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Bryan Davie's path to becoming a Nittany Lion was not a typical one. An all-county player at Eleanor Roosevelt High School in suburban Washington, D.C., Davie enrolled at Penn State for the 2010 fall semester with no intention of playing football. But, after three semesters on campus, he got the itch to return to the gridiron and made the team during a Run-On tryout in January 2012. When Davie joined the squad, he carried approximately 350 pounds on his 6-3 frame, but his dedicated efforts in the weight room, conditioning and nutrition had brought his weight down to 284 pounds during spring practice. Davie likely will enter training camp looking to battle Angelo Mangiro for the top reserve spot at left guard behind returning starter Miles Dieffenbach. During the past decade, Eleanor Roosevelt High School also has produced Penn State defensive end Matt Rice, wide receiver Derrick Williams and 2012 starting cornerback Stephon Morris. Davie is among 12 returning Nittany Lions from Maryland. He owned a 3.26 cumulative grade-point average after the spring semester and is a potential Academic All-Big Ten candidate.
2012 (Sophomore Season)
Davie joined the team in January 2012. He did not see any game action. Davie earned Dean's List honors with a 3.74 grade-point average during the 2012 fall semester.
Davie played at Eleanor Roosevelt High School under head coach Tom Green. He earned second-team Maryland Dream Team honors from ESPNRise.com and was an all-county selection his junior year. Davie was a three-year letterman, starting on the offensive and defensive lines, and was selected team captain during his senior year. He helped lead Eleanor Roosevelt to a 10-1 record his junior year and to the county championship in 2008. He was selected to participate in the Big Time Football Showcase and the Nike Combine competition. After his senior season, Davie earned an invitation to the Chick-fil-A Challenge all-star game. He also was a member of the wrestling team. Davie was an honor roll student and was inducted into the Tri-M-International Music honor society.
Full name is Bryan Patrick Davie. He is the son of Gregory and Lynn Davie. He enjoys learning how to DJ. He is majoring in sociology and plans to pursue a career in marketing or public relations. Among the reasons why Davie selected Penn State was because of its academic and athletic reputation, the campus and being located in a spirited college town. He owned a 3.26 grade-point average after the 2013 spring semester. Born August 31, 1992 in Silver Spring, Md.
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