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    Fred Davis
    Fred Davis

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Toledo, OH

    High School:
    Rogers HS

    Height / Weight:
    6-4 / 245

    Position:
    TE

    Experience:
    3V

    CAREER: His 117 career catches (12th on USC's career receptions list), 1,408 career receiving yards and 13 career touchdown receptions are records for USC tight ends. He has 3 100-yard receiving games in his career (all in 2007). He has caught a pass in 17 consecutive games (including all 13 in 2007).

    2007: Davis, a good blocker and an effective, speedy downfield receiver, had an all-star season while starting for his second year at tight end as a senior in 2007. He won the 2007 Mackey Award as the nation's top tight end (USC's first-ever recipient). He was named to the 2007 The Sporting News All-American first team (USC's first All-American tight end since Jim Obradovich in 1974), Phil Steele's All-American first team, AP All-American second team, SI.com All-American second team, Collegefootballnews.com All-American second team, Pro Football Weekly All-American honorable mention, All-Pac-10 first team, ESPN.com All-Pac-10 first team, Collegefootballnews.com All-Pac-10 first team, Rivals.com All-Pac-10 first team and Phil Steele's All-Pac-10 first team. Overall in 2007 while starting all 13 games, he had 62 receptions for 881 yards (14.2 avg.) and 8 TDs, all team highs. He also made 2 tackles. He is the first tight end to lead USC in receptions in a season since Joe Cormier in 1985, in receiving yardage since Hoby Brenner in 1980 and in TD receptions since Antoine Harris in 2000. His 14.2 average per catch in 2007 was second best among the nation's tight ends. His 62 catches in 2007 is tied for 13th on USC's season receptions chart and is a record for USC tight ends (as are his 881 yards and 8 TDs). He was USC's Co-MVP. He was a Senior Bowl invitee. He had 2 catches for 39 yards versus Idaho, 3 catches for 38 yards at Nebraska. Against Washington State, he caught a career-high 9 passes for 124 yards with 2 touchdowns (6 and 14 yards), all game bests (the yardage was the most ever by a USC tight end at the time and the receptions were 1 shy of the USC tight end record set in 1996) to earn John Mackey National Tight End of the Week honors. He had 4 catches for 72 yards at Washington, then had 5 catches (including a 63-yard TD) for 152 yards against Stanford to up his USC game record for receiving yards for a tight end. He had 6 catches for 63 yards, including a 25-yard TD, against Arizona, then a game-high 5 receptions for 40 yards at Notre Dame, including a 10-yard TD catch. He had an 11-yard reception at Oregon, a game-high 5 catches for 31 yards against Oregon State, 4 catches for 54 yards at California and 5 receptions for 119 yards (with a rambling 34-yard TD) at Arizona State. He had a game-best 6 catches for 41 yards, with a 12-yard TD) against UCLA. He had a game-high 7 receptions for 87 yards (with a 2-yard TD) against Illinois.

    2006: Davis started 10 games at tight end in his 2006 junior season (he came off the bench against Stanford, Oregon and California). Overall in 2006 while appearing in all 13 games, he had 38 receptions for 352 yards (9.3 avg.) with 3 TDs. He had a game-best 5 catches for 59 yards, with a 9-yard TD, at Arkansas. He then had 2 catches for 16 yards against Nebraska, a team-best 5 catches for 38 yards at Arizona, 5 more catches for 46 yards at Washington State and caught 2 passes for 15 yards versus Washington State. He caught 4 passes for 20 yards at Oregon State, including a 4-yard TD. He had a 2-yard TD reception at Stanford, 2 catches for 16 yards against California and caught 3 passes for 33 yards against Notre Dame. He had 6 catches for 68 yards (both career highs) at UCLA. He had 3 receptions for 39 yards against Michigan. He made the 2006 Scout.com All-Pac-10 second team.

    2005: Davis saw significant action at tight end as a sophomore in 2005, even starting 3 games (Stanford, California, Fresno State). Overall in 2005 while appearing in all 13 games, he had 13 catches for 145 yards (11.2 avg.) with 2 TDs. He caught 4 passes for 35 yards, with a 19-yard TD, against Stanford in his first start. He added 2 grabs against Arizona (23 yards), Washington State (28 yards) and Texas (19 yards), and 1 catch against both California (16 yards) and Fresno State (9 yards). He had a 15-yard TD reception against UCLA.

    2004: Davis, who graduated a semester early from high school and enrolled at USC in the spring of 2004, was a reserve wide receiver and tight end as a first-year freshman in 2004. Overall in 2004 while appearing in 9 games (all but Oregon State, Arizona and Oklahoma), he caught 4 passes for 30 yards (7.5 avg.). He had a 15-yard grab at Stanford, 2 catches for 6 yards against Arizona State and a 9-yard reception versus Washington.

    HIGH SCHOOL: He was named a 2003 Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Insiders.com All-American, USA Today All-USA second team, Super Prep Elite 50, Prep Star Top 100 Dream Team, Tom Lemming Top 100, Super Prep All-Midwest Offensive MVP, Prep Star All-Midwest and All-Ohio selection as a senior at Rogers High in Toledo (Ohio). He had 500-plus receiving yards, 600-plus rushing yards, 100-plus tackles and 4 interceptions while scoring 12 TDs as a wide receiver, running back, quarterback and strong safety in 2003.

    As a junior in 2002, he made the Student Sports Junior All-American and All-Ohio squads while running for 1,100 yards and catching 50 passes for 700-plus yards with 26 TDs on offense and getting 80 tackles and 2 interceptions on defense.

    He also was on the basketball (averaging 15 points a game) and track (hurdles) teams at Rogers.

    PERSONAL: He's a sociology major at USC.

    RECYDSAVGTDLG
    2004 (Fr.)4307.5015
    2005 (So.)1314511.2224
    2006 (Jr.)383529.3325
    2007 (Sr.)...6288114.2863
    CAREER...117140812.01363

    GAME-BY-GAME WITH FRED DAVIS

    2007RECYDSAVGTDLG
    Idaho*24924.5035
    Nebraska*33812.7017
    Wash. St.*912413.8225
    Washington*47218.0032
    Stanford*515230.4163
    Arizona*66310.5125
    Notre Dame*5408.0113
    Oregon*11111.0011
    Oregon St.*5316.2016
    California*45413.5033
    Arizona St.*511923.8134
    UCLA*6416.8113
    Illinois (RB)*78712.4121
    2007 (Sr.)...6288114.2863
    2006RECYDSAVGTDLG
    Arkansas*55911.8125
    Nebraska*2168.0017
    Arizona*5387.6015
    Wash. St.*5469.2021
    Washington*2157.509
    Oregon St.*4205.018
    Stanford122.012
    California2168.0012
    Notre Dame*33311.0012
    UCLA*66811.3020
    Michigan (RB)*33913.0023
    2006 (Jr.)383529.3325

    2005RECYDSAVGTDLG
    Arizona22311.5017
    Wash. St.22814.0024
    Stanford*4358.8119
    California*11616.0016
    Fresno St.*199.009
    UCLA11515.0115
    Texas (RB)2199.5012
    2005 (So.)1314511.2224

    2004RECYDSAVGTDLG
    Stanford11515.0015
    Arizona St.263.004
    Washington199.009
    2004 (Fr.)4307.5015
    *Starter