|Hometown:||Blue Springs, Mo.|
|High School:||Blue Springs|
|Major:||Fisheries & Wildlife|
Honors & Awards
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2016)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2016, 2017)
Khalil Davis expects to play a more prominent role in the Nebraska defense as a sophomore in 2017. The 6-2, 290-pound Davis will work at nose tackle in the Huskers' 3-4 defensive scheme, and is part of an exciting group of talented young players in the front seven.
Davis saw significant action as a reserve defensive tackle last season, providing depth in the front four. Davis joins his twin brother, Carlos, on the Huskers' defensive line. The Davis brothers were the first set of twins to sign with Nebraska since Courtney and Steven Osborne in 2008. Khalil Davis also participated in throws for the Husker track and field team in 2016. He finished third in the discus at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships with a throw of 184-4 1/4, and he also qualified for the NCAA West Regional.
2016 (Redshirt Freshman)
Davis was a reserve defensive tackle and played in 12 games. He made five tackles, including four solo stops and two tackles for loss, totaling four yards. He had a season-high two tackles against Wyoming, with both tackles behind the line of scrimmage.
Davis sat out his first season in Lincoln as a redshirt and was impressive on the Husker scout team defense.
Before Nebraska (Blue Springs HS)
Davis came to Lincoln from Blue Springs High School, one of the top prep programs in Missouri. He battled through injuries during his senior season, but tallied 60 tackles, including 26 for loss, and had 9.5 sacks. Davis also doubled as an offensive lineman in the second half of the season, helping Coach Kelly Donohoe’s team to an 8-4 record and a trip to the second round of the Class 6 state playoffs.
For his play in 2014, Davis was a first-team Class 6 all-state selection by the Missouri High School Coaches Association and earned All-Metro honors from the Kansas City Star.
As a junior, Davis played a key role in helping Blue Springs to a perfect 14-0 record and a Class 6 state title. Davis had 62 tackles, including 26 tackles for loss, and added four sacks. He also forced a fumble, recovered two others and had a pass breakup. Davis’ play in 2014 netted him Class 6 all-state honors, as well as an All-Metro selection.
Davis saw action for a 13-1 state championship Blue Springs team as a sophomore in 2012, making four solo tackles for the Wildcats.
Davis ran an impressive 4.63 40-yard dash and had a 33-inch vertical jump at the U.S. Army National Combine. He chose Nebraska over Missouri and had numerous other offers, including TCU, Oregon, Arkansas and Kansas State to name a few.
Davis was ranked as the No. 3 player in Missouri by Rivals.com, while 247Sports ranked him as the No. 6 prospect in the state. Davis was listed among the nation’s top 25 defensive tackles by both Rivals and 247Sports.
Also a track and field star, Davis helped lead Blue Springs to a 2015 Class 5 Missouri State Championship title. He garnered second-place finishes in shot put and discus at the state championship finals, losing only to his brother.
Khalil Davis is the son of Carl and Tracy Davis. He was born on Aug. 22, 1996, and is the younger of the twins by five minutes. He is majoring in fisheries and wildlife. Davis has earned spots on the Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2016) and the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2016, 2017), and has volunteered his time with Husker Heroes, Uplifting Athletes and school and hospital outreach visits.
Games Played--12 in 2016
Tackles--4 UT, AT, 5 TT in 2016
Tackles for Loss--2-4 vs. Wyoming, 2016
Single-Game Tackle High--2 vs. Wyoming, 2016