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96 DAYS TO 2018 KICKOFF: Joe Davies

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In which BracketCat counts down the 96th day until the 2018 kickoff with a profile of defensive tackle Joe Davies.

#96 John Sua
Given a few years of development, Joe Davies could grow into another former walk-on defensive tackle like John Sua (96).
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#96 Joe Davies

True Junior | 6-3 | 286 lbs. | Carrollton, Texas
Joe Davies
Joe Davies
Courtesy Kansas State Athletics
  • Position: Defensive Tackle
  • Previous College: Coffeyville Community College
  • Projection: Second-String
  • Status: Preferred Walk-On

Joe Davies (b. Aug. 25, 1997) is an athletic walk-on defensive tackle who provided depth in 2017 after transferring from the community college ranks. He will compete for starting duties in the interior of the defensive line in 2018.

Davies played in 12 games in 2017 for the Wildcats, carding six tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and a sack.

He notched a season-high two stops with half a tackle for loss against Charlotte, recorded his first career sack in the regular-season finale against Iowa State, and also forced a fumble against West Virginia.

Davies played the 2016 season under head coach Aaron Flores at Coffeyville Community College, where he totaled 38 tackles, eight tackles for loss and three sacks.

He had a season-high seven tackles against Garden City Community College, while he capped the year with 2.5 tackles for loss against Independence Community College.

Davies recorded a 25-yard sack against Butler Community College, a game in which he also forced and recovered a fumble.

He also competed in track and field, placing fifth in the weight throw and eighth in the shot put during the 2017 NJCAA Indoor Track Championships to earn All-American status in both events.

An All-American during the 2017 NJCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Davies placed sixth in the hammer throw at that event.

He was a two-year letter-winner under head coach Jay Cline at Creekview High School, where he helped the Mustangs to earn an 8-3 record and a district championship as a senior.

A two-time honorable mention all-district performer and academic all-district honoree, Davies also competed in track and field, setting the school record in shot put and discus en route to finishing fourth in state in the latter event.