Mike Davis (running back)

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Mike Davis
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Davis with the San Francisco 49ers in 2015
No. 25 – Chicago Bears
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1993-02-19) February 19, 1993 (age 26)
Atlanta, Georgia
Height:5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight:217 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school:Stephenson
(Stone Mountain, Georgia)
College:South Carolina
NFL Draft:2015 / Round: 4 / Pick: 126
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 1, 2019
Rushing yards:881
Rushing average:3.7
Rushing touchdowns:5
Receptions:65
Receiving yards:425
Receiving touchdowns:1
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Mike Davis (born February 19, 1993) is an American football running back for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at South Carolina, and was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the fourth round of the 2015 NFL Draft.

Early years[edit]

Davis attended Stephenson High School in Stone Mountain, Georgia, where he played football and ran track for the Jaguars athletic teams.[1] As a senior, he rushed for 1,923 yards on 213 carries with 21 touchdowns. He was ranked as the seventh best running back recruit by Rivals.com.[2] In track & field, Davis posted an 11.84-second 100-meter dash.[3] Davis was originally committed to the University of Florida but changed his mind and attended the University of South Carolina.[4][5]

College career[edit]

Davis attended and played college football at the University of South Carolina from 2012–2014 under head coach Steve Spurrier.[6][7]

As a true freshman in 2012, Davis rushed for 275 yards on 52 carries and two touchdowns.[8] Davis took over as the starting running back in 2013, following Marcus Lattimore's departure.[9][10] He rushed for 1,183 yards with 11 touchdowns and was a second-team All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) selection.[11][12][13] As a junior in 2014, he rushed for 982 yards and nine touchdowns.[14]

On December 25, 2014, Davis announced that he would forgo his senior season and enter the 2015 NFL Draft.[15]

Career Statistics
NCAA Collegiate Career statistics
South Carolina Gamecocks
Rushing Receiving
Year Team Att Yards Avg Long TD Rec Yards Avg TD
2012 South Carolina 52 275 5.3 50 2 4 35 8.8 0
2013 South Carolina 203 1,183 5.8 75 11 34 352 10.4 0
2014 South Carolina 199 982 4.9 40 9 32 368 11.5 2
Career 454 2,440 5.4 75 22 70 755 10.8 2

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
5 ft 9 18 in
(1.76 m)
217 lb
(98 kg)
30 14 in
(0.77 m)
9 38 in
(0.24 m)
4.61 s 4.18 s 7.00 s 34.0 in
(0.86 m)
9 ft 8 in
(2.95 m)
17 reps
All values from NFL Combine[16]

San Francisco 49ers[edit]

2015[edit]

On May 2, 2015, Davis was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the fourth round of the 2015 NFL Draft with the 126th overall pick.[17] On September 20, 2015, Davis made his NFL debut against the Pittsburgh Steelers, backing up Carlos Hyde who had to leave the field injured.[18] He finished his rookie season with 58 rushing yards and 38 receiving yards.[19]

2016[edit]

On October 23, 2016, Davis had his first-career touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.[20] Overall, he finished the 2016 season with 50 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown to go along with 25 receiving yards.[21]

On May 5, 2017, Davis was released by the 49ers after failing to trade him during the 2017 NFL Draft.[22]

Seattle Seahawks[edit]

2017[edit]

On May 8, 2017, Davis was claimed off waivers by the Seattle Seahawks.[23] He was waived on September 2, and was signed to the Seahawks' practice squad the next day.[24][25] He was promoted to the active roster on November 14.[26] He finished the 2017 season with 240 rushing yards to go along with 15 receptions for 131 receiving yards.[27]

2018[edit]

On March 22, 2018, Davis re-signed with the Seahawks.[28] In Week 4, against the Arizona Cardinals, Davis recorded 21 carries for 101 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns in the 20–17 victory.[29] Overall, he finished the 2018 season with 514 rushing yards, four rushing touchdowns, 34 receptions, 214 receiving yards, and one receiving touchdown.[30] The Seahawks earned the #5-seed in the NFC.[31] Against the Dallas Cowboys in the Wild Card Round, he had 32 scrimmage yards and converted a two-point conversion in the 24–22 loss.[32]

Chicago Bears[edit]

2019[edit]

On March 13, 2019, Davis signed a two-year, $6 million contract with the Chicago Bears.[33] In Davis's first game as a Bear, he rushed five times for 19 yards and caught six passes for 17 yards as the Bears lost to the Green Bay Packers by a score of 10–3.[34]

Professional statistics[edit]

Year Team Games Rushing Receiving
GP GS Att Yds Avg Lng TD Rec Yds Avg Lng TD
2015 SF 6 0 35 58 1.7 13 0 7 38 5.4 11 0
2016 SF 8 1 19 50 2.6 8 1 3 25 8.3 10 0
2017 SEA 6 6 68 240 3.5 33 0 15 131 8.7 23 0
2018 SEA 15 2 112 514 4.6 37 4 34 214 6.3 18 1
Career 35 9 234 862 3.7 37 5 59 408 6.9 23 1

Personal life[edit]

His brother, James Davis, was also a running back and played college football at Clemson University and in the NFL from 2009 to 2011. [35]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wood, Ryan. "Gamecocks' Mike Davis motivated by rough childhood and success of older brother James Davis at Clemson". Post and Courier. Retrieved March 7, 2018.
  2. ^ "Rivals.com". sports.yahoo.com.
  3. ^ "Athlete Search". MileSplit GA.
  4. ^ RB Mike Davis de-commits from Florida after being committed to Gators for nearly a year Archived July 14, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Mike Davis commits to South Carolina Gamecocks over UGA and Tennessee Archived April 16, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "Mike Davis College Stats". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved March 7, 2018.
  7. ^ Wood, Ryan (July 23, 2014). "Steve Spurrier on Mike Davis: 'If he has a big year, he's going to go pro'". Post and Courier. Retrieved October 10, 2018.
  8. ^ "Mike Davis 2012 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved March 7, 2018.
  9. ^ Taylor, John (August 20, 2013). "Mike Davis earns Gamecocks' starting RB job". College Football Talk. Retrieved September 19, 2019.
  10. ^ "Gamecocks name Mike Davis the starter at running back". Go Upstate. Retrieved September 19, 2019.
  11. ^ Smith III, Willie T. (August 24, 2014). "Big season by Mike Davis could mean title for USC". Greenville Online. Retrieved September 19, 2019.
  12. ^ "2013 All-SEC Football Team Announced". SEC Digital Network. December 10, 2013.
  13. ^ "Mike Davis 2013 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved March 7, 2018.
  14. ^ "Mike Davis 2014 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved March 7, 2018.
  15. ^ Goodbread, Chase (December 26, 2014). "South Carolina RB Mike Davis will enter 2015 NFL Draft". NFL.com. Retrieved September 19, 2019.
  16. ^ "Mike Davis Draft Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved September 13, 2019.
  17. ^ "2015 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 7, 2018.
  18. ^ Price, Taylor (September 24, 2015). "Mike Davis Shares What He Learned in NFL Debut". San Francisco 49ers. Retrieved March 26, 2018.
  19. ^ "Mike Davis 2015 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 7, 2018.
  20. ^ "Tampa Bay Buccaneers at San Francisco 49ers – October 23rd, 2016". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 7, 2018.
  21. ^ "Mike Davis 2016 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 7, 2018.
  22. ^ "49ers Waive RB Mike Davis". 49ers.com. May 5, 2017. Retrieved May 5, 2017.
  23. ^ Boyle, John (May 8, 2017). "Seahawks Awarded Running Back Mike Davis Off Waivers". Seahawks.com.
  24. ^ Drovetto, Tony (September 2, 2017). "Seahawks Make Three More Trades, Set 53-Man Roster". Seahawks.com. Archived from the original on October 9, 2017.
  25. ^ Boyle, John (September 4, 2017). "Seahawks Sign 10 Players To Practice Squad". Seahawks.com. Archived from the original on November 8, 2017.
  26. ^ Boyle, John (November 14, 2017). "Seahawks Make Roster Moves". Seahawks.com. Archived from the original on January 17, 2018.
  27. ^ "Mike Davis 2017 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 7, 2018.
  28. ^ Drovetto, Tony (March 22, 2018). "Seahawks Sign Running Back Mike Davis". Seahawks.com.
  29. ^ Asberry, Derrek. "South Carolina Gamecocks in the NFL: Mike Davis runs wild for Seahawks". Post and Courier. Retrieved October 10, 2018.
  30. ^ "Mike Davis 2018 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved February 1, 2019.
  31. ^ "2018 Seattle Seahawks Statistics & Players". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved February 1, 2019.
  32. ^ "Wild Card – Seattle Seahawks at Dallas Cowboys – January 5th, 2019". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved February 1, 2019.
  33. ^ Mayer, Larry (March 13, 2019). "Bears add running back Mike Davis". ChicagoBears.com. Retrieved September 19, 2019.
  34. ^ "Packers D, Aaron Rodgers beat Bears 10-3 in opener". www.espn.com. Associated Press. September 5, 2019. Retrieved September 5, 2019.
  35. ^ Wood, Ryan (September 25, 2013). "Gamecocks' Mike Davis motivated by rough childhood and success of older brother James Davis at Clemson". The Post and Courier. Retrieved September 19, 2019.

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