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Davis Added To Another Preseason Watch List

July 9, 2014

LAS VEGAS ( - UNLV senior wide receiver Devante Davis was one of 42 players named to the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) Wide Receiver Trophy Watch List on Wednesday.

The CFPA winners for each position are selected not by a voting process but instead are exclusively based upon objective and scientific rankings of the extent to which individual players increase the overall effectiveness of their teams.

Davis (6-3, 200) was a unanimous choice for Preseason First Team All-Mountain West by Lindy's, Athlon and Phil Steele's preview publications. He is the nation's top returning touchdown catcher after grabbing 14 in 2013, which shattered UNLV's single-season record. Lindy's also named him the league's "Top Deep Threat" after a junior season that saw him finish with 87 receptions for 1,290 yards.

A native of the Houston area, Davis' 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. Earlier this week he was one of 77 players named to the watch list for the prestigious Maxwell Award, which is given to the national player of the year.

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