Sophomore Daniel Davie will head into fall camp with hopes of earning playing time at a deep Nebraska cornerback position. The 6-1, 185-pound Davie has good size and athleticism and made steady progress both during his redshirt freshman season and during spring practice.
Davie saw extensive action on special teams and provided depth at cornerback last fall. The Beatrice High School product figures to again be part of several NU special teams units this fall.
2012 (Redshirt Freshman)
Davie played in 13 games, primarily on special teams. He totaled seven tackles on the season, with six of those on special teams. Davie had a season-high two tackles against Idaho State and had a pass breakup in that game.
Davie redshirted in his first season at Nebraska and worked on the scout team.
Before Nebraska (Beatrice HS)
Davie was one of four in-state products in the 2011 class and excelled at Beatrice High as a running back, defensive back and a special teams standout.
Davie racked up big numbers at running back, rushing for 1,556 yards and 18 touchdowns while averaging 6.5 yards per attempt. Davie helped the Orangemen and Coach Bob Sexton to a 6-5 record and capped his senior season with a 265-yard rushing performance against Holdrege in the Class B playoffs. Davie also had more than 200 receiving yards as a senior, while adding 35 tackles and an interception on defense. He also averaged nearly 30 yards per kickoff return.
Davie was selected to the offensive squad on the Lincoln Journal Star’s Super-State team (athlete) and the Omaha World-Herald’s All-Nebraska squad (back). Davie earned first-team Class B honors from both newspapers as a running back. Davie was regarded as one of the top three prospects in Nebraska by Rivals.com and among the top 35 prospects in the Midlands Region by SuperPrep magazine.
Davie also made a huge impression on the track in 2010, winning the all-class gold in both the 100 and 200 meters at the Nebraska state track meet. Davie recorded a 10.73 time in the 100 and a 21.95 time in the 200 to win both events. At the 2011 Shrine Bowl, Davie recorded a 28-yard touchdown reception. Davie committed to the Huskers in June of 2010 and only visited Nebraska, but he also received numerous offers including Kansas and Ohio.
Daniel is the son of Damon and Ruthanne Davie, and he was born on Aug. 4, 1993. He has not declared a major. Davie has taken part in community outreach events at the Belmont Rec Center, Beattie Elementary and Husker Heroes.
» Games Played–13 in 2012
» Tackles–3 UT, 4 AT, 7 TT in 2012