Nittany Lions Host Senior Day on Saturday Versus Badgers
The Nittany Lions opened the 2012 season with only four defensive backs with any significant prior experience. With an immediate need to develop depth, Da'Quan Davis quickly demonstrated that he could be a contributor and made his Penn State debut in the opener with Ohio. The talented and athletic Baltimore product would go on to play in every game on defense and special teams and was among six true freshmen to play last year. The instinctive and passionate Davis emerged during spring practice as a primary challenger for a starting cornerback assignment and has a very promising future. Davis was a prep teammate of fellow defensive backs Adrian Amos and Trevor Williams at Calvert Hall College High School. They are among 12 returning Nittany Lions from Maryland.
2012 (Freshman Season)
Davis played in every game on defense and special teams. He was among six true freshmen to see action. Davis recorded five tackles, one fumble recovery and three pass breakups. He made his Penn State debut in the season-opener with Ohio, had one solo tackle at Virginia and made two hits in the win over Temple. Davis made two stops and pounced on a fumble late in the game to help secure the 39-28 comeback win over No. 24 Northwestern. He had a pass breakup in the win over Indiana.
A four-year letterman, Davis was named all-met and all-conference as a junior and senior under Coach Donald Davis. A team captain, Davis helped lead Calvert Hall to an 11-1 season and its first conference championship since 1982. He recorded 45 tackles, three interceptions and forced four fumbles as a senior. As a junior, he registered 48 tackles, six interceptions and 15 pass breakups. Davis played in the Maryland Crab Bowl all-star game. He also lettered two years in track and field.
Full name is Da'Quan Remel Davis. He is the son of Chantel and Laquonne Davis and has an older sister, Monetta, and an older brother, Dameon. He enjoys watching movies and playing video games. Upon completion of his football career, Davis is interested in becoming a physical therapist or a sports trainer. Born June 17, 1994 in Baltimore, Md.