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Born in Tampa, FL & raised in Loveland, CO, Josh Davis was a University of Nebraska I-Back, & Kick Returner. Davis is the Nebraska & Big 12 All-Time Career Kickoff Return return yardage record holder with 2,265 yards. Davis held the single-game, & single-season Kickoff Return yardage records at Nebraska. Josh also holds the BCS National Championship Kickoff Return yardage record which he set against the Miami Hurricanes at the Rose Bowl in the 2002 National Championship. Josh started at I-Back, Kick Returner and Punt Returner in 2003. Davis best performance came against Penn State in '03 where he rushed for 179 yards & had 237 all-purpose yards leading the Huskers to victory & earning Chevrolet Scholar Athletes Player of the Game award. After that game Davis was one of the top All-purpose performers in the country. Josh Davis signed a free agent contract with the New York Jets in 2004 under head coach Herm Edwards & suffered a career ending knee injury. Josh also held the high school state record in the 200 meters in the state of Colorado with a time of 21.10. Davis earned All-State & All-Colorado honors in Track & Football. Josh is also the Executive Producer for the 2-Part Sports Docuseries on "Prime" covering Tom Osborne's increadable career with Nebraska Football called Day By Day which features the film "The Rise" & "The Dynasty".
Josh Davis is the son of Former Nebraska Hall of Famer "Tough" Tony Davis, who is in the Nebraska Hall of Fame. Tony was the All-Time Leading Rusher in Nebraska history and was also The MVP of the Cotton Bowl in '75 vs the Texas Longhorns & The MVP of the Sugar Bowl in '74 (Sugar Bowl Hall of Fame Inductee also) vs the Florida Gators. Tony also played in the NFL For 6 years with the Bengals (voted special teams MVP) the Buccaneers & 1 year in the AFL for the Boston Breakers.
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