Alfred Davis is in his third season as defensive graduate assistant at his alma mater after lettering for the Razorbacks from 2009-12.
Davis has worked closely with the defensive line during his two seasons in Fayetteville. Last season, the Razorbacks’ front four helped the defense hold 12 of 13 opponents below their season rushing average. Arkansas allowed only 116.46 yards rushing per game, which ranked second in the SEC and 12th nationally.
During his first season as a graduate assistant, the Arkansas defense posted one of its best seasons ever. He helped the Razorbacks finish in the top 10 in both scoring and total defense for the first time since Arkansas joined the SEC in 1992. Davis also worked with two NFL Draft selections – Trey Flowers (4th round, New England) and Darius Philon (6th round, San Diego).
As a player, Davis appeared in 49 games, including the final 44 of his career, with 16 starts and collected 78 tackles, 5.0 for loss with 1.0 sack, two quarterback hurries, one pass breakup and one forced fumble. He made eight starts in his senior season and recorded 38 tackles, including 2.5 for loss, two quarterback hurries, one forced fumble and one pass breakup.
As a junior, Davis played in all 13 games and recorded 14 tackles while helping lead Arkansas to an 11-2 final record and a No. 5 ranking in the final AP poll of the year, the Razorbacks’ first top-five finish since 1977. The 11 wins matched the most in school history and Arkansas finished the season with a win in the Cotton Bowl. In 2010, he made seven starts in 13 appearances and finished the season with 24 tackles, including 2.0 for loss with 1.0 sack while Arkansas won 10 games and made the program’s first BCS appearance with an invitation to the Allstate Sugar Bowl. Davis also played in the Liberty Bowl as a freshman.
After his playing career, Davis interned at Fayetteville High School in 2012 and was a volunteer coach for the Fayetteville HS football team in 2013.
Davis, a native of College Park, Georgia, earned his bachelor’s degree in sports management with a minor in communication in 2012. He was named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll in 2010, 2011 and 2012 as well as the Athletic Department Honor Roll in the fall of 2009 and the Athletic Director’s List in the fall of 2012. He was also nominated for the 2013 Brad Davis SEC Community Service Postgraduate Scholarship.