yards, finished sixth in the ACC and 63rd in the country ... ranked eighth in the ACC and 76th nationally in kickoff return average at 21.2 ... ranked second on the club with 593 all-purpose yards ... carded a career-high eight tackles against Georgia Tech ... in the season finale at North Carolina, contributed six tackles, two tackles for loss and one sack ... both interceptions came along with a five-tackle performance at Miami.
2004: Played in all 11 games ... finished third in the ACC and 14th nationally in kickoff return average (25.8) ... earned Freshman All-America honors from both Rivals.com (2nd Team) and The Sporting News (3rd Team) as a return specialist ... also a Freshman All-ACC pick by The Sporting News ... returned one kickoff 94 yards for a touchdown against Maryland, matching the 11th-longest kickoff return in Duke history ... kickoff return average ranked as the highest by a Blue Devil rookie since George Clark’s mark of 29.6 in 1944 ... his 218 all-purpose yards versus Maryland ranked as the fifth-highest single-game total in the ACC for the 2005 season ... finished second on the team with 551 all-purpose yards ... returned nine punts for 26 yards ... carded 14 tackles for the year including a season-best seven against Maryland ... first career interception came versus Clemson.
Prior to Duke: Tabbed as the 70th-top safety prospect in the nation by TheInsiders.com ... played for coach Alan Chadwick at Marist, leading the team to the 2003 Georgia AAAA state championship ... earned first team all-state honors from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution following senior season ... served as team captain and also received first team all-county and first team all-region accolades ... against Tucker High School on September 12, 2003, rushed for a touchdown, caught a touchdown pass and threw for a score during a 31-19 Marist victory ... four-year letterman ... guided Marist to a four-year record of 47-6 with four state playoff berths ... first team all-region choice as a junior ... also played baseball, helping Marist to state titles in 2002 and 2003 ... earned Eagle Scout recognition ... prep teammate of Duke teammate Matt Rumsey.
Personal: Son of Chris and Terri Davis ... born January 24, 1986.