AAF Player Profile: Chris Davis – Birmingham Iron, DB
“…And Chris Davis takes it in the back of the end zone. He’ll run it out to the 10, 15, 20…25-30…35-40…45-50…45… There goes Davis! Davis is going to run it all the way back! Auburn is going to win the football game!”
Yes…. THAT Chris Davis. When Rod Bramblet was getting ready to call that Iron Bowl game, he had no idea it was going to have one of the most stunning endings to a football game in college football history. All thanks to Chris Davis.
That game was in 2013 when Davis played for Auburn. Now, since then and going undrafted, Davis is getting his shot with the Birmingham Iron.
Davis was born in Birmingham and attended local Woodlawn High School where as a senior, he ran for over 800 yards, caught passes for over 180 yards, and returned kicks for over 470 yards. He was considered a 3-star recruit by Rivals.com. Coming out of high school, Davis had 3 scholarship offers; Auburn, South Carolina, and UAB. He committed and signed with Auburn in December of 2009 where he would become an Auburn legend for the rest of time.
As a sophomore, Chris Davis was a part of the 2011 National Championship team. He was also a two-time SEC champion in 2010 and 2013. 2013 was Davis’ breakout year. He earned First-Team All-SEC honors as well as being named a First-Team All-American. But what most people remember him for is his electrifying and earth shattering “Kick Six” against Alabama in the Iron Bowl. The “Kick Six” was the final play of the 78th Iron Bowl. The game featured No. 1 and two-time defending national champion Alabama as a 10-point favorite over the No. 4-ranked Auburn.
As we all know, Alabama tried kicking a game winning field goal but left it short, and from there the rest is history as Davis returned the kick 109-yards for the game winning touchdown. Some sports writers argued that Davis’ play was the single greatest moment in college football history.
Now, Davis is getting another shot with the Iron. Davis was initially ranked and projected to be a 4th-5th round pick in the 2014 draft. He went undrafted and eventually signed with the San Diego Chargers where he spent his time returning kicks and punts. He was later released in 2015.
Davis looks to be a game changer for Iron where you can expect to see him all over the field at different positions. His electrifying speed and playmaking ability make him a threat anywhere on the field. I expect Davis to be one of the top players on the Birmingham Iron. Look for Coach Tim Lewis to utilize his abilities as much as possible. You can check out the rest of the Iron roster here! ⬇️