Davis was born and raised in Spartanburg, SC where he attended Spartanburg High School. In high school, he played football and ran track as he set the state record for the 100-meter with a time of 10.40 in 1991. In 1992, he became the No. 1 high school football recruit in the nation and named USA Today’s Offensive High School Football Player of the Year. Following high school, Davis accepted a football scholarship to Auburn University.
He played at Auburn for three years ’93-’95, where he was named to the All-SEC Team in ’94 & ’95. Davis graduated in 1995 as Auburn’s fourth all-time leading rusher and currently holds the record for rush attempts (1,945), rush yards (8,052) and rushing TDs (65) amongst all Auburn alumni in NFL history. Davis was selected 103rd overall in the 1996 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins. In 1999, he had his breakout season by leading the NFC in rushing yards (1,405) and the NFL in scoring by a non-kicker with 108 points. After seven seasons with the Redskins, he signed with the Carolina Panthers.
There he set his career rushing record with 1,444 yards including eight rushing touchdowns. In 2006, Davis signed a one-year contract with the St. Louis Rams and then later signed a one-day contract with the Carolina Panthers so that he could officially retire as a Panther on February 27, 2008. He now resides in Columbia, SC.
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