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Ashlan Davis
3   Ashlan Davis

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Mesquite, Texas

High School:
Poteet HS

Last College:
Tyler JC

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 179

Position:
Wide Receiver

Experience:
1L


Tulsa -- A returning letterwinner and All-America kick returner . . . enters the 2005 season needing just one touchdown on a kickoff return to tie Anthony Davis of USC (1972-74) for the NCAA career record with six touchdowns on kickoff returns . . . transferred to Tulsa from Tyler Junior College . . . enrolled at mid-semester 2004 . . . 2004 -- Played in all 12 games and started six contests at receiver . . . had 37 kickoff returns for 1,131 yards and five touchdowns . . . ranked first in the WAC and third in the nation in average kickoff return yardage with a 30.6 average . . . was Tulsa's second-leading receiver with 30 receptions for 462 yards and one touchdown . . . set the NCAA record for kickoff returns for touchdowns in a season with five, as three was the previous NCAA record . . . also broke the NCAA record of three consecutive games with a kickoff return for a touchdown with four -- Boise State, Nevada, Rice and SMU . . . earned first-team All-America honors by Pro Football Weekly, SportsIllustrated.com, Rivals.com and CollegeSportsReport.com . . . was a second-team All-America selection by The Sporting News and the Walter Camp Foundation . . . established school kickoff return records for most yards (1,131), touchdowns (5), returns (37), average (30.6) and longest (100) in a season . . . also set single-game records for yards (199) and average yards per return (60.0) . . . also blocked a punt and recovered it for a 13-yard TD in 2004 against Southwest Missouri State to break a 7-7 tie late in the second quarter . . . his kickoff returns for touchdowns covered 100 yards vs. Boise State, 94 yards vs. Nevada, 83 yards against Rice, 96 yards vs. SMU and 74 yards against UTEP . . . had five games with 100+ yards in kickoff returns . . . his best game receiving came against Navy with five receptions for 98 yards . . . had three catches for 73 yards and one touchdown against Rice, including a season-long reception of 52 yards . . . Overall -- Has "big play" capabilities as a kick returner and receiver . . . a playmaker . . . has great speed and quickness . . . can be a deep threat, and has the ability to catch the ball underneath . . . an exciting player who has the ability to go the distance when he touches the ball . . . caught four passes for 49 yards in the spring game.

Junior College -- Was a two-year letterwinner at Tyler Junior College . . . started at receiver his sophomore season . . . had 34 receptions for 960 yards and 11 touchdowns his sophomore season, while also returning one punt for a touchdown . . . junior college coach was Dale Carr.

High School -- Was a three-year letterwinner at Poteet High School . . . started both his junior and senior seasons at cornerback and running back . . . had 11 interceptions in his final two years . . . his prep team posted a three-year record of 29-8 . . . was listed among Dave Campbell's Texas Football Magazine Top 300 Seniors . . . high school coach was Bill Taylor.

Personal -- Favorite NFL team is the Dallas Cowboys . . . his favorite NFL players are Terrell Owens and Randy Moss . . . his favorite sport to watch besides football is drag racing . . . if he were forced to give up all of his possessions but one, he would keep is '69 Camaro . . . the most memorable place he has visited is Cancun, Mexico . . . parents are Darious and Carla Davis . . . majoring in communication . . . born February 15, 1983.

Davis' Career Totals
Receiving	G	Rec	Yds	Avg	TD	Long
2004 (Jr)	12	30	462	15.4	1	52

Kickoff Returns G No Yds Avg TD Long 2004 (Jr) 12 37 1131 30.6 5 100

Rushing G Att Gain Loss Net TD Avg Long 2004 (Jr) 12 8 62 19 43 0 5.4 14

Davis' 100+ Kickoff Return Games Opponent Ret. Yds TDs Long @ Hawaii 6 149 0 51 Boise State 5 168 1 100 @ Nevada 2 120 1 83 @ SMU 5 199 1 96 UTEP 6 180 1 74

Most TDs Scored on Kickoff Returns in NCAA History (Season) 5 Ashlan Davis, Tulsa (2004) 3 Forest Hall, San Franciso (1946) 3 Stan Brown, Purdue (1970) 3 Anthony Davis, Southern Cal (1974) 3 Willie Gault, Tennessee (1980) 3 Terance Mathis, New Mexico (1989) 3 Leeland McElroy, Texas A&M (1993) 3 DeAndra Cobb, Michigan State (2003)