2008: Started seven of the nine games he played, but had his season interrupted by an injury for the second year in a row, missing five games in the middle of the year with a foot injury ... registered 5.5 TFL for minus 33 yards, including four sacks ... earned starts in Cal's first four contests and again at USC and Washington ... also started vs. Miami in the Emerald Bowl ... given the Bob Tessier Award as Cal's most improved defensive lineman ... had a season-best six stops at Maryland, including a sack and a forced fumble ... had 1.5 tackles for loss against both Oregon State and Stanford ... blocked a field goal attempt at Washington State that Zack Follett returned 68 yards for a TD ... owns the top recorded vertical jump of all-time for a Cal defensive lineman at 33.5 inches.
2007: Slated as a starter at defensive end, but missed seven games due to injuries ... still tallied 16 tackles with three for loss, including 1.5 sacks ... came off the bench for four solo takedowns in the bowl victory over Air Force ... injured his foot in the Louisiana Tech game and missed the next four games ... returned against Arizona State and recorded three tackles, 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble (which was recovered for a touchdown), before leaving the game with a knee injury and missing the next three outings ... returned against Stanford and tallied three more tackles, one for loss ... registered two tackles and a pass breakup against Tennessee.
2006: Competed in six games before missing the last half of the season due to illness and injury (bone bruise in leg) ... recorded five tackles, including three against Arizona State when he also had a half tackle for loss.
Community College: Played for Mt. San Antonio College as a freshman in 2004 when Mt. SAC's defense ranked No. 11 in California, giving up just 251.9 yards per game ... rated as the 21st best junior-college prospect in the country by Rivals.com at the conclusion of the 2005 season, despite redshirting the season ... had 32 tackles and 16.5 sacks as a freshman on a 10-2 team that advanced to the second round of postseason.
High School: Graduated from Charter Oak High School in Covina, Calif., in 2001, where his football experience came on the offensive line.
Personal: Parents are Sylvia and Lorenzo Davis ... served in the Marines for more than three years after high school ... was an avionics technician in the military ... double major in sociology and African-American studies.
Last Updated: May 1, 2009