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#7 Knile Davis
Position: RB
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 226
Year: Junior
City/State: Missouri City, Texas
High School: Fort Bend Marshall HS
Experience: 2 Letters
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Knile Davis
Courtesy: Athletic Communications
Release: 07/20/2011
CAREER SUMMARY: Davis has appeared in 26 games with nine starts and rushed 237 times for 1,485 yards and 17 touchdowns. His career rushing yards and rushing touchdown totals are the most among current Razorbacks. He also has caught 21 passes for 140 yards and one touchdown. He announced on Jan. 10, 2012 that he was returning to the Razorbacks for the 2012 season.

2011: Davis was voted a team captain and was named to numerous preseason All-America and All-SEC teams as well as watch lists for the Doak Walker Award, Maxwell Award and Walter Camp Award. He missed the entire 2011 season after suffering an injury Aug. 11 during a preseason scrimmage.

2010: He appeared in all 13 games with eight starts for the Razorbacks and was named first-team All-SEC by the AP and second-team All-SEC by the conference’s coaches after becoming just the 10th player in Arkansas history to post a 1,000-yard season on the ground. He rushed for 1,322 yards, the most by a running back in the SEC and the fourth-highest single-season total in program history. His average of 101.7 rushing yards per game ranked second in the SEC and 16th in the NCAA. He also ranked sixth in the SEC with 13 rushing touchdowns, tied for the 10th-highest single-season total in Arkansas history, and tied for sixth in the SEC for points by a non-kicker with 84. His six 100-yard rushing games tied for the fourth-highest single-season total. His 6.48 yards per rushing attempt was the highest in the NCAA among running backs that carried the ball at least 200 times and ranked as the fifth-highest single-season average at Arkansas. He averaged 112.2 all-purpose yards per game, which ranked sixth in the SEC. Davis ended the season with five consecutive 100-yard rushing games and his 157.8 rushing yards per game in November made him the only SEC player to average 100 yards per game on the ground in the season’s final full month. He rushed for a career-high 187 yards and two touchdowns on a career-high 30 carries, as well as collected two receptions for 12 yards and his first career receiving touchdown, in Arkansas’ 38-31 double-overtime win at No. 22 Mississippi State. His touchdown reception was from seven yards out and accounted for the winning margin in the second overtime. He tied his career-high carries mark the next week, rushing for 152 yards and one touchdown in the Razorbacks’ 31-23 victory vs. No. 6 LSU. He ran for a then-career-high 182 yards with one touchdown on just 11 carries and added one three-yard reception in UA’s 58-21 win vs. UTEP. In Arkansas’ 38-24 victory vs. Ole Miss, Davis rushed 22 times for a then-career-high 176 yards and a career-high three touchdowns with two receptions for 19 yards. He tied his career-high touchdown total in helping the Razorbacks to a 41-20 win at No. 18 South Carolina, finding the end zone three times while carrying the ball 22 times for 110 yards and hauling in one pass for five yards in a performance that earned him SEC Offensive Player of the Week honors. He ran for 139 yards on 26 carries and had three receptions for eight yards in the Allstate Sugar Bowl vs. No. 6 Ohio State. In Arkansas’ 49-14 win vs. Vanderbilt, he had three catches for 42 yards to supplement his 82 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries. He toted the ball 14 times for 91 yards and added three receptions for 22 yards at No. 7 Auburn. He recorded 82 yards on 10 rushes in UA’s 24-17 win vs. Texas A&M and ran the ball five times for 19 yards in a 31-7 victory vs. ULM. He posted 67 rushing yards on six carries and added one 15-yard reception in the Razorbacks’ season-opening 44-3 win vs. Tennessee Tech. Davis carried the ball six times for 42 yards and caught two passes for 14 yards vs. No. 1 Alabama. In the Razorbacks’ 31-24 win at Georgia, he scored one touchdown on three rushes.

2009: He played in all 13 games with a start vs. No. 17 Auburn. He finished fifth on the team with 163 yards on 33 carries. His four touchdowns ranked second and his 4.9 yards per carry average was third among players with 10 or more rushes. He also had two catches for four yards and made four tackles on special teams. He rushed the ball a season-high seven times for a season-high 59 yards and two touchdowns against Eastern Michigan. Davis scored on the opening drive of the game on a 36-yard run followed by a five-yard touchdown run in the second half. His first career rush was a 15-yarder in the opener against Missouri State. He had two carries each at Alabama, for six yards, and against Texas A&M, for 11 yards. He had six carries for 26 yards against No. 17 Auburn. Davis ran four times for 20 yards against South Carolina and four for 13 against Troy. He had two carries for six yards at LSU and two for three in the Liberty Bowl victory over East Carolina.

Davis played for Fort Bend Marshall High School and as a senior had 33 carries for 278 yards and two touchdowns as well as three receptions for 46 yards. He finished his junior season with 425 rushing yards and four touchdowns, despite playing in only four games due to a fractured collarbone. He was rated the No. 17 running back in the nation by Rivals and No. 23 by Scout. Rivals.com also listed him as the No. 18 prospect in the state of Texas and he was on the Rivals.com 250 list. He was also selected as the second-best running back in the state of Texas by The Dallas Morning News. He bench pressed 350 pounds and squatted 450 pounds. He had a 31-inch vertical leap. He was coached in high school by Darryl Phipps and also ran track. He selected Arkansas over Oklahoma, LSU, Missouri, Nebraska, Georgia Tech and Texas A&M.

Born Oct. 5, 1991, he is the son Regina Gardner and Kevin Davis. He is majoring in criminal justice.

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