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Knile Davis, RB

School: Arkansas  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Junior  |  Hometown: Missouri City, TX
Height/Weight: 6-0 / 227 lbs.
Projected Ranking
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2012 Season
Rushed for 377 yards on 112 attempts, a 3.4-yard average. Added 157 yards on 11 receptions. Totals three touchdowns.
2011 Season
Missed the season due to a broken ankle suffered during fall practice.
2010 Season
He appeared in all 13 games with eight starts for the Razorbacks and was named first-team All-SEC by the AP and second-team All-SEC by the conference's coaches after becoming just the 10th player in Arkansas history to post a 1,000-yard season on the ground.

He rushed for 1,322 yards, the most by a running back in the SEC and the fourth-highest single-season total in program history. His average of 101.7 rushing yards per game ranked second in the SEC and 16th in the NCAA. He also ranked sixth in the SEC with 13 rushing touchdowns, tied for the 10th-highest single-season total in Arkansas history, and tied for sixth in the SEC for points by a non-kicker with 84.

His six 100-yard rushing games tied for the fourth-highest single-season total in school history. His 6.48 yards per rushing attempt was the highest in the NCAA among running backs that carried the ball at least 200 times and ranked as the fifth-highest single-season average at Arkansas. He averaged 112.2 all-purpose yards per game, which ranked sixth in the SEC.

Davis ended the season with five consecutive 100-yard rushing games and his 157.8 rushing yards per game in November made him the only SEC player to average 100 yards per game on the ground in the season's final full month.

Game Analysis

He rushed for a career-high 187 yards and two touchdowns on a career-high 30 carries, as well as collected two receptions for 12 yards and his first career receiving touchdown, in Arkansas' 38-31 double-overtime win at No. 22 Mississippi State. His touchdown reception was from seven yards out and accounted for the winning margin in the second overtime. Davis posted 67 rushing yards on six carries and added one 15-yard reception in the Razorbacks' season-opening 44-3 win vs. Tennessee Tech. He ran the ball five times for 19 yards in a 31-7 victory vs. ULM. In the Razorbacks' 31-24 win at Georgia, he scored one touchdown on three rushes. He carried the ball six times for 42 yards and caught two passes for 14 yards vs. No. 1 Alabama. He recorded 82 yards on 10 rushes in UA's 24-17 win vs. Texas A&M. He toted the ball 14 times for 91 yards and added three receptions for 22 yards at No. 7 Auburn. In Arkansas' 38-24 victory vs. Ole Miss, Davis rushed 22 times for a then-career-high 176 yards and a career-high three touchdowns with two receptions for 19 yards. He tied his career-high touchdown total in helping the Razorbacks to a 41-20 win at No. 18 South Carolina, finding the end zone three times while carrying the ball 22 times for 110 yards and hauling in one pass for five yards in a performance that earned him SEC Offensive Player of the Week honors. In Arkansas' 49-14 win vs. Vanderbilt, he had three catches for 42 yards to supplement his 82 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries. He ran for a then-career-high 182 yards with one touchdown on just 11 carries and added one three-yard reception in UA's 58-21 win vs. UTEP. He tied his career-high carries mark and rushed for 152 yards and one touchdown in the Razorbacks' 31-23 victory vs. No. 6 LSU. He ran for 139 yards on 26 carries and had three receptions for eight yards in the Allstate Sugar Bowl vs. No. 6 Ohio State.

2009 Season
He played in all 13 games with a start against No. 17 Auburn. He finished fifth on the team with 163 yards on 33 carries. His four touchdowns ranked second and his 4.9 yards per carry average was third among players with 10 or more rushes. He also had two catches for four yards. He also had four tackles on special teams.

Game Analysis

He rushed the ball a season-high seven times for a season-high 59 yards and two touchdowns against Eastern Michigan. Davis scored on the opening drive of the game on a 36-yard run followed by a five-yard touchdown run in the second half. His first career rush was a 15-yarder in the opener against Missouri State. He had two carries each at Alabama, for six yards, and against Texas A&M, for 11 yards. He had six carries for 26 yards against No. 17 Auburn. Davis ran four times for 20 yards against South Carolina and four for 13 against Troy. He had two carries for six yards at LSU and two for three in the Liberty Bowl victory over East Carolina.

High School
Davis played for Fort Bend Marshall High School and as a senior. He had 33 carries for 278 yards and two touchdowns as well as three receptions for 46 yards. He finished his junior season with 425 rushing yards and four touchdowns, despite playing in only four games due to a fractured collarbone. He was rated the No. 17 running back in the nation by Rivals and No. 23 by Scout.

Rivals.com also listed him as the No. 18 prospect in the state of Texas and he was on the Rivals.com 250 list. He was also selected as the second-best running back in the state of Texas by The Dallas Morning News. He bench pressed 350 pounds and squatted 450 pounds. He had a 31-inch vertical leap. He was coached in high school by Darryl Phipps and also ran track. He selected Arkansas over Oklahoma, LSU, Missouri, Nebraska, Georgia Tech and Texas A&M.

Injury Report
2012: Left the Mississippi game with an apparent hamstring injury.

2011: Suffered a season-ending broken ankle during a fall scrimmage.

Davis was born Oct. 5, 1991, and he is the son Regina Gardner and the late Kevin Davis. He is enrolled in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences.
Latest News
03/16/2013 - Arkansas RB Davis out to prove health, talent...Perhaps more than any of the workout participants, Davis is a wild card entering Friday's on-campus pro day and next month's NFL draft. The problem for the Texas native, though, is there's no way he can answer the one question everyone has. Can he stay healthy? "You can't prove that you're not going to get hurt," Davis said. "That's why I don't understand the injury-prone tag. You can't say someone's injury prone, because anyone on the field can get hurt. You can have a hot No. 1 pick, and he can get hurt, too. And then someone who's been hurt can never get hurt again. There's no way to prove it."

There's no way to fully shake the label, as the former first-team All-Southeastern Conference running back knows all too well - given an injury history that dates to high school. All Davis can do is prepare for auditions such as Friday, when he's expected to run routes and catch passes from Wilson, and hope for a chance. "I'm a realist; people have short memories," Davis said. "The media, coaches, it's `What have you done for me lately?' So, yeah, I definitely have something to prove. I have something to prove to myself that I can play at the next level." - AP Sports

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