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Daniel Davie
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Daniel Davie 745765
Position: Cornerback
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 190
Year: Junior
Hometown: Beatrice, Neb.
High School: Beatrice

Honors & Awards
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2015)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2015)

Cornerback Daniel Davie completed his Nebraska career in 2015, once again playing a key role for the Blackshirts in the secondary. Davie earned four letters during his time with the Huskers, contributing heavily in the secondary in his final two seasons, while also seeing significant action on special teams.

Davie was limited during his senior season by injury, but played a key role as a veteran in a secondary that saw several young players contribute. Davie was born and raised in Michigan before moving to Beatrice, Neb., during his high school years. A criminology and criminal justice major, Davie graduated in December of 2015.

2015 (Senior)
Davie season was limited by a pair of injuries, first a groin injury and later a hand injury. He played in six games with five starts. Davie totaled 18 tackles, including 17 solo stops, while breaking up five passes. Davie had a season-high six tackles against South Alabama and had five tackles each against BYU and Purdue. He had a season-high two breakups against BYU. 

2014 (Junior)
Davie helped Nebraska rank among the national leaders in opponent completion percentage, pass efficiency defense and third-down defense. He started all 13 games and recorded 41 tackles, including 25 solo stops and six tackles for loss. He was second on the team with two interceptions and had five pass breakups. Davie had four games with five or more tackles, including a career-high eight against Purdue.

Davie made his first career start in the opener against FAU and made five solo stops. Davie snared a pair of interceptions in the Big Ten opener against Illinois, the first a diving pick in the end zone to stop an Illini drive in the first quarter. Davie added two pass breakups to his career-high tackle total against Purdue. Davie had five tackles and a tackle for loss against both Iowa and USC to close the season.

2013 (Sophomore)
Davie played in the first 10 games, seeing action as a reserve cornerback and several of the Huskers’ special teams units. Davie had an unassisted tackle at Purdue. He suffered a season-ending knee injury on kickoff coverage against Michigan State.

2012 (Redshirt Freshman)
Davie played in 13 games, primarily on special teams. He had seven tackles, including six on special teams. Davie had a season-high two tackles and a breakup against Idaho State.

2011 (Redshirt)
Davie redshirted in his first season in 2011. 

Before Nebraska (Beatrice HS)
Davie played running back, defensive back and was a special teams standout for Beatrice High and Coach Bob Sexton. He rushed for 1,556 yards and 18 touchdowns while averaging 6.5 yards per attempt, and capped his senior season with a 265-yard performance against Holdrege in the state 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). He 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

Davie won the all-class gold in both the 100 and 200 meters at the 2010 Nebraska state track meet. Davie recorded a 10.73 time in the 100 and a 21.95 time in the 200. At the 2011 Shrine Bowl, Davie recorded a 28-yard touchdown reception. Davie committed to the Huskers in June of 2010. He received numerous offers, including Kansas and Ohio.

Daniel is the son of Damon and Ruthanne Davie, and he was born on Aug. 4, 1993. Davie was named to the 2015 Brook Berringer and Tom Osborne Citizenship Teams for his community outreach work. Davie has volunteered his time with Make-a-Wish, Uplifting Athletes, Mad Dads, the Husker Hotline and local team school and hospital visits.

Davie's Career Statistics























2011           Redshirt          
2012 13/0 3 4 7 0-0 0.0-0 0-0 0 1 0 0
2013 10/0 1 0 1 0-0 0.0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0
2014 13/13 25 16 41 6-8 0.0-0 0-0 0 5 2 0
2015 6/5 17 1 18 0-0 0.0-0 0-0 0 5 0 1


42/18 46 21 67 6-8 0.0-0 0-0 0 11 2 1

Single-Game Highs
» Tackles
– 8 vs. Purdue (2014)

» Tackles for Loss – 2 at Fresno State (2014)
» Pass Breakups
– 2 vs. Purdue (2014), vs. BYU (2015)
» Interceptions
– 2 vs. Illinois (2014)

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