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Davis Webb | Quarterback

Team: California Golden Bears
Age / DOB:  (21) / 1/22/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 209

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Cal OC Jake Spavital indicated that senior QB Davis Webb was named the starter for 2016 due to his experience and grasp of the offensive system.
"Fans are going to see a very confident quarterback who likes to take control of the game and compete every play," Spavital said. Chase Forest and Ross Bowers were both hopefuls for the starting job prior to Webb winning over the coaching staff. As HC Sonny Dykes explained it, "We felt like it was the right decision to make once separation occurred. Davis' maturity and knowledge of what we're trying to do put him a little bit ahead of the other quarterbacks." We will have a chance to see the 6-foot-5, 209-pounder in action soon enough -- Cal jumps the rest of the opening-week schedule via their Australian showdown with Hawaii, set to kick off on August 26. Aug 4 - 2:21 PM
Source: ABC News

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Cal named senior QB Davis Webb the starter for the 2016 season.

During Pac-12 media days, HC Sonny Dykes indicated that there was no timetable for a starting gunslinger to be named and that it "could be five practices in" or "two weeks in." Turns out, three practices was all it took for Webb to rise to the top of the mountain. OC Jake Spavital praised his work as early as the first practice of August, saying that the 6-foot-5, 209-pounder "does have a tremendous arm" before adding "I think he's going to be pretty good." Webb's best season at Texas Tech prior to transferring out over the offseason came in 2014, when he threw for 2,539 yards (61.2% completions) with a 24/13 TD/INT ratio.
Source: Scout.com
Aug 4 - 1:13 PM

Cal HC Sonny Dykes refused to put a timetable on naming a starting quarterback.

Dykes said that his decision on 2016's starting quarterback "could be five practices in, could be a week in, could be two weeks in." Senior QB Davis Webb -- who transferred over from Texas Tech this offseason after a flirtation with Colorado -- is widely thought to be the favorite in this competition. For his 23-game playing career with the Red Raiders, he completed 61.4% of his passes for 5,557 yards and a 46/22 TD/INT ratio. Dykes praised his work ethic during Pac-12 Media Days, noting that Webb has been putting in long hours at the stadium in order to iron out the on-field relationship with his receivers and OC Jake Spavital.
Source: SB Nation
Jul 21 - 2:03 PM

Cal graduate QB Davis Webb enrolled at the university on Wednesday.

This was expected and completes Webb's somewhat awkward transfer from Texas Tech. He had been pledged to Colorado for much of the offseason before reversing course and joining Cal earlier this month. The 6-foot-5, 209-pounder threw for 5,557 yards (61.4% completions) with a 46/22 TD/INT ratio in 23 games with the Red Raiders. Pro Football Focus' Steve Palazzolo would like to see him improve his work against the zone as well as his speed in moving through progressions as he moves closer to the NFL.
May 28 - 3:09 PM

Pro Football Focus' Steve Palazzolo believes Cal graduate QB Davis Webb "will attract the NFL’s attention" but must "make better decisions against zone coverage."

The 6-foot-5, 220-pound Webb recently signed with the Golden Bears as a grad transfer with an eye on taking over for Jared Goff. At Texas Tech in 2014, the big-armed Webb ranked No. 16 with a big-time throw percentage of 5.43 percent. "He can throw with accuracy and touch both between and outside the numbers, but his flashes of brilliance were accompanied equally by head-scratching throws," Palazzolo wrote. While Webb proved adept at shredding teams downfield, his 5.71 percent rate of turnover-worthy plays (13 interceptions on only 345 attempts in 2014) forced the Red Raiders to hand his job to a guy named Patrick Mahomes, who never gave it back. "Webb is often mechanical and robotic in the pocket and a little too slow to get through his progressions," Palazzolo wrote. "However, the flashes are enough to think that Webb can have success in the Pac-12, particularly since he’s moving to a similar offensive system."
May 26 - 8:14 PM

Cal graduate QB Davis Webb defended his decision to transfer to Cal over Colorado, telling FOX Sports' Bruce Feldman, "I only have one year to do this."

Webb -- who committed to a Colorado transfer in January -- indicated that he called Buffs' HC Mike MacIntyre to inform him of his ultimate decision to jump over to Cal earlier this month. He didn't want MacIntyre to hear the news second-hand. "When I committed in January, that was the best situation for me, but then something that fit me better came along," Webb said, later adding, "I really want to get to know as many of [the Cal players] (in the next few weeks) as I can and embrace the culture here that Coach (Sonny) Dykes has created."
Source: FOX Sports
May 23 - 12:25 PM

ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. ranked Cal graduate QB Davis Webb the No. 1 senior quarterback prospect for 2017.

Webb (formerly of Texas Tech) broke a long-standing transfer commitment to Colorado and jumped over to Cal earlier this week. He is technically not a senior, having already graduated, but Kiper smashes him onto the top of his senior list regardless. Minnesota's Mitch Leidner and Ole Miss' Chad Kelly round out the top three on that list. The analyst wrote that Webb "has an NFL skill set and is a player NFL teams will watch closely," adding that the 6-foot-5, 220-pounder "could thrive in the draft process."
May 21 - 6:48 PM

Texas Tech graduate QB Davis Webb spurned Colorado and transferred to California.

Webb pledged his final season of eligibility to Mike MacIntyre's Buffaloes in January. Rumors of a re-opened process started in the month that followed. On Wednesday, Bears HC Sonny Dykes officially flipped Webb to complete the stunning eleventh-hour coup. The 6-foot-5, 220-pound Webb posted a 46/22 career TD/INT rate for the Red Raiders before losing his starting job to Pat Mahomes. In 2013, former HC Kliff Kingsbury said Webb had top-five NFL Draft talent due to his size, arm and mind. "He has a chance to be very special," Kingsbury said. Eligible to play immediately, Webb isn't guaranteed Jared Goff's old gig, but he should be considered the prohibitive favorite heading into the summer.
May 18 - 4:45 PM

Colorado HC Mike MacIntyre indicated that he is not concerned about graduate QB Davis Webb's potential transfer.

"[Webb]’s told me he’s coming time after time, so I just trust what he says," MacIntyre explained. The former Red Raider gunslinger signed a non-binding financial aid agreement with the Buffaloes earlier this offseason, but Webb's heart might be wandering about right now. He visited Cal over the weekend and ESPN.com later reported that he would also visit Auburn. MacIntyre referred to the Wordwide Leader's report as "erroneous." Expect this situation to sort itself out over the coming weeks. It should be interesting to see whether Webb actually ends up sticking to his Colorado commitment. Signs at this juncture seem to be saying otherwise, but sometimes smoke is just smoke, rather than an indicator of fire.
Apr 13 - 12:01 AM

Colorado graduate QB Davis Webb will visit Auburn.

Webb was committed to a transfer from Texas Tech to Colorado in late January and while that is still the case, he is now expanding his options. Sometimes the heart just wanders. The 6-foot-5, 209-pounder visited Cal over the weekend and it now looks like he is also considering take a shot at the flaming pile of depression that is the Auburn quarterback competition. He hasn't publicly set a date for his visit to the Tigers, but told ESPN.com that he would head south soon to check out what Gus Malzahn's cooking up at Auburn. During Saturday's A-Day spring game, the offenses went a combined 1-for-22 on third down. We wouldn't blame Webb if he thinks he can waltz in and win the starting job. His Colorado commitment is not binding, should he choose another school. Webb played in 23 games at Texas Tech, passing for 5,557 yards (61.4% completions) with a 46/22 TD/INT ratio in that space.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 10 - 7:47 PM

Colorado graduate QB Davis Webb is visiting Cal this weekend.

While Webb committed to a Colorado transfer from Texas Tech back in January, he is not bound to that commitment. Cal is a logical avenue for the 6-foot-5, 220-pound quarterback to consider given that Jared Goff is headed for the green pastures of the NFL and he would have an opportunity to immediately compete for the starting job. In 23 games with the Red Raiders, he threw for 5,557 yards (61.4% completions) with a 46/22 TD/INT ratio. He lost his starting job to Patrick Mahomes prior to the 2015 campaign. Regardless of whether he ultimately sticks to his Colorado commitment or flips over to Cal, Webb will be able to play immediately in 2016.
Source: FOX Sports
Apr 9 - 8:19 PM

Texas Tech graduate QB Davis Webb transferred to Colorado.

The tea leaves have been pointing this way since Webb announced he'd be leaving the Red Raiders. It's an obvious coup for the Buffaloes, who are expected to be without three-year starting QB Sefo Liufau in 2016 season because of a Lisfranc injury. "I just know it's a good fit with Colorado," Webb said. "I really like what Coach Mac (Mike MacIntyre) and (OC) Coach (Brian) Lindgren are doing with the offense. ... I will get plenty of exposure to pursue my dream of playing in the NFL." The 6-foot-5, 220-pound Webb owns a 46/22 career TD/INT rate. He lost his job to Patrick Mahomes last year. As a grad, Webb is immediately eligible to play. TT HC Kliff Kingsbury has said the 21-year-old has the tools to be a top-five overall NFL pick due to his size, arm and mind. "He has a chance to be very special," Kingsbury said in 2013.
Source: FOX Sports
Jan 27 - 2:55 PM

Texas Tech graduate QB Davis Webb is taking an official visit to Colorado over the weekend.

In addition, Davis told FOX Sports that he expects to have an official visit at Auburn in February. Webb announced his intention to transfer from Texas Tech last month. "I'm just looking for the right school, right fit and for the opportunity to compete for the starting job and to win a lot of games," Webb said. He hopes to make a decision by the first week of March. The 6-foot-5, 220-pound Webb posted a 46/22 career TD/INT rate before losing his job to the gifted Patrick Mahomes last year. "He has a chance to be very special," HC Kliff Kingsbury said in 2013. "He has one of the quickest releases and strongest arms I've been around. Very smart, intellectual thinker. Processes things very quickly. Sees the field. Great at checking to the right place."
Source: FOX Sports
Jan 15 - 2:27 PM

Texas Tech junior QB Davis Webb announced that he intends to transfer.

Webb put out the notice on Twitter. It read in part: "After consulting with Coach Kingsbury, we both agreed it would be in my best interest to pursue other opportunities to further my education and playing career." While the 6-foot-5, 209-pound junior has yet to decide where he'll be playing in the future, he'll be able to play immediately once he arrives. Because Webb's graduating in the spring, he'll circumvent the NCAA's draconian transfer policies that require players to sit out a season. Webb's high point with the Red Raiders came when he threw for 403 yards and four touchdowns in a Holiday Bowl win over Arizona State in 2013. Patrick Mahomes took over as starter after Webb faltered down the stretch in 2014.
Thu, Dec 31, 2015 01:32:00 AM

Texas Tech will return both sophomore QB Davis Webb and Patrick Mahomes against Oklahoma.

Kliff Kingsbury refused to name a starter, however. Webb injured his ankle against TCU on October 25. Mahomes then started against Texas but was sidelined with a head injury. "You would like him to get a hundred percent healthy," Kingsbury said of Webb. "I'm not sure he's there yet. But him at 80 percent is still pretty good."
Fri, Nov 14, 2014 12:02:00 PM