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#3 Matt Davison
Position: Split End
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 185
Year: Senior
City/State: Tecumseh, Neb.
High School: Tecumseh
  • Signed with Buffalo as a free agend in 2001
  • Graduated in May 2001 with a degree in Communication Studies
  • Two-Time Verizon/CoSIDA Academic All-District VII (1999, 2000)
  • Ended His Career Second on Nebraska's All-Time Receiving Yards & Receptions List
  • Currently Fifth on Nebraska's All-Time Receiving Yardage List (1,456 yards)
  • Currently Sixth on Nebraska's All-Time Receptions List (93)
  • Ended Career Ninth on Big 12 All-Time Receiving Yardage List (1,456 yards)
  • Ended Career 11th on Big 12 All-Time Reception List (93 receptions)
  • Three-Time First-Team Academic All-Big 12 (1998, 1999, 2000)
  • Three-Time Big 12 Commissioner's Fall Academic Honor Roll (1997, 1998, 2000)
  • Two-Time Big 12 Commissioner's Spring Academic Honor Roll (1999, 2000)
  • Three-Time Honorable-Mention All-Big 12 (Coaches, 1998, 1999, 2000)
  • 1998 School Single-Game Record for Receiving Yards (167 vs. Texas A&M)
  • 1998 ABC/Chevrolet NU Player of the Game vs. Texas A&M
  • Two-Time Brook Berringer Citizenship Team Member (1998, 1999)
  • 1997 ESPY Awards College Football and Overall Play of the Year

Split end Matt Davison finished his career ranked second all time among Nebraska receivers with 93 receptions and 1,456 yards, trailing only Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Rodgers' 143 catches for 2,479 yards.  Davison led the Huskers in receptions as a sophomore (32), junior (29) and senior (21), becoming just the third Husker to lead the squad in receiving for three straight seasons, joining Frank Simon (1949-51) and Johnny Rodgers (1970-72).

Davison's 18.5 yards per reception in 2000 also led Nebraska's receivers.  He set a career high with three touchdowns as a senior.  The first was a 31-yarder, while the second was a 43-yarder on the final play of the first half in Nebraska's 42-13 win over Iowa.  Davison recorded two 100-yard receiving games and 22 multiple-catch games in his career, with a career-best 10 receptions vs. Texas A&M when he set the single-game school record with 167 receiving yards.

He earned honorable-mention honors from the league coaches in 1998, 1999 and 2000, and was a three-time first-team academic All-Big 12 honoree.  He also earned a spot as an academic All-District VII selection in 1999 and 2000.

Davison played guard for the Husker men's basketball team the second semester of 1999.  He played in 15 games, started two and scored 36 points, averaging 2.4 points per game and 1.1 rebounds per game.  Eight of his 12 field goals were three-pointers.

Year

G/S

No.

Yds.

Y/R

Y/G

Long

TDs

1997

12/0

11

232

21.1

19.3

51 vs. Texas A&M

1

1998

12/3

32

394

12.3

32.8

49 vs. Texas A&M

0

1999

12/12

29

441

15.2

36.8

63 vs. Kansas

2

2000

11/11

21

389

18.5

35.4

43 vs. Iowa

3

Totals 47/26 93 1,456 15.7 25.5 63 vs. Kansas 6

1998 Orange Bowl vs. Tennessee: Receiving, 1-16
1998 Holiday Bowl vs. Arizona:  Receving, 3-64 
2000 Fiesta Bowl vs. Tennessee:  Receiving, 2-68
2000 Alamo Bowl vs. Northwestern:  Receiving, 3-95-2 
Receptions - 10 vs. Texas A&M, 1998
Reception Yards - 167 vs. Texas A&M, 1998 
Long Reception - 69 vs. Northwestern, 2000 (touchdown catch) 
TD Receptions - 2 vs. Iowa, Northwestern, 2000
100-Yard Receiving Games - 2; 10-167 vs. Texas A&M, 1998; 6-108 vs. Kansas, 1999
Number of Career Catches of 25-Plus Yards - 17; 3 in 1997, 3 in 1998, 6 in 1999, 6 in 2000
Number of Career Catches of 45-Plus Yards - 6; 2 in 1997, 1 in 1998, 3 in 1999, 1 in 2000

 

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