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57 - Anthony Davis Position: Offensive Tackle
Class: Senior
Height: 6-4
Weight: 320
High School: Central-Lunenburg H.S.
Hometown: Victoria, Va.
 
photo         Has the ability to be one of the best offensive linemen in the BIG EAST Conference ... Rated the No. 21 offensive tackle in the Division I-A ranks by The Sporting News, which also lists him first-team on its All-BIG EAST team ... Possesses the size, strength and skills to separate himself from other offensive lineman, but must play at a higher pace and a more consistent level to do so ... Started every game at left tackle in 2001 and play welL.A. Times ... Drew a lot of attention from the coaches during the spring ... Performed much better ... A natural run-blocker who has matured in pass protection ... Has good quickness and athletic ability ... Also a starter on the extra point and field goal teams ... Will be looked to for leadership and pushed to play to his full ability ...

2001: Led the offensive line in total plays in 2001 ... Played 656 snaps on offense and 52 on special teams for a total of 708 plays ... Averaged 59.6 snaps per game on offense ... Graded out at 80.6 percent for the year with 29 knockdown blocks ... Saw action on 50 snaps and posted six knockdown blocks in his first career start against Connecticut ... Was in on 68 total plays at Rutgers ... Graded out at 85 percent on 75 plays against UCF ... Graded 87 percent with four knockdowns on 70 plays at West Virginia ... Played a career-high 75 offensive snaps and 84 total plays in a win over Boston College ... Had perhaps his best game against Syracuse, playing 68 offensive snaps against one of the nation's top pass rushers in Dwight Freeney ... Was in for 44 total snaps against Temple, grading 91 percent ... Played 72 offensive snaps, grading out at 82 percent at Virginia ... Had two knockdown blocks and graded out at 83 percent against No. 1 Miami ... Posted career-bests in the vertical jump (30 inches) and 40 (5.07) during spring testing ...

2000: Saw action in all 12 games at left tackle ... Played on the extra point and field goal teams ... Played a season-high 29 offensive plays against Central Florida and turned in his best performance of the season ... Also played well in the West Virginia and Pittsburgh games ... Was in for 27 snaps against both Temple and Miami ... Earned a winning grade in seven regular-season games ... Trimmed his weight during the off-season program ... Worked at guard and tackle in the spring ...

1999: Played in 10 of Tech's 11 regular-season games ... Worked a season-high 37 snaps in the opener against James Madison ... Played 20 snaps in games against UAB and Temple ... Earned a spot in Tech's Winner's Circle twice as a reserve ... Improved his strength and quickness during the winter ... Turned in a 30-inch vertical jump and 5.16 in the 40 at 318 pounds ... Made a push at left tackle during the spring and was named the team's most improved offensive player ...

Prep School: Started at offensive tackle for Coach Lonnie Messick at Hargrave in 1998 ...

High School: Originally signed with Tech after his senior year of high school ... An All-ACC Region pick by PrepStar magazine following his senior season in 1997 ... Rated the No. 28 player in Virginia by The Roanoke Times ... Also a member of the top 35 list chosen by the Richmond Times-Dispatch ... A first-team Group A all-state selection as an offensive lineman by the coaches and a second-team choice by AP ... Voted the James River District Defensive Player of the Year as a junior and senior ... Was first-team all-district and all-region on defense as a junior ... Made the first-team all-district team on both offense and defense his senior year and was a first-team all-region choice on offense ... Lettered three years as a two-way tackle for Coach Chippie Chappell ... Started three years on defense and two on offense ... Helped the team to a pair of district titles and a 26-6 record ... Was in on 55 tackles as a senior ... Intercepted a pass and blocked a punt ... Finished with 198 career tackles ... Intercepted a pass against Lakeland his sophomore year to seal a victory ... Lettered three seasons as a center/forward in basketball and also was a shot putter on the track team ...

Personal: Anthony Sherrod Davis ... Born 3/27/80 in Paterson, NJ ... Son of Paul and Dorothy Hite ... Enrolled in physical education.

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