Corey Davis joined the prestigious National Football League (NFL) in 2017 when he was selected by the Tennesse Titans in the 2017 NFL Draft. Davis has spent his time with the team duly justifying his position as wide receiver. The NFL player who started from his high school years to draw attention to himself is known for his strength and tenacity which speak volumes. There is so much to know about Davis apart from his professional career. Here is everything you need to know about the talented NFL player.
Corey Davis’ Bio, Age
He was born on January 11, 1995, in Chicago, Illinois. Davis answered the football call from a very young age even before his high school days. But his forte for the sports started to reflect when he attended Wheaton Warrenville South High School in Wheaton, Illinois. He was so good in the game that he was invited to varsity to play whilst he was still as a sophomore in high school.
While with the Wheaton Rams, he moved out of his family house and went to live with his new found friend, Ryan Graham of Northern Illinois University. Ryan and his family welcomed Davis and made him a part of their family. It seemed football became a huge distraction to Davis as his grades were discouragingly low to the extent that he could not receive an NCAA scholarship. After extensive efforts, he finally got one Division I scholarship from Western Michigan University.
In his freshman year, Davis recorded 67 receptions for 941 yards earning the Mid-American Conference Freshman of the Year title. In his sophomore year, he recorded 78 receptions for 1,408 yards and in his junior year, he recorded 12 touchdowns and 90 receptions for 1,436 yards. Davis earned other titles like conference Offensive Player of the Year, First team All-MAC and others, in his college career.
After college, then came the time for Davis to go to the next level. Corey proceeded to the NFL Scouting Combine to showcase his skills ahead of the 2017 draft. An ankle injury had prevented him from taking part in athletic drills at the Combine. Davis stands out for his domineering attitude on the field and is always at his best in the red zone. He is also a good tracker and aligns well with cornerbacks.
Davis may not have made significant records in the physical drills at the Combine but in the intellectual Wonderlic test, he scored 31 points. Analysts who saw great potentials projected him as top wide receiver prospect and okayed his NFL declaration.
Career Stats, Injury
Corey Davis finally went pro in 2017 after being selected by the Tennesse Titans in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft. He subsequently signed a four-year $25.39 million contract with the team and saw a whopping $16.60 million added to his income as signing bonus.
He debuted his 2017 season with six receptions for 69 yards at the team’s opening game against the Oakland Raiders. The wide receiver’s rookie season was marred by a Hamstring injury which got the best of him throughout that period. Davis ended up recording 34 receptions for 375 yards at the end of his rookie season. But he did well to score his first pro touchdowns at the 2017 AFC Divisional Round against New England Patriots.
Corey Davis has his total contract value recorded as $25,394,750 and has his salary cap charge for the year 2018 estimated at over $5 million. The wide receiver surely makes a lot from his running contract with his team. These estimations could become a trifling figure to the NFL player as he is still many steps away from the climax of his career.
Other Facts You Should Know
- Corey Davis is not alone in the world of American football. He is a younger brother to NFL player, Titus Davis who also played as a wide receiver for San Diego Chargers. The Davis’ were notable in the sports during their time at Wheaton Warrenville South High School.
- Many have wondered why the NFL player moved out of his family house. Corey Davis was not born with a silver spoon but into hardship. The Titans wide receiver who was the second of seven children grew up with his six siblings in a very small 4-bedroom house. Things were really difficult for him and his siblings and they all looked for ways to survive.
- Davis was not just welcomed by the Graham family, they later became his guardians and did their best to see him excel academically. The Graham parents at a point hired the services of a private tutor when Corey was derailing academically. He eventually managed to make his GPA fit for a scholarship and committed to Western Michigan University.