Demario Davis is a linebacker for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League. He was drafted by the New York Jets in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He played college football at Arkansas State.
Davis attended Brandon High School in Brandon, Mississippi, where he was a three-sport athlete in basketball, football and track. In football, he played mostly wide receiver as sophomore and junior, helping lead the team to its 14th playoff appearance in the last 16 years with a 7-5 record. As a senior, he recorded 81 tackles, six interceptions and one sack, while also receiving over 30 passes for 386 receiving yards with four scores. He was also a starter on the Brandon basketball team and competed as a high jumper with the varsity track & field team. He was selected to the MAC First Team All-State team and was named to the Clarion Ledger All-Metro team.
Davis was selected Preseason All-Sun Belt Conference football for the 2011 college football season as voted on by the Sun Belt Head Coaches and Media Representatives. Davis (Brandon, Miss.) was also named to the watch list for the 2011 Lombardi Award and was a first-team All-Sun Belt Conference selection following his junior season. In 2010 he recorded 63 tackles, 3.5 tackles-for-loss, one sack, two interceptions, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. He was named preseason All-SBC heading into his junior season as well.
In 2011-2012, Demario Davis was an all-Sun Belt Conference linebacker for Arkansas State. The Red Wolves defensive leader had 69 tackles for ASU, including 10 for loss. He also turned in solid showings at the Senior Bowl and NFL Combine. This tremendous effort led to him being drafted by the New York Jets in the 2012 NFL Draft.
In addition to his speed, special-teams skills and experience covering tight ends the one thing that stands out is his presence, a natural ability to lead through actions, words and confident personality. It shined through during his pre-draft interviews with scouts, coaches and front-office personnel at the Jets’ headquarters, and since the first day of rookie minicamp, they witnessed it on the field. Former Head Coach Rex Ryan has compared his leadership qualities to future Hall of Fame linebacker Ray Lewis.
Since being drafted, Davis became an iron man for the green & white. He was one of four New York Jets defenders to post 32 starts in 2013-14 combined. The only Jet who played more defensive snaps those two seasons than Davis’ 2,050 was ILB neighbor David Harris. The only Jets defender to play more total plays, including special teams, than Davis’ 2,350 snaps was S Dawan Landry. In 2014, Davis started all 16 games for the Jets and registered 116 tackles with 2 fumble recoveries.
The featured size 13 nike cleats were worn in training camp by Demario Davis with the New York Jets in the 2013 season. These cleats were customized by Nike and feature “56” on the heels and “DDU” on the tongue of each cleat. The “56” was Davis’ uniform # with the Jets. Davis has signed one of the cleats on the tongue and they feature green laces. Awesome!!!