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Connell Davis
Connell Davis

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Portland, Texas

High School:
Gregory-Portland

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 205

Position:
Linebacker

Experience:
2L


2008 SPRING OUTLOOK
A talented linebacker prospect who should continue to develop at the position in his second year there after beginning his Tiger career at tailback ... Looks to build on his solid contributions as a reserve and a special teams star in 2007, and he enters spring drills listed No. 2 on the depth chart at the weakside linebacker spot, behind incumbent starter Sean Weatherspoon ... Possesses a great combination of size and strength but who also has the speed to be an impact player ... Could factor into MU's kickoff return plans as well, after spending part of last season on the return unit as a deep back.

2007 SEASON
Made two tackles in the season opener against Illinois ... Had at least one stop in seven of the eight games between Sept. 15-Nov. 10 ... Recorded two tackles against Colorado ... Had a season-best three tackles against Kansas ... Recovered two fumbles on the season, with his first career recovery coming in the season opener against the Illini.

2006 SEASON
Played in 11 games and carried the ball six times for 18 yards, including a long of 14 in the opener against Murray State ... All six of his carries came in MU's first three games of the year ... Carried twice against Murray State for 15 net yards ... Was also part of MU's kick return unit, and he returned one kickoff for 24 yards, and on kickoff coverage, registered two tackles on the year ... Was the leading rusher in the Black & Gold Game, with 44 yards on 11 carries ... Also scored the game's only rushing TD of the day on a seven-yard scamper in the fourth quarter ... Was at full strength in time for the spring practice period, after he had offseason surgery to repair injuries in both his left knee and right shoulder.

2005 SEASON
Redshirt season ... Was very impressive throughout the year running with the scout team offense.

HIGH SCHOOL
Rated as the No. 38 tailback prospect in the country, and the No. 78 prospect at any position out of the state of Texas by Rivals.com ... Ran for over 4,000 yards in his high school career, while playing for Gregory-Portland High School ... Helped lead his team to an undefeated regular season in 2004, and a state quarterfinal showing in Class 4A ... Rushed for 2,029 yards and scored 28 TDs, in being named a First-Team all-state running back by the Texas Sports Writers Association and also earned team offensive MVP honors ... Was a two-year team captain ... Was a Second-team all-district running back as a junior, when he rushed for 1,156 yards and scored 17 TDs in helping lead his school to the second of three-straight district titles ... Earned All-Metro newcomer of the year honors as a sophomore after rushing for 1,246 yards and 16 TDs in helping lead his team to the state semifinals ... Has also been a standout on the track, as he held the second-fastest times in South Texas in the 100 and 200 meters with times of 10.76 and 21.59, respectively ... Also won the Texas Relays long jump competition with a leap of 22-09.25 ... High school coach - George Harris.

PERSONAL
Son of John & Shannon Boesen ... Was born in Philadelphia, Pa. and grew up a Penn State fan, as his mother attended PSU ... Chose MU over Colorado, TCU, Baylor, Penn State and UTEP, among others ... Lists hobbies as fishing, hunting and surfing ... Academic interest lies in studying occupational therapy.

DAVIS CAREER STATISTICS
TACKLES RUSHING RETURNS
G-GS Solo-Asst. Tot. FR Rush-Yds. Avg. TDs Long KOR-Yds. Avg.
2006 11-0 - - - 6-18 3.0 0 14 1-24 24.0
2007 12-0 6-7 13 2 - - - - - -
Totals 11-0 6-7 13 2 6-18 3.0 0 14 1-24 24.0
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