Paul Davis
Paul Davis


Cairo, Ga.

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 218




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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): Recorded a career-high 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: 7, vs. Georgia Southern, Sept. 13, 2014
TFL: 2.0 vs. Virginia Tech, Sept. 26, 2013
Sacks: 1.0 vs. Alabama A&M, Nov. 24, 2013
PB: 1 vs. Elon, Aug. 31, 2013
FR: 1-0 at Miami, Oct. 5, 2013

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