Jan. 28, 2009
Berkeley - Former Cal defensive end Rulon Davis will play in the third annual Western Refining Texas vs. The Nation game on Saturday, January 31 at 1 p.m. MT (Noon PT) in the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas. The game will be televised live by the CBS College Sports Network.
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The game will pit top collegiate players originally from Texas or who play college football in Texas against top players from around the nation.
Prior to his career at Cal, Davis spent two years at the Marine Military Academy in Harlingen, Texas, which is why he is competing for the Texas team this week.
Davis started seven of the nine games played in 2008, 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. He registered 5.5 TFL for minus 33 yards, including four sacks. He earned starts in Cal's first four contests and again at USC and Washington and started vs. Miami in the Emerald Bowl. Davis was given the Bob Tessier Award as Cal's most improved defensive lineman. He had a season-best six stops at Maryland, including a sack and a forced fumble. Davis also blocked a field goal attempt at Washington State that Zack Follett returned 68 yards for a TD.