Sophomore defensive back Daniel Davie provided depth at cornerback throughout the 2013 season, and was also one of Nebraska’s special teams standouts. Davie will not participate in the bowl game after suffering a knee injury on punt coverage against Michigan State.
The 6-1, 185-pound Davie could compete for a more prominent role in the Nebraska secondary next fall, as senior corners Ciante Evans and Stanley Jean-Baptiste complete their eligibility in the Gator Bowl.
2012 (Redshirt Freshman)
Davie played in the first 10 games of the season, seeing action as a reserve cornerback and several of the Huskers’ special teams units. Davie had an unassisted tackle at Purdue.
Davie played in 13 games, primarily on special teams. He totaled seven tackles on the season, with six of those on special teams. Davie had a season-high two tackles against Idaho State and had a pass breakup in that game.
Davie redshirted in his first season at Nebraska and worked on the scout team.
Before Nebraska (Beatrice HS)
Davie was one of four in-state products in the 2011 class and excelled at Beatrice High as a running back, defensive back and a special teams standout.
Davie racked up big numbers at running back, rushing for 1,556 yards and 18 touchdowns while averaging 6.5 yards per attempt. Davie helped the Orangemen and Coach Bob Sexton to a 6-5 record and capped his senior season with a 265-yard rushing performance against Holdrege in the Class B playoffs. Davie also had more than 200 receiving yards as a senior, while adding 35 tackles and an interception on defense. He also averaged nearly 30 yards per kickoff return.
Davie was selected to the offensive squad on the Lincoln Journal Star’s Super-State team (athlete) and the Omaha World-Herald’s All-Nebraska squad (back). Davie earned first-team Class B honors from both newspapers as a running back. Davie was regarded as one of the top three prospects in Nebraska by Rivals.com and among the top 35 prospects in the Midlands Region by SuperPrep magazine.
Davie also made a huge impression on the track in 2010, winning the all-class gold in both the 100 and 200 meters at the Nebraska state track meet. Davie recorded a 10.73 time in the 100 and a 21.95 time in the 200 to win both events. At the 2011 Shrine Bowl, Davie recorded a 28-yard touchdown reception. Davie committed to the Huskers in June of 2010 and only visited Nebraska, but he also received numerous offers including Kansas and Ohio.
Daniel is the son of Damon and Ruthanne Davie, and he was born on Aug. 4, 1993. He has not declared a major. Davie has taken part in community outreach events at the Belmont Rec Center, Beattie Elementary and Husker Heroes.
» Games Played–13 in 2012
» Tackles–3 UT, 4 AT, 7 TT in 2012