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Fred Davis

Date of birth : 1986-01-15
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Toledo, Ohio
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-10-22

Fred Davis served as a backup tight end and special teams player until midway through the 2009 season when he took over for an injured Chris Cooley. He started 10 games down the stretch and finished third on the team, in receptions (48) and receiving yards (509). He led the team in touchdown catches with six. At USC, he was the recipient of the 2007 Mackey Award as the nation’s top college tight end. His 117 career receptions, 13 touchdowns and 1,408 receiving yards are all Southern California records for tight ends. In his four years as a Trojan, Southern California posted a 46-5 record and won a NCAA National Championship in 2004.

Highlights

PRO
* Played in 27 career games with 12 starts.
* Has recorded 51 receptions for 536 yards (10.5 avg.) and six touchdowns.
* Is the first Redskin to have a receiving touchdown in four consecutive games in the same season since TE Chris Cooley in 2007.
* Had the second-most receiving touchdowns (4) in the NFL over the month of December in 2009.

2009 (Redskins)
* Played in all 16 regular season games with 10 starts.
* Finished third on the team with career highs in receptions (48) and receiving yards (509) and led the team with a career-high six touchdown receptions.
* After taking over for injured Pro Bowl tight end Chris Cooley (10/26) against Philadelphia, he registered 41 catches for 463 yards (11.3 avg.) and six touchdowns over a nine-game span.
* His two touchdown receptions against Oakland (12/13) gave him four in a three-game span, including at least one in three straight contests
* Had the second-most receiving touchdowns (4) in the NFL over the month of December.
* Started his first game of the season and recorded career highs in receptions (eight) and yards (78) as well as his first career touchdown vs. Philadelphia (10/26).

2008 (WAS)
* Saw action in 11 games, at backup tight end and on special teams; did not play in one contest and was inactive in four other games
* Made his first career NFL start vs. Cleveland (10/19)
* Totaled three receptions for 27 yards for the season

College

* Winner of the 2007 Mackey Award, awarded annually to the most outstanding tight end
* Finished his career with 117 receptions for 1,408 yards and 13 touchdowns
* Started 13 games as a senior and caught 62 passes for 881 yards and eight touchdowns, all team highs
* Was named the Co-MVP with DT Sedrick Ellis (now with the New Orleans Saints) following his senior year
* Registered a career-high nine passes for 124 yards and two touchdowns against Washington State (9/22/07); The 124 yards were the most ever by a USC tight end and earned him John Mackey National Tight End of the Week honors
* Recorded a game-high seven receptions for 87 yards and a touchdown in the Rose Bowl against Illinois (1/1/08)
* Played in 13 games with 10 starts his junior season, tallying 38 receptions for 352 yards and three touchdowns
* Was named to the All-Pac-10 second team by The NFL Draft Deport and Scout.com
* Participated in all 13 games with three starts in his sophomore campaign
* Earned his first career start against Stanford (11/5/05), catching four passes for 35 yards and one touchdown
* Played in nine games as a freshman at wide receiver and tight end after enrolling at Southern California in the spring after graduating high school a semester early
* Played his first career game at FedExField against Virginia Tech (8/28/2004)
* Majored in sociology at Southern California

Personal

* Attended Rogers High School in Toledo, Ohio
* Recorded over 500 yards receiving, 600 total yards and 100 tackles while scoring 12 touchdowns as a wide receiver, running back, quarterback and strong safety during his senior year
* Named a 2003 SuperPrep All-American, Insiders.com All-American and USA Today All-USA second team, SuperPrep Elite 50, Prep Star Top 100 Dream Team, Tom Lemming Top 100, Super Prep All-Midwest Offensive MVP, Prep Star All-Midwest and All-Ohio
* Averaged 15 points per game in basketball and ran hurdles on the track team
* Joined teammates at Jason Taylor’s Cool Gear for the School Year event to help deserving area children pick out clothes for school from Old Navy
* In conjunction with The Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation, participated in the Redskins Read Kickoff reading pep rallies to get kids excited about reading and promote literacy contests; Also visited the local elementary school that won the 2008 Redskins Reading Challenge and read to students; Read a classic children’s story to be complied with other player’s readings for Redskins Read on CD, a CD aimed at promoting literacy
* Is a native of Toledo, Ohio


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