Catching History: Andre Davis

Posted: July 22, 2014 in Football

Entering the 2014 season, Andre Davis is primed to set several records in his final year as a Bull. The Tampa native and Jefferson HS alum has become the go-to receiver throughout his career at USF and the numbers he has already set and continues to chase down are historic. Let’s take a look at what numbers he is chasing and how close he is to setting more records.

Davis, the 6’1″ 207 lb. senior, set several records last year in a season that was fairly ugly. He led the team with 49 receptions, 4th all time in a single season. He had 735 yards, setting a single season record. He had 3 100-yard receiving games, a program record. He also extended his streak to 30 games with at least one reception, a record that may not be touched for some time. His numbers were strong last year but they were just adding on to his historic numbers he has put up throughout his first 3 years while at USF. In his career, Davis had 117 receptions, 1542 yards, and has 10 receiving touchdowns. Let’s see how those where those numbers stack up in the record books.

Davis had 49 receptions last year, ranking 4th all time in a single season. This ranks behind Hugh Smith (62), Jessie Hester Jr. (54), and Huey Whittaker (52) for a single season. His 117 receptions ranks 2nd all time for USF! He sits behind Hugh Smith and his 131 career receptions, just 14 behind him for the all time lead, a number he should be able to reach fairly early in the season.

Davis still holds the record for most receiving yards in a single game with 191 yards (back against Nevada). He holds the single season record for 735 yards in a single season, beating out Carlton Mitchell who held the mark for several years at 706. Davis is still behind Mitchell for most receiving yards and his 1648 yards. However, Davis is just 106 yards behind, a record he could reach in a single game.

Davis has 10 reception touchdowns as well. He sits just 4 behind DeAndrew Rubin and his 14 receiving touchdowns. If the Bulls offense is even slightly better this season, he could reset that record as well.

Consider that Davis has had 2 different head coaches, 3 different offensive coordinators, different quarterbacks and despite all that, he could be the greatest receiver (arguably) in program history once the season is over. Just knowing that, the numbers are even more impressive and the 2014 season could just add to his legacy as a Bull.

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