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2016 (Senior): Started 11 games at outside linebacker ... finished second on the team with 76 tackles, despite missing the better part of three games due to injury (Oct. 8 at Pittsburgh, Oct. 15 vs. Georgia Southern, Oct. 29 vs. Duke) ... led the squad with 6.9 tackles per game ... recorded at least four tackles in each of the 11 games he played ... opened the season with 10 stops versus Boston College (Sept. 3) ... made five stops before leaving Pittsburgh game early due to injury ... returned to action with four tackles at North Carolina (Nov. 5) ... tallied 32 tackles over the final three games of the regular season -- six at Virginia Tech (Nov. 12), 14 versus Virginia (Nov. 19) and 12 at Georgia (Nov. 26) ... 14 tackles versus UVA were the most by a Yellow Jacket in 2016 ... 12 stops at UGA were tied for the second-most by a GT player in '16 ... scored the second touchdown of his career when he returned a fumble 38 yards to paydirt to open the scoring in Georgia Tech's 33-18 win over Kentucky in the TaxSlayer Bowl (Dec. 31) ... also had six tackles against UK in the final game of his collegiate career ... three-year starter finished his career ranked fourth among active ACC players with 313 career tackles.
2015 (Junior): Started all 12 games at linebacker ... Led defense with 77 tackles and finished tied for team lead with 45 solo stops ... Also tied for team lead with 6.5 tackles for loss ... Added two sacks, two QB hurries and one forced fumble ... Made two solo tackles and one TFL vs. Alcorn State (Sept. 3) ... Recorded team-high six tackles (five solo) vs. Tulane (Sept. 12) ... Tallied team-high eight tackles (six solo) with half-TFL and two QB hurries at Notre Dame (Sept. 19) ... Led team with 13 tackles (nine solo), one sack, one TFL and forced fumble at Duke (Sept. 26) ... Added five tackles, 2.0 TFL and one sack vs. North Carolina (Oct. 3) ... Recorded six tackles at Clemson (Oct. 10) ... Posted team-high nine tackles vs. Pitt (Oct. 17) ... Added five assisted tackles in last-second win vs. Florida State (Oct. 24) ... Made nine tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss at Virginia (Oct. 31).
2014 (Sophomore): Started 13 of 14 games ... Led defense with 119 total tackles, including 82 solo stops ... Ranked second in tackles for loss (8.5-37) and sacks (4.0-25) ... Named honorable mention All-ACC by media ... Named ACC Linebacker of the Week twice (Sept. 22 and Nov. 12) ... Tallied game-high 11 tackles - seven solo - in Tech's 49-34 Orange Bowl win over Mississippi State (Dec. 31) ... Led defense with 11 tackles, including seven solo, vs. Florida State in the ACC Championship Game (Dec. 6) ... Recorded seven tackles at Georgia (Nov. 29) ... Totaled team-high 13 tackles, including half-sack for loss of five yards, vs. Clemson (Nov. 15) ... Led defense with nine tackles, including half TFL, at NC State (Nov. 8) ... Recorded five solo tackles, including sack for loss of 10 yards, and a forced fumble vs. Virginia (Nov. 1) ... Tallied six tackles, including three for loss of 10 yards and one sack, forced two fumbles and had one quarterback hurry at Pitt (Oct. 25) ... Had career-high and team-best 14 tackles, including 11 solo and half-sack for loss of one yard, at North Carolina (Oct. 18) ... Recorded eight tackles, including six solo and one tackle for loss of one yard, vs. Duke (Oct. 11) ... Registered nine tackles, which included one sack for loss of six yards, vs. Miami (Oct. 4) ... Named ACC Linebacker of the Week after returning first-career interception for 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 defense, at Tulane (Sept. 6) ... Recorded five solo tackles in season opener against Wofford (Aug. 30).
2013 (True Freshman): Played in all 13 games and made one start ... Ranked eighth on 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 tackle for loss in collegiate debut vs. Elon (Aug. 31) ... Made first career start vs. Virginia Tech (Sept. 26) and responded with four tackles, three solo tackles and career-high 2.0 tackles for loss ... Recovered fumble at Miami (Oct. 5) ... Registered six tackles, all of them solos, and had tackle for loss at Clemson (Nov. 14) ... Recorded five solo tackles and first career sack vs. Alabama A&M (Nov. 23).
High School: Rushed for more than 1,000 yards and had more than 100 tackles in 2012 as senior ... Played four seasons of football, including two as team captain ... Also played baseball and basketball ... Helped lead Cairo to regional championships in 2010, 2011 and 2012 ... Was Region Player of the Year ... Named all-state and was three-time all-region selection ... Holds 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, Ga. ... Has three siblings -- Dominique, Diamond, and Booker ... Related to NFL player Benny Sapp ... Chose Georgia Tech because of academics, proximity to hometown, and coaching staff ... Graduated in December 2016 with a bachelor's degree in business administration.
Tackles: 14, twice - last vs. Virginia, Nov. 19, 2016
Solo Tackles: 11 at North Carolina, Oct. 18, 2014
Tackes For Loss: 3.0 at Pittsburgh, Oct. 25, 2014
Sacks: 1.0, six times – last vs. North Carolina, Oct. 3, 2015
Pass Breakups: 1, twice - last vs. Virginia, Nov. 19, 2016
Forced Fumbles: 2 at Pittsburgh, Oct. 25, 2014
Fumble Recoveries: 1, twice - last vs. Kentucky, Dec. 31, 2016 (TD)
Interceptions: 1, at Virginia Tech, Sept. 20, 2014
Quarterback Hurries: 2 at Notre Dame, Sept. 19, 2015