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Mike Davis | Running Back

Team: South Carolina Gamecocks
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 214

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NFL scouts will monitor South Carolina junior RB Mike Davis "to see if he can carry the load as a pro," writes NFL.com's Bucky Brooks.
The 5-foot-9, 215-pound Davis led the SEC in rushing last season as Marcus Lattimore's replacement. He reportedly runs the 40-yard dash in the 4.5-second range. "Davis is a power runner with nifty feet and outstanding balance," Brooks wrote. "He slithers through traffic between the tackles, yet displays the strength and power to run through contact on the second level. As a result, Davis routinely breaks off big gains against loaded defenses geared to stop the Gamecocks' potent running game." May 26 - 3:08 PM
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South Carolina sophomore RB Mike Davis is "pretty close" to 100-percent health, according to running backs coach Everette Sands.

Davis enters the Capital One Bowl against Wisconsin with 1,134 rushing yards this season. The sophomore, however, averaged just 2.7 yards per carry in the final three games as he suffered from shoulder, rib and ankle injuries. "He's had some really good days of practice here," Sands said. "I am looking forward to him being close to full strength and do some things and get back to that old Mike Davis."
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 02:43:00 PM

South Carolina sophomore RB Mike Davis rushed for 128 yards on 15 carries in a 34-16 win over Mississippi State.

Davis added 26 receiving yards on two catches. The sophomore uncharacteristically fumbled a few chances away in the past few weeks, but he is back on track and remains one of the top prospects at his position.
Sat, Nov 2, 2013 05:32:00 PM

South Carolina sophomore RB Mike Davis rushed for 137 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries in the schools 23-21 loss to Tennessee.

Davis added 16 yards on two catches. We expected South Carolina to test the edge more often, since Vol linebacker A.J. Johnson struggles to run laterally, but Davis did make the most of many carries. He broke one for a long of 45 yards. He should be mentioned among the top sophomore backs in the country.
Sat, Oct 19, 2013 04:34:00 PM

South Carolina sophomore RB Mike Davis took 19 carries for 128 yards and a touchdown in a 52-7 win over Arkansas.

Davis is one of the top running backs in the country, and hopefully he starts drawing his deserved recognition. Davis, who is built like a fire hydrant, is not just a power back despite his tendency to consistently beat first contact. The compact runner has plenty of long speed as well.
Sat, Oct 12, 2013 03:40:00 PM

South Carolina sophomore RB Mike Davis rushed for 167 yards and three touchdowns on 26 carries in a 28-25 win over UCF.

Yeldon, Gurley, and Johnson steal true sophomore running back headlines, but Davis deserves to be in that conversation. The Gamecock is a truck with great vision, patience, and long speed. He's been a nice surprise all season.
Sat, Sep 28, 2013 04:13:00 PM

South Carolina sophomore RB Mike Davis rushed for 77 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries in a 35-25 win over Vanderbilt.

These might not be big numbers, but Davis continues to show excellent power running and underrated foot speed. Our own Josh Norris thinks Davis is a better player than Marcus Lattimore was following his first surgery, and the Gamecocks would be wise to ride the sophomore all season.
Sun, Sep 15, 2013 09:39:00 AM

South Carolina sophomore RB Mike Davis totaled 149 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries in the 41-30 loss to Georgia.

Davis added four receptions for 49 yards. The 2015 running back class continues to look loaded, and Davis is a new entry into the group. We absolutely love his success against contact and leg drive to work beyond the first level. He made an excellent block in pass protection, too, which is obviously valued at the NFL level.
Sun, Sep 8, 2013 09:13:00 AM

South Carolina sophomore RB Mike Davis amassed 115 rushing yards and a touchdown on 12 carries against South Carolina.

This was good for a 9.6 yards per carry average. Davis, the little borther of former Clemson runner James Davis, was named the starting tailback over Brandon Wilds just a few days ago. His leg drive and ability to win beyond first contact was very impressive, but South Carolina's line was able to move the Tar Heels' defensive front at will.
Fri, Aug 30, 2013 08:59:00 AM

Sophomore Mike Davis has been named South Carolina's starting RB.

As a true freshman, Davis took 52 carries for 275 yards and two touchdowns. The sophomore was competing with Brandon Wilds for the number one spot. Marcus Lattimore's injury allowed Davis to gain experience as a runner, and he showed flashes between the tackle.
Tue, Aug 20, 2013 12:35:00 PM