Honors & Awards
» 2015 Scout Team Defensive MVP
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2019, Spring 2016, 2019)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2016, 2017)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2016, 2017)

2019 (Senior)
Alex Davis started every game at outside linebacker in his senior season, setting a career high with 30 tackles, more than he had in his first three seasons combined. Davis also tied his career high with four TFLs and posted his first career forced fumble, fumble recovery and interception in 2019. He had a productive start to his senior season, finishing with one tackle, one fumble recovery and one quarterback hurry against South Alabama. He scored the game's final touchdown with a fumble recovery in the end zone in the fourth quarter. The next week at Colorado, Davis tied his career high with two TFLs. After totaling one tackle against Northern Illinois, Davis recorded a season-high three tackles at Illinois. He had two tackles against both No. 5 Ohio State and Northwestern before matching his season high with three tackles at Minnesota. Davis had two tackles against Indiana, and he intercepted the first pass of his career against the Hoosiers, while adding a career-high two quarterback hurries. The next week at Purdue, Davis recorded three tackles, including his third TFL of the season, while forcing the first fumble of his career. Against No. 15 Wisconsin, Davis tied his career high with four tackles. He matched that with four more tackles the next week at Maryland. Davis concluded his career with three tackles against Iowa, including one TFL.

2018 (Junior)
Davis played 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.

2017 (Sophomore)
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. 

2015 (Redshirt)
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.

Alex was born on March 12, 1996, and he is the son of Denzel and Lynee Davis. He graduated with a degree in sociology in December of 2019. He has volunteered his time with the Lincoln Marathon, the Nebraska Football Road Race, School is Cool Week, and local hospital outreach visits.