Monday, 04 June 2012 by Keith Bahlmann
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor football player Damian Davis recently completed a rookie free agent tryout with the New York Giants. Davis becomes just the third UMHB player to get a shot at the NFL, joining Jerrell Freeman and Nate Menkin. Freeman signed with the Indianapolis Colts this spring and Menkin signed with the Houston Texans immediately following the NFL draft. Freeman also signed with the Tennessee Titans as an undrafted free agent in 2008 before spending three seasons playing in the Canadian Football League.
Davis broke most of the UMHB single-season receiving records this season, earning American Southwest Conference All-Conference honors in the process. He caught 61 passes for 928 yards and nine touchdowns this season. Davis finished his career in second place on every UMHB receiving list despite playing just two years for the Cru. He finished with 99 receptions for 1,733 yards and 18 touchdowns. Davis has the two longest pass receptions in UMHB history and his seven career 100-yard receiving games also tie the school record. Davis played his first two seasons at Oklahoma State University and is a native of Mart, Texas.
The Cru went 24-2 during Davis' two seasons in Belton. UMHB won back-to-back ASC titles in that time and advanced to the NCAA Division III National Quarterfinals both years.