Honors: 2013 – Named Honorable Mention All-C-USA … Presented the Dr. Sidney McPhee Senior Academic Award … 2012 – Named Most Improved Strength Training Specialist at the conclusion of spring drills … 2010 – Voted Second Team All-Sun Belt by the leagues coaches and media … Named the Sun Belt Conference Special Teams Player of the Week on Sept. 20.
Career: Ranks 1st in Punting Average (41.7) … Ranks 8th in Punting Yards (7,428) … Ranks 10th in Punting Attempts (178).
2013: Played in all 13 games as the Raiders’ primary punter and holder on field goals … Averaged 41.8 yards a punt on 65 attempts and placed 20 inside the opponents 20 … Had 17 punts of 50 or more yards … In opener against WCU, Davis averaged 49.8 yards a punt on four attempts and all four were downed inside the 20-yard line … Had a 45.0 average at UNC … Averaged 47.2 yards on five punts at FAU … Averaged 42.1 yards on seven punts and placed three inside the 20-yard line at North Texas … Had a 46.5-yard average on four punts against Marshall … In six punts at UAB he averaged 42.7 yards and had a long of 70 yards. 2012: Played in all 12 games as the primary punter … Averaged 40.2 yards on 42 punts with 14 being placed inside the 20-yard line on the season … Had six punts go 50 or more yards … Punted four times against McNeese for a 46.0 yard average and a long of 60 yards (two downed inside 20) … Only attempt at Memphis went for 49 yards and was placed inside 20-yard line … Averaged 47.5 yards on four punts against ULM, including a long of 64 yards … Struggled with a groin injury against Mississippi State and only punted once against North Texas … Averaged 48.2 yards on four punts vs USA … Punted seven times for a 41.1 average against Troy.
2011: Played in 11 games as the backup punter and holder on field goals … Punted 13 times for a 42.1 yard average … Four of his punts were downed inside the opponents 20-yard line and three were 50 or more yards … Earned three winning grades from the coaches … Punted twice at Tennessee for a 49.5-yard average … Had two punts against ASU that averaged 54.5 yards (had a long of 62 yards).
2010: Played in all 13 games ... Earned nine winning grades from the coaches ... Had 58 punts for a 42.7-yard average (second-best in school history) for the season while putting 19 of those kicks inside the opponent 20-yard line ... Added 16 punts of 50 or more yards ... Also served as the holder on field goals ... In his first college game against Minnesota he had two punts for a 38.5-yard average ... Set the school and Sun Belt Conference record with a 59.8-yard average on four punts at Memphis, including a 78 yarder that went down as the third longest kick in school history and fourth longest in conference history ... Put three of his four punts inside the 20-yard line against the Tigers ... Served as a game captain against Louisiana ... Had a career-high 10 punts for a 46.8-yard average against Troy and put five of those inside the 20-yard line ... Booted three punts for a 51.7-yard average and put two inside the 20-yard line against ULM.
High School: Lettered three years in football, soccer, and baseball at Rhea County High School ... Averaged a school record 45.21 yards per punt as a senior with a long of 66 yards that happened twice (put 22 of 42 punts inside the 20 yard line) ... Named to the 2009 all-state team by the coaches and media, while also being tabbed to the Tennessean Dream Team ... Was the Old Spice Red Zone Player of the Year in 2009 ... Named the special teams player of the year for Region 4AAAA in 2008 and 2009 ... Was all-district in soccer in 2008 and 2009.
Full Name: Joshua Daniel Davis ... Parents: Michael and Catherine Davis ... Born: 1/18/91 ... Major: Mass Communication.