Honors & Awards
» 2015 Scout Team Defensive MVP
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring 2016)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2016, 2017)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2016, 2017)
Alex Davis hplayed in all 12 games in his junior season, earning starts against Wisconsin, Minnesota, Bethune-Cookman and Michigan State. In addition to his role at outside linebacker, Davis also saw time on special teams, and he totaled five tackles on the season. Davis made a special-teams tackle against Troy for his only tackle over the first four games. He then earned the start at outside linebacker at No. 16 Wisconsin and made three tackles, one shy of his career high. He did not have a tackle over the next three games before making his final tackle of the year at No. 8 Ohio State.
Davis made his biggest impact as a sophomore. He appeared in all 12 games and started each of the final five games at outside linebacker. After recording two tackles as a redshirt freshman, Davis totaled 17 tackles as a sophomore. He posted his first career solo tackle, tackle for loss and sack in 2017, finishing with 10 solo stops, four TFLs and 1.5 sacks.
Davis had at least one tackle in nine games and recorded his first career tackle for loss with a half sack against Northern Illinois. After making a then-career-high two tackles against No. 9 Ohio State, Davis earned his first career start at Purdue. He went on to start the final five games, totaling 12 tackles in those games with three tackles for loss and 1.0 sack. In his second career start against Northwestern, Davis had a career-best four tackles. Two weeks later at No. 13 Penn State, he recorded three tackles, including his first career solo sack. In the season finale with Iowa, Davis posted a career-high two TFLs.
2016 (Redshirt Freshman)
Davis played in all 13 games as a reserve defensive end, primarily in pass-rushing situations. Davis had a pair of assisted tackles, one each against Fresno State and Ohio State.
Davis redshirted and worked on the scout team, where he earned Scout Team Defensive MVP honors for his outstanding practice work.
Before Nebraska (Dwyer HS)
Davis committed to Nebraska in the final week leading to 2015 National Signing Day. Davis played football for the first time during his senior season at Dwyer High School in Florida. His play in 2014 helped Coach Jack Daniels’ team to a 7-4 record in the Class 7A ranks.
Davis was an unknown on the gridiron heading into his senior season. He began to draw recruiting attention in the summer when he excelled at various camps. He was the Defensive MVP of Florida International’s camp and was the Defensive Lineman of the Day at a Miami camp.
Despite his late arrival to the recruiting rankings, Davis was listed as the No. 56 defensive end in the country by 247Sports, which also ranked him among the top 150 overall players in Florida.
Davis also excelled on the basketball court for Dwyer High and Coach Fred Ross. He first saw varsity action as a sophomore, then averaged 11.4 points and more than seven rebounds per game as a junior. As a senior, Davis averaged 12.3 points and 7.0 rebounds, helping Dwyer to a 25-5 record and a Class 7A District 13 title.
Davis also visited South Florida and had offers from Pittsburgh, Temple, Florida Atlantic, Florida International and Georgia Southern.
Davis was born on March 12, 1996, and he is the son of Denzel and Lynee Davis. Davis was named to the Brook Berringer Citizenship and Tom Osborne Citizenship Teams in both 2016 and 2017. He has volunteered his time with the Lincoln Marathon, the Nebraska Football Road Race, School is Cool Week, and local hospital outreach visits.