Big Ten Coach of the Year Bill O'Brien meets with the media to wrap-up 2012 and look toward 2013 season.
Da'Quan Davis brings athleticism, instincts and passion to the Penn State defense and special teams. He heads into his junior season ready to continue his improvement and play a larger role in the secondary this fall. Davis also should be a strong challenger to remain a contributor on special teams. The determined and hard-working Davis saw action in seven games on defense and special teams last season. He is one of three Nittany Lions in the secondary from Baltimore's Calvert Hall College High School, joining safety Adrian Amos and cornerback Trevor Williams. Davis is one of seven returning Nittany Lions from the state of Maryland.
2013 - Sophomore Season
Davis played in seven games and recorded five tackles (four solo) during his sophomore campaign. He recorded a pair of tackles (one solo) in the win over Eastern Michigan. In the 34-0 victory over Kent State, Davis made back-to-back solo stops in the fourth quarter to help preserve the shutout. He made one tackle in the big 31-24 season-ending win at No. 14 Wisconsin.
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. Davis is majoring in journalism. Born June 17, 1994 in Baltimore, Md.