Jay Davis - 8
Jay Davis

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lilburn, Ga.

High School:
Parkview

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 194

Position:
Safety

Experience:
3L


Entering his fourth year at UAB ... makes the transition to the defensive side of the ball and the position switch to safety ... was moved prior to start of 2013 spring drills ... was redshirted as a true freshman in 2010 but has been in regular rotation at wide receiver position last two seasons ... expected to play key role in secondary this fall and at safety.

2012: Saw action in 11-of-12 games for the Blazers last season and started five of those (South Carolina, Southeastern Louisiana, East Carolina, Tulane and Southern Miss) ... ranked tied for fifth on the team in receptions with 23 for 277 yards (12.0 avg.) and a pair of touchdowns ... caught touchdown passes against Southeastern Louisiana and Houston ... caught a season-long 62-yard pass against Houston, but his touchdown catch against the Cougars came on a 16-yard toss from QB Austin Brown ... had three catches for a season-best 84 yards vs. Houston ... failed to catch at least one pass in only one of the games he played in last season (Tulsa) ... closed out the season with a solid performance at UCF as he was on receiving end of four passes for 66 yards.

2011: Played in 11-of-12 games last season and started a pair of contests (Memphis and Southern Miss -- both UAB victories) ... caught 18 passes for 174 yards and a touchdown in his first season of collegiate action ... his TD reception came in the Blazers' come-from-behind win at Memphis ... recorded season-highs for catches (7) and receiving yards (61) in the victory over the Tigers ... had eight receptions for 78 yards and one score in his two starts ... registered four catches for 44 yards vs. Marshall ... had two receptions for 34 yards with a season-long 22-yard grab in contest vs. Mississippi State ... rushed three times for four yards during season.

2010: Did not see any action and was redshirted.

High School: Was a late addition for the Blazers, inking with UAB after signing day, 2010 ... attended perennial Georgia state football power Parkview High School in metro-Atlanta ... coached by Cecil Flowe ... saw action on both sides of the ball during his career ... as a senior, he ranked fourth in Gwinnett County in receptions with 56 and set school record for catches and receiving yards (659) ... broke school's single-season receptions record previously held by Jeff Francoeur ... also recorded six touchdowns as a senior ... as a linebacker his junior year, Davis registered 58 tackles with pair of sacks and one interception ... also participated on the track and field team at Parkview.

Personal: Born Dec. 20, 1991 at Atlanta, Ga. ... son of Dionne Johnson and Jeff Davis ... major is mass communications.

 
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