AT TECH: AT TECH: Starting cornerback who is one of the Jackets' fastest players . . . Returned to the lineup in 2005 following season-ending shoulder surgery after the third game of last season . . . Granted a medical hardship so he could return for a fifth season . . . Has had surgery on both shoulders in the past 18 months . . . Earned all-Atlantic Coast Conference honors as a member of the Tech track team . . . Has five career interceptions, along with nine pass breakups and 72 tackles.
2005: Started every game at cornerback for a Tech defense that ranks in the Top 25 nationally in total defense (22nd), rushing defense (13th), pass efficiency defense (23rd), scoring defense (23rd), interceptions (6th), turnover margin (T16th) and takeaways (T-16th) . . . Had three interceptions on the season and two of them were potential game-savers . . . Made 31 tackles, with 2.5 tackles for loss including one half sack, and five pass breakups . . .
His interception in the win at third-ranked Miami was one of the biggest plays of Tech's season . . . With the Jackets holding a 14-10 lead and less than two minutes to play, Miami had a first down at the Tech 27 when Davis intercepted Kyle Wright's pass, intended for Greg Olsen, at the Tech three-yard line to preserve the win . . . Had two other pass breakups in the game . . .
Also had a pivotal interception in Tech's win over North Carolina . . . With the Jackets holding a six-point lead but UNC at the Tech 46-yard line with two minutes left, Davis grabbed the interception at the two-yard line and returned it 33 yards to preserve the Tech win . . . Capped his career with an interception against Utah in the Emerald Bowl.
2003: Nickel back who had two interceptions and four pass breakups . . . Totalled 23 tackles with two tackles for loss . . . Helped seal Tech's victory over 17th-ranked Auburn with a fourth-quarter interception at the Tech 11-yard line, which he returned 52 yards . . . Grabbed an interception against Clemson and broke up another pass . . . Had a career-best six tackles, including one tackle for an eight-yard loss, in Tech's win over NC State, in which he started as a fifth defensive back . . . Broke up a pass and caused a fumble against Maryland.
2002: Credited with nine tackles in 2002, primarily on special teams . . . Made three tackles against Vanderbilt . . . Saw limited action as a reserve and on special teams as a true freshman in 2001, when he played in four games and made three tackles . . . Had two tackles against the Citadel and one versus Navy.
TRACK: Placed second in the 200 meters (21.84) at the 2003 ACC Indoor Track & Field Championships to earn all-conference honors . . . Finished fifth in the 60 meters (6.85) . . . Also placed fifth in the 60-meter dash at the 2002 Indoor Championships . . . In the 2002 outdoor season, he posted top times of 10.73 in the 100 meters and 21.91 in the 200 meters . . . Did not compete in the 2003 outdoor season or the 2004 indoor season.
HIGH SCHOOL: All-state cornerback who was named South Jersey Defensive Player of the Year by the Newark Star Ledger and Philadelphia Inquirer . . . Two-time all-South Jersey and three-time all-conference selection . . . Rated the No. 14 cornerback in the nation by Rivals.com and one of the nation's Top 25 receivers by Tom Lemming . . . One of SuperPreps' Top 285 prospects in the nation . . . Named All-Eastern Region Super 30 by Prep Star . . . Led South Jersey and was fifth in the state in scoring with 24 touchdowns (17 rushing and seven receiving) . . . Totalled 1,400 all-purpose yards as a running back, receiver and kick returner . . . Had six interceptions and six pass breakups . . . Coached by Derryk Sellers at Edgewood Regional High . . . 1999 state champion in the 100 meters . . . Anchored the top U.S. 4x100-meter relay team at the 2000 Penn Relays . . . Two-time South Jersey Sprinter of the Year.
PERSONAL: Full name is Dennis Lamont Davis, Jr. . . . Son of Dennis, Sr., and Carolyn Davis . . . Born November 24, 1982 . . . Majoring in Management . . . Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll for 2001-02 . . . Graduated December 17, 2005.
GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS 2005 P-A-T TFL Sks FC FR Int PB Auburn* 2-2-4 0 0 0 0 0 2 UNC* 2-0-2 0 0 0 0 1-33 0 UConn* 2-0-2 1-2 0 0 0 0 0 Va Tech* 1-3-4 0 0 0 0 0 0 NC State* 2-2-4 1-2 0 0 0 0 0 Duke* 2-0-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 Clemson* 1-0-1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Forest* 2-0-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 Virginia* 3-2-5 0.5--3 0.5-3 0 0 0 0 Miami* 1-1-2 0 0 0 0 1-0 2 Georgia* 2-1-3 0 0 0 0 0 1 Utah* 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0