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Tiger Grad Frankie Davis Jr. Enters Senior Year at TU


FRANKIE DAVIS JR.


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Broken Arrow’s Frankie Davis Jr. is entering his senior season with the Tulsa Golden Hurricane. A three-year letterwinner, he has played in 37 career games and has started four games. Davis was invited and attended the NCAA Career in Sports Forum in June 2017. In 2016 he played in 12 games and had 12 stops, two stops for -5 yards and one fumble recovery. He had a season-high three tackles against North Carolina A&T, compiling two tackles, one fumble recovery and one QB hurry in a starting role vs. San Jose State in the season opener. Davis totaled two tackles against Cincinnati last year.

In 2015 he played in all 13 games and had three starts totalling 23 tackles and one pass breakup. He was in the starting lineup against New Mexico, #16 Oklahoma and #16 Navy and was credited with three tackles in the season opener against FAU. He received his first career start in the second game of the season at New Mexico, and totaled four stops. Davis had a career-best five tackles vs. Oklahoma and tallied four tackles against Navy.

In his sophomore season in 2014, Davis Played in all 12 games and saw most of his playing time on special teams. He had his first career tackle against Texas State. In 2013 he was one of several true freshmen to sit out the season due to red-shirt status.
 In high school at B.A. Davis as a three-year letterwinner and two-year starter, earning Tulsa World first-team all-metro accolades and second-team all-state honors as a senior. He was named to The Oklahoman’s all-state first team his senior season and completed his career with 151 tackles. He was credited with 82 tackles, five sacks and three fumble recoveries his senior season and helped lead his Tiger team to the Class 6A state quarterfinals and an overall 8-4 record. Davis totaled 19 tackles and two sacks in two playoff games and was ranked No. 20 on The Oklahoman’s “Top 30” list. He was ESPN’s 17th-ranked recruit in the state of Oklahoma and high school coach was Steve Spavital.

Davis says his favorite NFL team is the Pittsburgh Steelers. His favorite NFL player is Julie Peppers. Lebron James is his favorite professional athlete. The TV game show he would most like to appear on is “Idiot Test.” He says his favorite movie is Soul Plane, while his sports movie is Gridiron Gang. “Key & Peele” is his favorite TV show while Shaquille O’Neal is the most famous person that he has ever met. His favorite book is The Jacket. Besides football, basketball is his favorite sport to watch. His cousin Kenny Gunn who played football at Tulsa in 1992-95, Davis speaks Spanish fluently. His parents are Frankie Sr. and Karen Davis, and he is majoring in exercise and sports science and management. Davis was born Dec.2, 1994 in Los Angeles, California.

Updated 09-06-2017

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