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Phillip Davis
Phillip Davis

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Snellville, Ga.

High School:
Peachtree Ridge

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 173

Position:
Cornerback

Birthdate:
09/13/1988

Experience:
3L

Majors:
Consumer Behavior & Marketing


Career Note: Three-year letterman has 94 tackles (70 solo, 24 assists), eight pass break-ups, two interceptions, 3.5 tackles for loss and a sack on defense while returning five punts for 24 yards during his career...expected to start at left cornerback for the second consecutive season in 2010.

2009: Started all 12 games at left cornerback as a junior...led the team in interceptions (2), interception return yards (40) and pass break-ups (5) while ranking sixth in tackles with a career-best 41 (26 solo, 15 assists)...tallied a season-best six tackles (4 solo, 2 assists) in the season-opener vs Tulsa (9/4) and again the following week (3 solo, 3 assists) vs BYU (9/12)...also tallied five tackles (1 solo, 4 assists) at Southern Miss (10/24)...posted first career interception against Marshall (10/10) and returned another pick for 40 yards at UCF (11/21)...recorded pass break-ups against McNeese State (9/26), vs Houston (10/17), at LSU (10/31), vs UTEP (11/7) and at UCF.

2008: Saw action in 11 games as a sophomore, including starts at Alabama (9/6) and vs SMU (9/25)...finished eighth on the team in tackles for loss (3), tied for eighth in sacks (1) and pass break-ups (1), and 16th in tackles with 21 (16 solo, 5 assists)...recorded a season-high six stops (5 solo, 1 assist), including a sack and two tackles for loss vs East Carolina (9/12)...also had a five-tackle outing (4 solo, 1 assist) vs. UAB (11/15)...batted down a pass and tallied three tackles (1 solo, 2 assists) at Alabama (9/6)...missed game vs Army (10/4) with an injury.

2007: Played in 11 games as a true freshman, including starts at SMU (10/20), vs Memphis (10/27), vs Tulsa (11/3) and at Rice (11/17)...finished second on the team in punt returns (5) and punt return yards (24) while ranking tied for fifth in pass break-ups (2) and ninth in tackles with 32 (28 solo, 4 assists)...tallied a career-high seven tackles (all solo) at SMU and again at Rice... also had four-tackle performances vs Houston (9/15) and vs Tulsa...tallied single pass break-ups at UAB (10/13) and vs Tulsa...off the field, was a member of the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and Tulane's 3.0 Club.

High School: Three-year letterman at Peachtree Ridge High where he saw action as a defensive back, wide receiver and punt returner for coach Blair Armstrong...earned first-team all-state and all-county and second-team all-region honors as a senior, when he helped lead PRHS to the state title...tallied 39 tackles and a state-best seven interceptions on defense, posted 87 yards on nine grabs on offense, and scored twice while averaging 10.0 yards per punt return on special teams in 2006...named team captain of prep team and the prestigious North vs. South All-Star Team...also selected to play in the East-West All-American Bowl in Orlando, Fla...as a junior, posted 38 tackles and four picks.

Personal: Born Phillip M. Davis on September 13, 1988...one of three children of Adrian and Donna Davis...brother, Brandon, is a junior running back at UCF...majoring in consumer behavior and marketing.

Davis' Career Defensive Statistics

Year GP-GS UT-AT-TT TFL-Yds SACK-Yds FF FR-Yds PBU INT-Yds Blk
2007 11-4 28-4-32 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 2 0-0 0
2008 11-2 16-5-21 3.0-6 1.0-2 0 0-0 1 0-0 0
2009 12-12 26-15-41 0.5-1 0.0-0 0 0-0 5 2-40 0
Career 34-18 70-24-94 3.5-7 1.0-2 0 0-0 8 2-40 0

Davis' Career Return Statistics

Year GP-GS PR Yds Avg. TD Long KOR Yds Avg. TD Long
2007 11-4 5 24 4.8 0 13 0 0 0.0 0 0
2008 11-2 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
2009 12-12 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Career 34-18 5 24 4.8 0 13 0 0 0.0 0 0