Split time between Army's football and baseball programs during first two years at Academy ... concentrated solely on football this spring ... aggressive component of Black Knights' defensive secondary ... missed extensive action in 2004 due to injury ... sat out much of spring as well ... injects speed and strong run support to secondary ... flies to ball ... physical "back-liner" ... craves contact ... provides Army with valuable depth and flexibility ... capable of playing both free safety and strong safety positions ... added valued physical strength during offseason ... experienced veteran who serves as coach on field ... puts forth great effort every time he steps on field ... possesses solid understanding of Black Knights' defensive system ... expected to shoulder playing time at both safety spots this fall ... excellent student as well ... two-year letterman.
2004: Drew five game appearances ... came off bench during Army's first two games ... sidelined during next six contests due to injury ... returned to field for first time at Tulane ... saw limited backup duty against UAB and Navy as well ... registered 12 tackles ... credited with five primary hits ... registered three stops in opener versus Louisville ... contributed four hits at Houston ... pocketed three tackles upon return opposite Green Wave ... closed campaign with pair of hits versus Navy.
2003: Started first four games in place of injured starter Dhyan Tarver ... relegated to reserve role upon Tarver's return versus TCU ... maintained significant backup role rest of season ... listed sixth on club with 69 tackles ... credited with 33 primary hits, three pass breakups and two forced fumbles ... tied for team lead in latter category ... established career high with 10 tackles against Tulane ... recorded pass breakup in that showing ... notched nine tackles and one forced fumble in service academy clash against Air Force ... registered seven stops against Connecticut, Rutgers and UAB ... added pass breakup in starting debut against Connecticut ... notched six tackles and one forced fumble versus USF ... credited with five tackles against TCU ... added four stops opposite Louisville, Cincinnati and Hawai'i ... notched three hits against East Carolina and Navy ... added pass breakup versus Mids.
2002: Saw action in two contests ... drew special forces duties against Southern Miss and UAB ... registered one tackle in both outings.
High School: First team all-county performer at Myers Park High in Charlotte, N.C. ... played for head coach Tommy Strahan ... county defensive player of the year and co-most valuable player as a senior ... two-time all-conference choice ... named Coca-Cola "Scholar-Athlete" on two occasions ... registered 121 tackles, three interceptions, three forced fumbles and eight pass deflections as a senior ... named "Defensive Player of the Year" by Charlotte Touchdown Club ... garnered three varsity letters ... two-year starter ... earned four additional varsity letters in baseball ... split time between pitcher and outfield ... all-region honoree on diamond ... team captain in both sports each of last two years ... served as co-captain in football along with University of Tennessee standout Omar Gaither ... Western Regional Honors Orchestra member.
Personal: Born Dec. 12, 1983 ... given name is Robert Bruce Davis ... parents' names are Bruce and Delbra Davis ... father served tour for U.S. Army in Vietnam ... active member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes ... enjoys playing string bass guitar in spare time ... sings in Protestant Cadet Choir ... lists Beethoven as favorite composer ... nicknamed "Chicken Hawk" by football teammates ... majoring in Systems Engineering.
R. DAVIS' DEFENSIVE STATISTICS
Year G-GS TT PT AT TFL QBS FR PD Int.
2002 2-0 2 1 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
2003 13-4 69 33 36 0-0 0-0 0 3 0
2004 5-0 12 5 7 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
Totals 20-4 83 39 44 0-0 0-0 0 3 0
Tackles: 10 vs. Tulane, 9-20-03
Pass Breakups: 1, Three times