Pittsburgh 52, UCF 7 - October 13, 2006 (photos courtesy of Associated Press)
2008 Scouting Report: The offensive line's elder statesman from both an experience and leadership standpoint...will be a key veteran building block for the Panthers up front... enters his fourth season as a starter at left guard...has started 30 consecutive games dating back to his true freshman season in 2005...should be poised for his best season to date.
2007: Started all 12 games at left guard for the second consecutive year...played an integral role in helping LeSean McCoy rush for 1,328 yards, the Panthers' first 1,000-yard rusher since 2000.
2006: Starting left guard for each of Pitt's 12 games...had an outstanding spring and was named a recipient of the Ed Conway Award as one of the team's most improved players.
2005: Played in eight games as a true freshman, starting the final six contests of the year...made his first career start versus Cincinnati Oct. 8...coaching staff's Offensive Player of the Game for the Connecticut contest...Scout.com Freshman All-American (second team).
High School: Starred on the offensive and defensive lines at West Allegheny...named to The Associated Press Pennsylvania Class AAA All-State Team (first team) as an offensive lineman...Pittsburgh Tribune-Review "Terrific 25"...Pittsburgh Tribune-Review All-Class AAA...All-Parkway Conference honoree on both sides of the ball...helped the Indians average nearly 34 points per game, the best in WPIAL Class AAA... compiled 50 tackles, 11 tackles for losses and four sacks as a senior...led team to an 11-1 mark and the semifinals of the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs...moved to Western Pennsylvania from Fort Campbell, Ky., following his freshman year in high school...went on to be a three-year starter for West Allegheny...SuperPrep All-Northeast Team...rated Pennsylvania's No. 22 prospect by SuperPrep, No. 34 by Rivals.com and No. 46 by Scout.com...played under Coach Bob Palko...selected to play in the Big 33 Football Classic.
Personal: Emmanuel F. Davis Jr., born 2/2/87, is the son of Emmanuel and Diane Davis Sr....has one sister...cousin of Lovett Purnell, who lettered at tight end at West Virginia from 1993-95, and went on to play for the New England Patriots (1996-98) and Baltimore Ravens (1999)...social sciences major.
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