Davis Grabs Senior Bowl Invite|
Nov. 26, 2014
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - UNLV star wide receiver Devante Davis (Galena Park, Texas/North Shore HS) has been invited to play in the annual Reese's Senior Bowl scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, in Mobile, Alabama's Ladd-Peebles Stadium.
The game will kick off at 1 p.m. PT and be nationally televised by the NFL Network.
Davis is just the fifth Rebel in history to be asked to compete in the prestigious postseason all-star game and the first in seven years. Former NCAA rushing champion Ickey Woods was the first UNLV player at the Senior Bowl after the 1987 season. All-American cornerback Kevin Thomas played in it following his 2001 senior campaign, two-time All-American Jamaal Brimmer went to Mobile after the 2004 season and linebacker Beau Bell was the most recent invitee after the 2007 season but did not play because of an injury.
Davis, who missed half of his senior season with an injury, has four 100-yard efforts in the seven games in which he has appeared. Despite the missed time, he ranks second on the team with 33 receptions for 596 yards to go with three touchdowns. His 85.1 yards-per-game would rank second in the Mountain West Conference with enough games played to qualify. His 18.1 yards-per-reception this fall is a career-high and would also rank second in the league. Last week at Hawai'i Davis posted the longest catch - 81 yards - by a Rebel since 1997.
A preseason member of the official watch lists for the Biletnikoff and Maxwell awards, Davis last year turned in one of the most dominant offensive campaigns in Rebel history. His 87 receptions were the third most in a season at UNLV while his 1,290 yards ranked second. He shattered the school record for touchdown catches in a season with 14.
Going into Saturday's season-finale vs. Nevada, Reno, Davis ranks second at UNLV with 2,782 yard receiving and needs just two catches to move into third place at the school (currently has 185). His 11 100-yard receiving games are just one behind record-holder Ryan Wolfe's 12 set in 2006-09.