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81 Devante Davis

  • Wide receiver
  • Grade: Freshman
  • Height: 6′3″
  • Weight: 195 lbs

2011 Season Statistics by Game

Game Receiving
Date Opp. W/L Score No. Yds Yds/Rec TDs
9/10 at WSU L 7-59 1 9 9
9/24 SUT L 16-41 2 25 12.5
11/12 at NM L 14-21 1 8 8
Totals    4 42 10.5
After turning in one of the most dominant offensive campaigns in Rebel history, the tall Texan is back for his senior season this fall as a potential All-America, Biletnikoff Award and Mountain West Player of the Year candidate ... One of 77 college football players named to the 2014 official watch list for the Maxwell Award, which is presented annually to the nation's best player ... The NFL prospect out of the Lone Star State is a unanimous Preseason First Team All-Mountain West selection by Lindy's, Athlon and Phil Steele's ... Lindy's also named him "Best Deep Threat" in the Mountain West in 2014 ... Phil Steele's listed him as the No. 28 WR in the nation ... Turned in a record-breaking junior season that helped the Rebels make their first bowl game in 13 years ... His 2,144 combined yards in 2012-13 made him the first player in school history to go over 2,000 yards through the air in a two-season span ... Has caught at least one pass in 26 consecutive games ... Shattered the school record for receptions in a bowl game with 10 vs. North Texas in the historic Cotton Bowl Stadium during the Heart of Dallas Bowl on New Year's Day ... Needs nine more TDs this season to pass the school's career leader, Phillip Payne, who scored 26 times through the air from 2008-11 ... Enters the season ranked 10th in career yards and catches ... Tied for fourth in UNLV history with seven 100-yard receiving games ... The only Rebel in history to catch three touchdowns in one game three times in a career -- doing all three just last year ... Needs 814 yards to become just the second Rebel to ever reach the 3,000 receiving yards mark (Ryan Wolfe 2006-09) ... Needs 48 more grabs to become the third UNLV player in history to reach the 200-catch mark (Wolfe and Casey Flair 2005-08) ... The former state champion in the triple jump chose the Rebels over offers that included a track scholarship from Texas A&M ... Also a candidate for the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, which is given to a player from or playing in the state of Texas ... One of 13 UNLV football players named to the 2011 Academic All-Mountain West team.
2013 : Named Second Team All-MW and team Co-MVP for offense after catching 87 passes (3rd in UNLV history) for 1,290 yards (2nd) while shattering the program record for receiving touchdowns in a season with 14 (previous record was 11 by Sam "Disco Kid" Greene set in 1980 ... Ranked seventh in the nation with 14 TD catches, and 23rd with 6.69 receptions per game ... His four scoring catches against San Diego State in Game 12 tied the school's single-season record (Henry Bailey in 1994 and Nate Hawkins in 1971) ... Named MW Offensive Player of the Week on Sept. 30 after posting a career-high 10 receptions for 164 yards and three touchdowns to help UNLV rally past New Mexico 56-42 ... Davis was remarkably the first Rebel receiver to earn the conference's weekly honor since Nate Turner in 2000 ... Caught more than six passes in nine of 13 games ... Hit the 100-yard mark five times ... Finished with 140 and three TDs on seven grabs vs. Central Michigan in Game Three ... Hauled in eight for 141 vs. Hawai'i in Game Six ... Posted eight for 121 yards and two scores in win at UNR in Game Eight ... Brought down eight for a season-high 171 yards and four scores vs. the Aztecs ... Named Preseason Third Team All-Mountain West by Athlon and Phil Steele's.

2012: Posted a breakout season that saw him lead the team with 61 receptions for 854 yards while starting all 13 games ... The 61 catches tied for the 12th-most in Rebel history ... Ranked second in the Mountain West and 77th in the nation with an average of 65.7 yards per game ... Caught at least one pass in every game and grabbed at least five in eight of them ... In a memorable performance at LA Tech in Game Six, Davis set a season high for receptions and career-high for yards with seven catches for 180 yards in the first half alone and finished with eight for 186, which was the ninth-most in a game by a Rebel and the most since 1996 ... Scored a touchdown in four games (Minn., at LTU, at SDSU and vs. UNM).

2011: Earned his first letter as a Rebel by playing in 11 games, including starting three ... Made his first career start at Wyoming in Game Seven ... Caught four passes for 42 yards as a rookie ... A three-star recruit according to Rivals and Scout ... Ranked the No. 183 WR prospect in the nation by Scout.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2011 graduate of North Shore HS ... Lettered three times as a tight end under coach David Aymond ... Averaged more than 20 yards per catch in helping the Mustangs go 11-2 and earn a district title as a senior ... Named all-district and all-state in the triple jump and also played basketball at NSHS.

PERSONAL: Devante Davis was born Oct. 13, 1992, in Houston ... The son of Tamara and Andre Davis ... Has three brothers and two sisters ... Majoring in public administration ... A high school teammate of the Rebel Rushing King Tim Cornett (2010-13).
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