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77  Marcus Davis
Marcus Davis

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Union, Ky.

High School:
Boone County

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 283

Position:
Center

Experience:
2L


  • SEC Academic Honor Roll (2007, 2008, 2009)

Vying for the open starting job at center ... Started the 2009 season opener vs. Miami (Ohio), but a severe ankle injury sidelined him for the remainder of the season ... Returned to action in the spring ... Came to UK as an offensive guard ... Injuries to other players in the spring of 2007 pressed him into service at center and he impressed the coaches at the new position ... Has shown a knack for changing blocking schemes at the line of scrimmage ... Has played in six games in his career ... Went on a mission trip to Nicaragua in March during spring break.

2009 (Junior): Started the season opener vs. Miami (Ohio), but missed the remainder of the season because of an ankle injury.

2008 (Sophomore): Played in four games ... Also got extensive action in UK's 55-28 junior-varsity win over Fork Union Military Academy.

2007 (Redshirt Freshman): Saw his first varsity action in the Eastern Kentucky game ... Also played in the UK junior-varsity game ... Earned a slot on the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2006 (Freshman): Redshirted ... Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week leading up to the Louisville game.
High School: Named first-team all-state by the Louisville Courier-Journal as a senior, second-team all-state by The Associated Press ... Three-year starter at offensive and defensive tackle for Boone County HS in Florence, Ky. ... Three-year all-conference pick and two years on the all-district team ... McDonalds Student-Athlete of the Week in Northern Kentucky as a senior ... Team went to state playoffs all three seasons, reaching the Class AAAA semifinals his junior year ... Coached by Rick Thompson ... Named the National Football Foundation Greater Cincinnati Chapter's Outstanding Student-Athlete in 2006 ... Won the Boone County High School Male Athlete of the Year his senior season ... A member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Future Business Leaders of America ... An honor-roll student ... Lettered for two seasons in both track and field (shot put) and basketball (power forward) ... Placed eighth in the state meet in the shot put as a senior.

Personal: Born in Cincinnati, Ohio. ... Son of Miles and Eugenia Davis ... Is a cousin of former NFL MVP Shaun Alexander ... Another cousin, Ben Brown, played at Morehead State ... Major is journalism.

Community Cats: Participated in a service event at Johnson Elementary School (2006) ... Participated in Read Across America (2010) ... Spent the 2010 spring break on a mission trip in Nicaragua with Athletes in Action.

2014 National Signing Day Commonwealth Stadium