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#23 Daniel Davie
Position: Cornerback
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 185
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Beatrice, Neb.
High School: Beatrice

Senior cornerback Daniel Davie will be called on to be a leader for the Blackshirt defense in the 2015 season. Davie emerged in 2014 as a reliable starter at cornerback, and he and safety Nate Gerry are Nebraska’s most game-tested returning veterans in the secondary.

Davie secured a starting job last season with a strong performance in fall camp after coming off a 2013 knee injury. Davie went on to start every game and helped Nebraska ran, among the national leaders in opponent completion percentage, pass efficiency defense and third-down defense. Davie’s play helped Nebraska hold nine opponents to 50 percent or lower passing.

2014 (Junior)
Davie started all 13 games at cornerback and recorded 41 tackles, including 25 solo stops and six tackles for loss. He was second on the team with two interceptions and had five pass breakups. Davie had four games with five or more tackles, including a season-high eight against Purdue.

Davie made his first career start in the opener against FAU and made five solo stops. He had three tackles each in non-league wins over McNeese State, Fresno State and Miami, and had two tackles for loss against both Fresno State and Miami.

Davie snared a pair of interceptions in the Big Ten opener against Illinois, the first a diving pick in the end zone to stop an Illini drive in the first quarter. Davie had four solo stops at Northwestern, before adding a career-high two pass breakups to his career high tackle total against Purdue. Davie had five tackles and a tackle for loss against both Iowa and USC to close out the season.

2013 (Sophomore)
Davie played in the first 10 games, seeing action as a reserve cornerback and several of the Huskers’ special teams units. Davie had an unassisted tackle at Purdue. He suffered a season-ending knee injury on kickoff coverage against Michigan State.

2012 (Redshirt Freshman)
Davie played in 13 games, primarily on special teams. He had seven tackles with six on special teams. Davie had a season-high two tackles and a breakup against Idaho State.

2011 (Redshirt)
Davie redshirted in his first season in 2011.

Before Nebraska (Beatrice HS)
Davie excelled at Beatrice High as a running back, defensive back and a special teams standout. He rushed 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). He 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.

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.He received numerous offers, including Kansas and Ohio.

Personal
Daniel is the son of Damon and Ruthanne Davie, and he was born on Aug. 4, 1993. Davie is majoring in criminology and criminal justice. Davie has volunteered his time with Make-a-Wish, Uplifting Athletes, local team hospital visits and a hospital visit during the Huskers’ trip to the Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, Fla.

Davie's Career Statistics

 

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QB

Year

G/S

UT

AT

TT

TFL

Sacks

C-R

BK

PBU

INT  

Hry.

2011           Redshirt          
2012 13/0 3 4 7 0-0 0.0-0 0-0 0 1 0 0
2013 10/0 1 0 1 0-0 0.0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0
2014 13/13 25 16 41 6-8 0.0-0 0-0 0 5 2 0

Totals

36/13 29 20 49 6-8 0.0-0 0-0 0 6 2 0


Single-Game Highs
» Tackles
– 8 vs. Purdue (2014)
» Tackles for Loss – 2 at Fresno State (2014)
» Pass Breakups
– 2 vs. Purdue (2014)
» Interceptions
– 2 vs. Illinois (2014)