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)
Junior Alex Davis is a key part of a deep group of linebackers who will be expected to be play-makers for the 2018 Husker defense. The 6-5, 255-pound Davis is an outstanding athlete who has continued to progress in the Husker strength and conditioning program during his time in Lincoln.
Davis played in all 12 games as a sophomore in 2017, starting the final five games of the season at outside linebacker. A Florida native, Davis began his career at defensive end, before shifting to outside linebacker as the Huskers transitioned to a 3-4 scheme. Davis came to Nebraska after playing just one season of high school football.
A sociology major, Davis is on track to graduate in May of 2019.
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.
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. Davis was named to the Brook Berringer Citizenship and Tom Osborne Citizenship Teams in both 2016 and 2017. He has volunteered his time with the Lincoln Marathon, the Nebraska Football Road Race, School is Cool Week, and local hospital outreach visits.