Former Duke captain Austin Davis joined the Blue Devil coaching staff in May of 2019 and serves as a graduate assistant coach working primarily with the offensive line.
A two-year starter at center for the Blue Devils, Davis earned a third team All-ACC citation in 2017 and was a member of the ESPN ACC All-Bowl Team following Duke's victory over Northern Illinois in the Quick Lane Bowl. The Mansfield, Texas, product played in 38 games including 25 consecutive starts to close his career. He was on the field for 1,987 career snaps and served as a team captain as a senior.
During his four years with the Blue Devils, Davis helped Duke to 28 wins, three bowl game appearances (2014 Hyundai Sun, 2015 New Era Pinstripe Bowl and 2017 Quick Lane Bowl) and two bowl victories. He was the program's Dan “Tiger” Hill Award recipient as the most outstanding offensive lineman his final two seasons.
Davis capped his career with a 36-14 victory over Northern Illinois in the Quick Lane Bowl, providing protection and opening lanes for MVP Daniel Jones to complete 27-of-40 (.675) passes for 252 yards and two touchdowns and rush for a game-high 86 yards and one score. During the contest, the Blue Devils set or matched Quick Lane Bowl team records for total touchdowns (5), total first downs (27), rushing attempts (52), rushing TDs (3), total plays (92) and time of possession (38:21).
Davis, who was an Academic All-ACC pick in 2016 and 2017, graduated from Duke in December, 2016, with a degree in political science.