Honors & Awards
» 2015 Scout Team Defensive MVP
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring 2016)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2016, 2017)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2016, 2017)
2017 Season Notes
» Recorded a half sack against Northern Illinois
» Made his first-career start at Purdue
» Had a career-high four tackles against Northwestern
Sophomore Alex Davis is expected to take on an expanded role for the Husker defense in 2017. The 6-5, 255-pound Davis is an outstanding athlete who has added more than 30 pounds of muscle since joining the Husker program.
A Florida native, Davis saw action at defensive end last season, but has moved to an outside linebacker position in the Huskers’ 3-4 scheme where he is expected to compete for a starting spot. Davis is relatively new to the game, having played just one season of high school football.
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.
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.
Davis was born on March 12, 1996, and he is the son of Denzel and Lynee Davis. He is majoring in sociology. Davis was named to the Brook Berringer Citizenship and Tom Osborne Citizenship Teams each of the past two years. He has volunteered his time with the Lincoln Marathon, Shop with a Jock, School is Cool Week, Uplifting Athletes and local hospital outreach visits.