P.J. Davis
P.J. Davis


Cairo, Ga.

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 218




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* 2014 All-ACC Honorable Mention (Media)
* ACC Linebacker of the Week (Sept. 22, 2014)
* ACC Linebacker of the Week (Nov. 12, 2014)

A relentless, speedy linebacker who made an immediate impact last season as a true freshman... will battle for a starting job this fall.

2014 (sophomore): Named honorable mention All-ACC by the media ... Started in all 13 games this season and leads the defense with 108 tackles, includinga team-high 75 solo tackles ... Had 8.0 tackles for loss, 4.0 sacks, one interception which he returned for a touchdown and forced three fumbles ... Named ACC Linebacker of the Week twice (Sept. 22 and Nov. 12) ... Led the defense with 11 tackles, includingseven solo, vs. Florida State in the ACC Championship game (Dec. 6) ... Recorded seven tackles at Georgia (Nov. 29) ...Totaled a team-high 13 tackles, including a half a sack for a loss of five yards, vs. Clemson (Nov. 15) ...Led the defense with nine tackles, including a half of a tackle for loss, at NC State (Nov. 8) ...Recorded five solo tackles, including a sack for a loss of 10 yards, and forced a fumble vs. Virginia (Nov. 1) ...Tallied six tackles, including three for a loss of 10 yards and one sack, forced two fumbles and had one quarterback hurry at Pitt (Oct. 25) ...Had a career-high and team-best 14 tackles, including 11 solo and a half of a sack for a loss of one yard, at North Carolina (Oct. 18) ...Recorded eight tackles, including six solo and one tackle for a loss of one yard, vs. Duke (Oct. 11) ... Registered nine tackles, which included one sack for a loss of six yards, vs. Miami (Oct. 4) ...Named the ACC Linebacker of the Week after returning his first interception of his career for a touchdown (41 yards) and recording nine tackles at Virginia Tech (Sept. 20) ...Recorded seven tackles vs. Georgia Southern (Sept. 13) ...Tallied five solo tackles, leading the defense, at Tulane (Sept. 6) ... Recorded five solo tackles in the season opener against Wofford (Aug. 30).

2013 (true freshman): Played in all 13 games and made one start... ranked eighth on the team, first among non-starters, with 41 tackles... had 35 solo tackles, 5.0 tackles for loss, 1.0 sacks and one fumble recovery... had six tackles, four solo tackles and a tackle for loss in his first collegiate game, vs. Elon (Aug. 31)... made first career start vs. Virginia Tech (Sept. 26) and responded with four tackles, three solo tackles and a career-high 2.0 tackles for loss... recovered a fumble at Miami (Oct. 5)... registered six tackles, all of them solos, and had a tackle for loss at Clemson (Nov. 14)... recorded five solo tackles and first career sack vs. Alabama A&M (Nov. 23).

High School: Cairo HS, 2013... rushed for more than 1,000 yards and had more than 100 tackles in 2012 as a senior... played four seasons of football, including two as a team captain... also played baseball and basketball... helped lead Cairo to regional championships in 2010, 2011 and 2012... was the Region Player of the Year... named all-state and was a three-time all-region selection... holds the school record for single-season tackles (138).

Personal: Full name is Paul Davis, Jr... likes to be called "PJ"... parents are Paul, Sr., and Yolanda Davis... born Jan. 22, 1995 in Cairo... has three siblings -- Dominique, Diamond and Booker... related to NFL player Benny Sapp... chose Georgia Tech because of the academics, the proximity to his hometown and the coaching staff... majoring in business administration.

Career Highs
Tackles: 14, at North Carolina, Oct. 18, 2014
TFL: 3.0 at Pitt, Oct. 25, 2014
Sacks: 1.0, four times, last vs. Virginia, Nov. 1, 2014
PB: 1 vs. Elon, Aug. 31, 2013
FF: 2, at Pitt, Oct. 25, 2014
INT: 1, at Virginia Tech, Sept. 20, 2014
FR: 1-0 at Miami, Oct. 5, 2013

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