Davis finished the 2012 season ranked third on the team in tackles (77) and second with 11 TFL. He notched two interceptions, forced three fumbles and recovered two fumbles. Davis was named the Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week after a dominant performance in the win over Tulsa when he forced and recovered a fumble, and made an interception. He was huge in SMU's win over SFA, recording nine tackles, a sack, 1.5 TFL and a 34-yard fumble return for a TD. Davis also returned an interception for a TD at UTEP, his fifth career score (three fumble returns, a blocked FGA return and an interception return). He wrapped up his senior campaign with a six-tackle, two-sack performance in SMU's 43-10 Hawaii Bowl win.
Started all 13 games... Named second-team All-C-USA... Had 83 tackles, including a team-high 12 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks... Tied for team lead with two interceptions... Had six pass breakups, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery for a touchdown... Led the team with nine stops in the BBVA Compass Bowl win... Earned National Defensive Player of the Week honors after recording eight tackles, 2.5 for loss including 1.5 sacks, an interception, three pass breakups, and a forced fumble and recovery for a touchdown against UTEP... Posted a career-high 11 tackles at Houston... Had six or more tackles in six of eight C-USA games; Pre-season All-Conference USA... Named first-team All-Texas by Dave Campbell's Texas Football.
Started in 13 games and saw action in all 14... Named First Team Conference USA... Selected to CollegeFootballNews.com All-American honorable mention... Amassed nine sacks and 16 TFLs on the season... Totaled 90 tackles, including 62 solos... Scored two touchdowns... Recorded a sack in the first six games of the season... Against UAB, had nine tackles (2.5 TFLs) and 1.5 sacks... Had 3.5 TFLs and 1.5 sacks against Washington State... Returned a touchdown at Rice and had a sack... Totaled nine tackles and a half sack against Houston... Had a 33-yard fumble return for a touchdown at East Carolina.
Made an impact in his first season, starting five games and playing in all 13... Got his firt start at Tulsa and responded with a nine-tackle, 1.5-sack performance in SMU's road win... Had nine tackles against Tulane and eight at Houston... Had 51 stops on the season... Added two forced fumbles and thee pass break-ups on the year.
A two-star Rivals.com prospect... Named District 20-3A Defensive Co-MVP and a Class 3A all-state performer as a senior after recording 110 tackles, four forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries on the year... An all-district performer as a junior after notching 118 tackles and four interceptions... Had offers from Baylor, Louisiana Tech and Tulsa.