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#33  J.D. Davis

Clemson, S.C.
High School:
Daniel HS

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Valuable contributor on special teams, primarily on the kickoff coverage unit, throughout his time with the Tigers … completed career with 117 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, three sacks, an interception and a forced fumble in 777 snaps over 51 games (seven starts) … one of five Tigers to earn a national championship ring as a second-generation Tiger, and earned his second alongside his brother, Judah, to surpass the one earned by his father, College Football Hall of Famer Jeff Davis.

2018: Credited with 45 tackles (4.0 for loss), 2.0 sacks, a forced fumble and an interception in 346 snaps over 14 games (two starts) … made four tackles each in wins against Furman and Texas A&M … had three tackles vs. Georgia Southern … recorded his first start of the season at Georgia Tech, earning team co-defensive player of the week honors after collecting 10 tackles and a sack … posted two tackles in games vs. Syracuse and at Wake Forest … added two tackles at Florida State … recorded a sack and forced fumble among his four tackles vs. Louisville … made three tackles, including one for loss, at No. 17 Boston College … posted three tackles and his first career interception vs. South Carolina … added three tackles against Pitt … made two tackles vs. No. 3 Notre Dame in the Cotton Bowl … contributed three tackles vs. No. 1 Alabama in National Championship Game.

2017: Had 55 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss and a sack in 332 snaps over 14 games (five starts) … had four tackles in 12 snaps against Kent State on Sept. 2 … averaged a tackle every 6.3 snaps, second on the team (minimum 100 snaps) … had two tackles and his first career sack in four snaps against No. 13 Auburn on Sept. 9 … had five tackles in 20 snaps against Boston College on Sept. 23 … had 11 tackles in 36 snaps at No. 12 Virginia Tech on Sept. 30 … had five tackles and a tackle for loss in 24 snaps against Georgia Tech on Oct. 28; was his first career start; named team co-defensive player-of-the-game … had four tackles in 32 snaps at No. 20 NC State on Nov. 4 … had a team-high eight tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss in 55 snaps against Florida State on Nov. 11 … had three tackles in eight snaps at South Carolina on Nov. 25 … had a team-tying-high seven tackles and a tackle for loss in 47 snaps against No. 4 Alabama in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1; named team co-defensive player-of-the-game.

2016: Posted 11 tackles in 80 snaps, while appearing in all 15 games … posted a tackle in 12 snaps against Troy … played 19 snaps against SC State, with two tackles … notched two tackles in eight snaps at Boston College … posted three tackles in 18 snaps against Syracuse … logged nine snaps defensively at Wake Forest … assisted on a tackle in 13 snaps against South Carolina … had an assist in win over Ohio State.

2015: Played 19 snaps and contributed six tackles in eight games … logged six snaps and a tackle in the opener … posted two special teams tackles against Georgia Tech on kickoff coverage … logged three snaps at Miami … posted two tackles against Wake Forest … had a tackle in the National Championship Game.

Before Clemson: Originally signed with Clemson in 2014 … starting linebacker on the Daniel High School team that had a 14-1 record and played in the state championship game as a senior; one of the reasons Daniel held 10 teams to 10 points or less and posted five shutouts … had 87 tackles, eight for loss, three sacks and a 33-yard interception return for a touchdown as a senior … coached by Randy Robinson … recruited by Chad Morris … enrolled at Clemson in January 2015.

Personal: Brother of Judah Davis; he became part of the first twin-brother combination at Clemson since Brandon and Byron Clear signed in February 2007 … son of Jeff Davis, a former Clemson All-America linebacker, 1981 National Championship team captain and College Football Hall of Famer … graduated Dec. 21, 2017 with a degree in marketing … four-time ACC Honor Roll selection … born June 17, 1996.