7   Britt Davis
Britt Davis

RS Senior

Broadview, IL

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 205



Finished his career fifth on the NIU all-time charts for career catches with 146 and totaled 1,676 career receiving yards and 2,063 all-purpose yards. Also completed two-of-four passes and rushed 15 times for 66 yards, and scored nine career TDs, eight receiving for 56 total points.

2008: While continuing to recover from offseason shoulder surgery, played in 12 games and started three, including the season opener and the Independence Bowl game. Totaled 113 receiving yards on 14 catches as a senior to rank fifth on the team in receptions. Recorded a season-high four catches in the season opener at Minnesota for 24 yards. Had two receptions, and a season-high 27 yards receiving versus Toledo with a season-long 18-yard grab. Hauled in two catches apiece versus Ball State and Navy, for 23 and 18 yards, respectively. Also caught passes against Indiana State, Eastern Michigan, Central Michigan and Louisiana Tech.

2007: Started nine games at wide receiver as injuries limited him during his junior season. Missed a three-game stretch vs. Temple (10-6), Western Michigan (10-13), and Wisconsin (10-20). Still ranked second on the team with 391 receiving yards and third on the squad with 33 catches. His 11.8 yards per catch average was second on the squad, as were his 43.4 receiving yards per game. Made a career long 45-yard reception vs. Ball State (11-24), one of four catches on the day. Caught six passes for 75 yards vs. Iowa (9-1) including a 21-yard grab. Made five receptions vs. Eastern Michigan (9-15). Scored a touchdown on a two-yard catch in Northern Illinois' 42-35 win at Idaho (9-22). Tied his season-high with six receptions at Central Michigan (9-29) for 60 yards. Tallied a season-best 81 receiving yards at Toledo (10-27) on four catches, including a 28-yard touchdown. Served as one of four permanent team captains as a junior.

2006: Earned Honorable Mention All-MAC accolades after leading team with school sophomore record 57 receptions for 731 yards and three touchdowns. Amassed 1,069 all-pupose yards, second-best on the team, and recorded each of the team's three 100-yard receiving games. Caught five passes for 23 yards at Ohio State (9-2). Totaled five catches for 53 yards vs. Ohio (9-9). Eclipsed 100-yard plateau for the first time with 115 yards on five receptions and totaled 178 all-purpose yards while adding three kickoff returns for 63 yards at Ball State (9-30). Made four catches for 30 yards, added one rush for 13 yards and returned three kickoffs for 75 yards, including a 39-yarder, at Miami (10-8). Had 31-yard touchdown reception as part of seven-catch, 89-yard performance at Western Michigan (10-14). Hauled in a 21-yard touchdown pass and posted a team-leading six receptions for 92 yards vs. Temple (10-21). Caught a touchdown in third-straight game with 25-yard snag at Iowa and totaled three catches for 38 yards (10-28). Racked up career-best 199 all-purpose yards and 163 receiving yards on nine catches and two kickoff returns vs. Toledo (11-7). Totaled 100 yards on nine receptions at Eastern Michigan (11-24). Started at receiver and returned three kickoffs for 54 yards vs. TCU in Poinsettia Bowl (12-19).

2005: Caught at least one pass in all 12 games, totaling a NIU freshman record 42 receptions for 441 yards and three touchdowns. Carried eight times for 49 yards and one TD and completed two-of-three passes for 17 yards on the year. Made first collegiate start and had two receptions for 18 yards at Michigan (9-3). Caught two passes for 25 yards, carried four times for 33 yards and completed two-of-three passes for 17 yards as quarterback vs. Tennessee Tech (9-17). Caught six passes for 61 yards, including 24-yard touchdown grab with 13 seconds remaining to send game into overtime vs. Akron (9-24). Made four catches for 71 yards vs. Kent State (10-22). Hauled in eight passes for 54 yards and a TD vs. Ball State (10-29). Caught two passes for 41 yards, including 38-yarder, in MAC Championship Game vs. Akron (12-1).

2004: Redshirted. Ranked as No. 3 recruit in MAC by Athlon Sports.

High School: Produced 7,700 career yards total offense and 90 TDs in 22 starts as quarterback on two state Class 5A playoff teams. Completed 461-of-766 passes (60.2%) for 6,266 yards, 39 TDs and 21 interceptions, added 17 rushing TDs and 1,434 rushing yards on 163 attempts. Posted nine career 300-yard passing games. Made PrepStar Midwest All-Region and ranked by Rivals.com as No. 18 recruit in state and No. 23 dual-threat QB in nation. Rated among Top 100 players in Midwest and No. 9 QB in region by The Sporting News and listed among "Other Seniors to Watch" in Street & Smith's College Football prior to senior season. Two-time all-state selection during final two years. Named first team Suburban Prairie Conference All-East Division and Division MVP, first team Suburban Life Newspapers All-Area and Area Player of the Year, special mention Chicago Sun-Times All-Area and postseason Top 100 Area Player, special mention Champaign News-Gazette All-State, special mention Chicago Tribune All-State, and first team all-state by Illinois High School Football Coaches' Association as a senior. Hit 199-of-341 passes for 3,237 yards, 31 TDs and 10 interceptions while rushing for 615 yards and eight TDs on 88 attempts during final season. Twice threw for 500-plus yards in a game during senior campaign. Picked first team SPC All-Blue Division, first team Suburban Life Newspapers All-Area, special mention Champaign News-Gazette All-State, and special mention Chicago Tribune All-State as a junior. Completed 262-of-425 passes for 3,029 yards, 39 touchdowns and 11 interceptions and rushed for 819 yards and nine TDs during junior year. Starting defensive back and notched 80 tackles, eight deflections, and four interceptions as sophomore. Earned three letters in football, two in basketball and one in track. Qualified for Class AA state track meet in 200 meters in 2003. Honor Roll student.

Personal: Born April 23, 1986. Corporate communications major with a minor in black studies. Son of Kevin Davis and Elanda Mayweather. Younger brother of NIU TE Brandon Davis. Fan of NFL receivers Chad Johnson and Steve Smith.


Year G/GS Rec. Yds. Avg. TD Lg Yds/Gm
2005 12/9 42 441 10.5 3 38 36.8
2006 13/13 57 731 12.8 3 41 56.2
2007 9/9 33 391 11.8 2 45 43.4
2008 12/3 14 113 8.1 0 18 9.4
Career 46/34 146 1676 11.5 8 142 36.4

Kickoff Returns

Year No. Yds. Avg. TD Lg
2005 0 0 0.0 0 0
2006 18 321 17.8 0 39
2007 0 0 0 0 0
2008 0 0 0 0 0
Career 18 321 17.8 0 39

Catches: 9, twice, last at. Eastern Michigan, 11-24-06
Yards: 163, vs. Toledo, 11-7-06
Touchdowns: 1, eight times, last at Toledo, 10-27-07
Long Gain: 45, vs. Ball State, 11-24-07
Kickoff Returns: 3, three times, last vs. TCU (Poinsettia Bowl), 12-19-06
Long Kickoff Return: 39, vs. Miami (Ohio), 10-8-06
All-Purpose Yards: 199, vs. Toledo, 11-7-06

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