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Career: Finished his career tied for No. 7 on Penn State’s career field goals made charts with 39, equaling the marks of Matt Bahr (1976-78) and Robbie Gould (2001-04)...Capped his career at No. 6 on the career scoring charts at Penn State with 261 points...His 144 consecutive extra point conversions finished No. 2 in Big Ten history following the 2017 season and broke the previous Penn State mark held by Brett Conway (119; 1994-96)...Capped his career as the school record holder in career field goal percentage (79.6%), besting Nick Gancitano's previous mark (77.6%; 1981-83)...Ended his career as the school record holder for consecutive field goals made with 18, breaking Sam Ficken’s mark of 15-straight makes between the 2012 and 2013 seasons...Had his consecutive field goals made streak snapped on a first-quarter blocked kick vs. Ohio State (10/22/16)...The 18-straight made field goals were tied for the longest streak in the Big Ten since Brad Craddock (UMD) converted 24-straight (2013-14)...The 18 consecutive field goals were tied for the fourth-longest streak in Big Ten history following the 2017 season.
Season: 2017: Broke Penn State's single-season extra points made record with his sixth of nine successful PATs at Maryland (11/25), and finished his senior season with 71 made extra points, surpassing the mark of 62 he previously shared with Brett Conway (1994)...Became the first Penn State kicker with multiple seasons of 50-plus extra points made...His 98 points in 2017 ranked No. 16 on the single-season scoring charts. 2016: Tied the then-Penn State single-season record with 62 converted extra points attempts, equaling Brett Conway’s mark from 1994...Joined Brett Conway (62; 1994) and Kevin Kelly (60; 2008) as the only place kickers with 50-plus made extra points in a single season...Tied for No. 2 on Penn State’s single-season field goals made charts (22), trailing only Sam Ficken’s 24 makes from 2014...Finished No. 5 on the PSU single-season scoring charts (128 points), a total that ranked No. 6 at the end of his career...Davis and Saquon Barkley (132) became the first set of teammates to score 100 points in the same season...Tied the Big Ten single-season kick scoring record with 128 points, equaling the mark set by Ohio State’s Sean Nuernberger in 2014.
➤ 2017 ➤ Senior Season
Awards: Selected to the Lou Groza Award preseason watch list...Selected preseason second-team All-American by Sporting News...Earned the Captain's Award and Quarterback Club Award, given to seniors whom deserve special recognition, at the annual team banquet...Named Academic All-Big Ten.
Season: Started all 13 games at place kicker...Selected team captain prior to the season...One of 21 Penn Staters to enter the Fiesta Bowl having already earned a degree.
Rankings: Finished No. 45 nationally and No. 4 in the Big Ten in total points scored (98)...Ranked tied for No. 57 in the FBS and No. 4 in the Big Ten in scoring per game (7.5)...Ranked tied for No. 2 with 71 extra point conversions among kickers with 100 percent accuracy on extra points attempts.
Akron (9/2): Converted all seven extra points and 1-of-2 field goal attempts...Hit a career-long 47-yard field goal in the third quarter...Had seven kickoffs for a 64.0 yard average and four touchbacks...Made one tackle...One of 10 Penn Staters to register their first career tackles in the game. Pittsburgh (9/9): Successful on his lone field goal attempt and made all four extra points...Converted a 24-yard field goal in the fourth quarter...Hit six kickoffs for an average of 64.0 yards and three touchbacks. Georgia State (9/16): Connected on all eight extra point attempts...Missed his lone field goal attempt, a 39-yard try...Hit six kickoffs for an average of 65.0 yards with all six ending in touchbacks...Named Co-Special Teams Player of the Week by the coaching staff, along with Blake Gillikin. at Iowa (9/23): Connected on field goals from 19 and 21 yards...Attempted a career-high-tying four field goals, making two, missing one and having one attempt blocked...Hit four kickoffs for an average of 64.0 yards and one touchback. Indiana (9/30): Made one of three field goal attempts, connecting from 45 yards, missing from 21 yards and having a 42-yard attempt blocked...Successful on all six extra point attempts...Totaled nine points in the game...Hit eight kickoffs for an average of 64.2 yards...Six kickoffs ended in a touchback. at Northwestern (10/7): Was 1-of-2 on field goal attempts and 4-for-4 on point after attempts to log seven points...Successful on a 21-yard attempt in the first quarter...Averaged 63.5 yards on six kickoffs, including three touchbacks. Michigan (10/21): Made all six point-after attempts...Hit seven kickoffs for an average of 62.4 yards and two touchbacks...Made his second career tackle on kickoff coverage...Named Co-Special Teams Player of the Week by the coaching staff, along with Blake Gillikin. at Ohio State (10/28): Totaled eight points, going 5-of-5 on PAT attempts and hitting his lone field goal attempt...Connected on a 24-yard field goal in the fourth quarter...Hit seven kickoffs for an average of 62.0 yards...Had one touchback. at Michigan State (11/4): Totaled six points on the game, including three extra points and a field goal...Was successful on his lone field goal attempt, a 26-yard connection in the third quarter...Hit five kickoffs for a 63.0-yard average...Had one touchback...Added career-high two tackles on kickoff coverage. Rutgers (11/11): Converted all five of his extra points attempts...Averaged 57.5 yards on six kickoffs. Nebraska (11/18): Made eight extra points on eight attempts...Hit nine kickoffs for an average of 62.3 yards per kick...Had three touchbacks. at Maryland (11/25): Hit a career-high nine extra point attempts...Converted a 30-yard field goal in the second quarter...Hit 10 kickoffs for a 56.6 yards per kick average...One kickoff went for a touchback...Had one tackle on kickoff coverage. vs. Washington (12/30): Converted all five extra point attempts...Booted six kickoffs for an average of 64.8 yards...Two kickoffs went for touchbacks.
➤ 2016 ➤ Junior Season
Awards: Earned the Vlade Award (most accurate collegiate kicker) from the Columbus Touchdown Club...Named All-Big Ten first team by the conference coaches...Earned All-Big Ten second team from the media...Is the first Nittany Lion kicker to earn first team honors since Kevin Kelly in 2008...Selected to Phil Steele’s All-Big Ten first team...Earned a spot on the Athlon Sports All-Big Ten second team...Named Pro Football Focus All-Big Ten second team...Selected to the All-ECAC first team...Named one of 20 semifinalists for the Lou Groza Award...Named one of three Lou Groza Award Stars of the Week on Oct. 3, 2016, following his effort vs. Minnesota, which included a game-tying field goal in the final seconds of regulation...Earned Big Ten Co-Special Teams Player of the Week (McCarron - Iowa) following a 4-for-4 effort on field goal attempts and a career-high 15 points at Rutgers (11/19)...Earned the John Bruno Memorial Award (outstanding member of special teams) at the annual Nittany Lion Football Banquet.
Season: Started all 14 games at place kicker...Off to the best kicking start in Penn State history.
Final Rankings: Led the Big Ten and was No. 8 nationally with a .917 field goal percentage...No. 2 in the B1G and No. 17 in the FBS in field goals per game (1.57 fgpg)...No. 2 in the Big Ten and No. 19 nationally in scoring (9.1 ppg)...No. 2 in the Big Ten and No. 11 nationally in total points (128)...Had the third-most extra point makes among kicker with a perfect percentage.
Kent State (9/3): Converted on all five kicks for nine points...Was 3-for-3 on extra points...Connected on field goals of 29 and 28 yards. at Pitt (9/10): Connected on a 38-yard field goal in the fourth quarter...Nailed all four extra point attempts. Temple (9/17): Tallied 10 points...Knocked in both field goal attempts and all four extra points...Converted field goals of 30 and a season-long 40 yards...Was the coaching staff’s Special Teams Player of the Week. at Michigan (9/24): Connected on a 21-yard field goal in the third quarter...Converted his only extra point attempt. Minnesota (10/1): Converted three field goals (19, 27, 40 yards) to push his streak to 17 straight makes to begin his career and set the school record...Made both extra point attempts to account for 11 points...Was the coaching staff’s Special Teams Player of the Week. Maryland (10/8): Handled five PAT attempts and converted his only field goal of the game for eight points...Connected on a 30-yard field goal in the second quarter to extend his school-record streak to 18 straight makes. Ohio State (10/22): Had his consecutive field goals made streak snapped on a blocked first-quarter attempt from 39 yards...Converted a field goal in the fourth quarter from 34 yards out...Hit all three extra point attempts. at Purdue (10/29): Converted all 10 of his kicks...Scored 14 points, with a pair of field goals and a career-best eight extra points...Connected on field goals of 29 and 33 yards. Iowa (11/5): Converted all five extra point attempts and was 2-of-3 on field goals...Scored 11 points...His unsuccessful field goal attempt was blocked in the first quarter...Converted field goals of 30 and 37 yards. at Indiana (11/12): Converted all seven kicks on the afternoon...Hit his only field goal attempt, a 39-yarder...Was 6-for-6 on extra points. at Rutgers (11/19): Connected on all seven kicks in wet and windy conditions...Converted field goals of 32, 34, 40 and 32 yards...His four made field goals are a career high total...Made all three extra point attempts...The 15 points scored are a career high. Michigan State (11/26): Scored nine points with one field goal and six extra points...Connected on a 35-yard field goal in the second quarter. vs. Wisconsin (12/3): Tallied eight points in the game...Converted his only field goal attempt, a 24-yard attempt...Hit all five extra points. vs. USC (1/2): Converted all seven extra point attempts...Hit eight kickoffs for an average of 57.6 yards and one touchback
➤ 2015 ➤ Sophomore Season
Season: Appeared in seven games with five starts...Made his Penn State debut against Army (10/3) after transferring from Bradley in 2014...Finished perfect on the season, going 8-for-8 on field goals and 11-for-11 on extra points.
Army (10/3): Had on 62-yard kickoff. Indiana (10/10): Connected on his first career field goal -- a 30-yard attempt in the fourth quarter...Also converted his first extra point attempt. Illinois (10/31): Converted both field goal attempts and all three extra point attempts...Knocked through field goals of 42 yards in the second quarter and 28 yards in the third quarter...Averaged 61.2 yards on five kickoffs. at Northwestern (11/7): Connected on all three extra point attempts...Averaged 56.8 yards on four kickoffs. Michigan (11/21): Connected on a season-high three field goal attempts (3-for-3) and his only extra point attempt...Converted field goal tries from 23, 24 and 18 yards. at Michigan State (11/28): Connected on his only field goal (29 yards) in the second quarter...Converted his lone extra point attempt. vs. Georgia (1/2): Was successful on his only field goal attempt (34 yards) in the second quarter...Also connected on both extra point attempts.
➤ 2014 ➤ Redshirt Freshman Season
Redshirt season...Joined the program as a run-on during the 2014 season.
➤ 2013 ➤ Freshman Season -- Bradley University
Appeared in 12 games as a member of the Bradley soccer program...Was one of four true freshmen on Bradley’s 2013 roster...Started the season-opener...Scored the game-winning, golden goal in the 95th minute versus UMass on Sept. 1.
➤ High School
Did not compete in football as a prep...Lettered twice in soccer for head coach Eric Wilson at St. Charles North High School...Also spent time as a part of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy...Ranked as the No. 10 recruit in the Midwest Region in 2013 by TopDrawerSoccer...One of only eight juniors to earn a spot on the 2001 Illinois High School Soccer Coaches Association all-state team...Set the St. Charles North season school record with 25 goals as a junior...Named the Chicago Sun-Times and Kane County Chronicle Area Player of the Year after his junior season...Was the lone freshman to earn a starting spot on the varsity as a freshman in 2009...A car accident forced him to the sidelines as a sophomore in 2010.
Full name is Tyler Dale Davis...Son of Tim and Sharon Davis...Has one brother, Joe...Majoring in economics and would like to own his own company one day...Born September 29, 1994 in St. Charles, Illinois.