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#12 Derrick Davis Jr. Season 2024

Pittsburgh, Pa.
High School
Gateway HS

Played 2 years with the Tigers before entering the transfer portal in December of 2022 … Played in the Citrus Bowl win over Purdue before transferring … Saw action on both sides of the ball in 2022, opening the year in the secondary before shifting to running back late in the year when injuries depleted LSU’s backfield … Saw action in 2 games at running back, rushing for 57 yards and a TD on 11 carries … Finished LSU career appearing in 17 games with no starts.

Stepped in as an emergency running back late in the season when the Tigers were depleted at that position … Saw action in 2 games at running back – UAB and Purdue in the Citrus Bowl … Rushed for 57 yards and a TD on 11 carries … Played in a total of 5 games, seeing action on defense and special teams against Southern, Mississippi State and New Mexico … Capped season with 4 tackles – 2 vs. Southern and 2 vs. New Mexico … In Citrus Bowl win over Purdue rushed 6 times for 29 yards and a TD … Scored on a 12-yard run in the fourth quarter vs. Purdue … Carried 5 times for 28 yards in win over UAB in November.

Saw action in 12 games … Made college debut at UCLA … Saw bulk of action on special teams … Finished rookie season with 2 tackles … Had one tackle in games against McNeese and Arkansas.

Rated the top safety in the nation by 247 Sports and the No. 51 overall prospect nationally for the Class of 2021 … Listed as the No. 2 overall prospect in the state of Pennsylvania by ESPN … Given four-stars by all of the major recruiting services … As a junior, was named the TribLive High School Sports Network’s Football Player of the Year for Pennsylvania after rushing for 1,507 yards to go with 36 receptions for 547 yards and scored a total of 28 touchdowns … On defense, added 46 tackles, two interceptions and a forced fumble for a defense that held nine opponents to a touchdown or less … Led his team to the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL) state title as a junior and then to an appearance in the semifinals as a senior Pennsylvania by ESPN… Earned a spot in the 2021 Under Armour All-America Game … Named to the first team MaxPreps 2020 Pennsylvania All-State team… As a freshman in the Pennsylvania State Championship game, Davis racked up over 100 combined rushing and receiving yards plus a touchdown on offense and had a key sack and interception on the game’s final drive to shore up the victory… A two-sport athlete who also competes in track and field, running in both the 100 and 200 meters.

Derrick Davis’ Career Highs
Tackles: 2, 2x (Last: vs. New Mexico, 2022; First: vs. Southern, 2022)

Carries: 6 vs. Purdue, 2023 Citrus Bowl
Yards: 29 vs. Purdue, 2023 Citrus Bowl
TDs: 1 vs. Purdue, 2023 Citrus Bowl

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