The World-Herald is counting down the top 50 Nebraska players you need to know heading into the 2019 season.
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6-5, 255 • Senior • outside linebacker
This college football thing has gone quickly for Davis. The Florida native didn’t learn the sport until he was a senior in high school. He was recruited as a defensive end in a 4-3 system, moved to outside linebacker in a 3-4 in 2017 and absorbed a different version of that scheme last year. Until now, it’s been more about thinking than reacting for the 23-year-old whom teammates call “Ace.” Davis played all 12 games last year with four starts but finished with just five tackles (none for loss). Expand that to his career, and it’s 37 games with nine starts but just 24 stops (four for loss). The end of the learning curve is almost here, and Davis has one more chance to pass the test.