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Dexter Davis
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Dexter Davis 1266243
Position: Defensive End
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 255
Hometown: Phoenix, Ariz.
High School: Thunderbird
Experience: 4 Letters

Arizona Republic- Davis A Quiet Nightmare For QBs

ASU: One of the Sun Devils' most consistent defenders and most dangerous pass-rushers over his four-year career...started all 50 games of his ASU career, the most starts by any player in school history...ranks as one of the top defensive ends in school history...departs ASU ranked third in school history with 31.0 career sacks (minus 208 yards), behind only Terrell Suggs (44.0) and Shante Carver (41.0)...finished in the top three in sacks in the Pacific-10 Conference as a sophomore and junior...totaled 136 tackles (85 solo), 45.0 tackles for loss (minus 248 yards) and 10 forced fumbles in his four seasons at ASU...led all Pac-10 freshmen in 2006 in quarterback sacks (6.0), tackles for loss (10.5) and forced fumbles (three)...recorded the third-most sacks by an ASU freshman in school history, trailing the 10.0 sacks made by both Terrell Suggs (2000) and Shante Carver (1990).

2009: Started all 12 games, the fourth consecutive season in which he started every game...finished with 23 tackles (13 solo), 6.0 tackles for loss (minus 36 yards), 3.5 sacks (minus 29 yards), two forced fumbles, two pass break-ups and one interception on the season...was the only Sun Devil to earn First-Team All-Pacific-10 Conference honors, the third straight season he received all-conference recognition...served as a team captain, along with linebacker Mike Nixon and offensive lineman Shawn Lauvao...had two tackles and forced a fumble in team's season-opening victory over Idaho State on Sept. 5...collected one tackle in victory over ULM on Sept. 19...posted two tackles, including one for loss, at No. 21 Georgia on Sept. 26...had two tackles against Oregon State on Oct. 3...had his best game in win at Washington State on Oct. 10, recording three tackles, including 1.5 sacks (minus 14 yards), and collecting his first career interception in the first quarter against the Cougars...his 1.5 sacks in that game were part of a school-record 12.0 sacks the Sun Devils had in the victory...had a pass break-up in win over Washington on Oct. 17...totaled two tackles against California on Oct. 31...collected a season-high four tackles, including one sack (minus five yards), and had a pass break-up against No. 12 USC on Nov. 7...had two tackles at No. 14 Oregon on Nov. 14...posted two tackles at UCLA on Nov. 21...finished his ASU career with three tackles, including a sack (minus 10 yards), and a forced fumble against Arizona on Nov. 28.

2008: Started all 12 games at defensive end...led the team and finished third in the Pac-10 with 11.0 sacks (minus 81 yards)...also collected 40 tackles (25 solo), a team-high 15.0 tackles for loss (minus 95 yards), two forced fumbles and one pass break-up on the season...was an Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 selection...was one of two Sun Devils to earn First-Team all-conference honors from, along with linebacker Mike Nixon...had three tackles, including two sacks (minus 12 yards), in season-opening win over Northern Arizona on Aug. 30...followed it up with another two sacks (minus 11 yards) in victory over Stanford on Sept. 6...recorded four tackles (two solo) and 1.5 tackles for loss against UNLV on Sept. 13...had three tackles at California on Oct. 4...collected four tackles, one sack (minus eight yards) and a forced fumble in the third quarter at No. 8 USC on Oct. 11...posted a season-high six tackles (two solo) at Oregon State on Nov. 1...equaled that the following week, collecting two sacks (minus 16 yards) and six tackles in victory at Washington on Nov. 8...had his fourth multiple-sack game of the season in win over Washington State on Nov. 15, recording two sacks (minus 16 yards) as part of a defensive effort that produced ASU's first shutout since 1996...totaled four tackles (three solo), one sack (minus eight yards) and a forced fumble in the second quarter of win over UCLA on Nov. 28...collected four solo tackles and one sack (minus 10 yards) at Arizona on Dec. 6...earned the team's Most Outstanding Defensive Lineman award for the second straight season at the year-end banquet.

2007: Started all 13 games at defensive end...led the team with 10.5 sacks (minus 63 yards) and 13.5 tackles for loss (minus 72 yards)...finished the season with 33 tackles (21 solo), three forced fumbles and one pass break-up...earned Second-Team All-Pac-10 honors...had four tackles (two solo) and a sack (minus nine yards) in season-opening victory over San Jose State on Sept. 1...recorded four tackles (two solo), 2.5 sacks (minus 12 yards) and a forced fumble in win at Stanford on Sept. 29...had three tackles (two solo), two sacks (minus seven yards) and a forced fumble in victory over Washington on Oct. 13...made a season-high six total tackles against Oregon on Nov. 3...had four solo tackles and two sacks (minus 10 yards) in win at UCLA on Nov. 10...recorded three solo tackles and two sacks (minus 20 yards) while forcing a fumble in victory over Arizona on Dec. 1...finished the season with three solo tackles in Pacific Life Holiday Bowl against Texas on Dec. 27...was named the team's Most Outstanding Defensive Lineman at the year-end banquet.

2006: Started all 13 games at defensive end as a redshirt freshman...earned honorable mention Freshman All-America and Pac-10 All-Freshman and honors by The Sporting News...was presented the team's Bill Kajikawa Sun Devil Award, given to the team's top freshman player at ASU's year-end banquet...led ASU in sacks (6.0) and tackles-for-loss (10.5)...posted the most sacks by a Sun Devil freshman since NCAA sack leader and current Baltimore Ravens' All-Pro Terrell Suggs' 10.0 sacks in 2000...totaled 40 tackles (26 solo), leading all Sun Devil defensive linemen and is the most by an ASU freshman since former Freshman All-American Jason Shivers in 2001...forced a team-high three fumbles, the most by a freshman in the Pac-10 for the season...recorded three solo tackles and a five-yard sack in his Sun Devil debut against Northern Arizona...tied for the team lead with six tackles (two solo), adding a five-yard sack and a pass break-up against Nevada...posted five total tackles (four solo) and 2.0 tackles-for-loss (-3 yards) at Colorado...tallied three total tackles against No. 12 Oregon, at Washington and at Oregon State..posted three solo tackles, 2.0 tackles-for-loss (-6 yards) and a five-yard sack of quarterback John David Booty at No. 3 USC...totaled three tackles (two solo), 1.5 tackles-for-loss (-13 yards), a 10-yard sack and a forced fumble against UCLA...posted three tackles (two solo), a five-yard sack and a forced fumble at Arizona...capped off the season with three tackles (two solo), 2.0 tackles-for-loss (-8 yards) and a five-yard sack of Warrior quarterback Colt Brennan against Hawai'i in the Sheraton Hawai'i Bowl.

2005: Redshirted as a member of ASU's defensive scout team.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2005 graduate of Thunderbird High School in Phoenix...pre- and postseason all-region selection by PrepStar Magazine...two-time first-team all-state honoree (as a junior and senior) and was an All-Arizona selection by the Arizona Republic...named Super All-State 2004 on defense by Phoenix Metro Football Magazine and won the Curley Culp Award, presented by the Valley of the Sun Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame to the state's best defensive lineman...collected over 120 tackles and six quarterback sacks as a senior ... collected 105 tackles, including 54 solo stops, 30 tackles for loss, 15 quarterback sacks, five forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries as a junior...three-time letterman and captain of the football team as a senior...voted defensive lineman of the year twice and defensive player of the year by his teammates...collected 200 tackles, 26 sacks and 11 forced fumbles over two seasons...set school single-season and career records for tackles, sacks and forced fumbles...also lettered three times in track and field and wrestling and captained each team as a senior...was the state of Arizona 4A wrestling champion at 215 pounds as a junior and defended his state title as a also a two-time region champ in record holder for pins in a season with 27...won the state discus championship in 2005 after placing third in 2004...region champion in both the discus and shot put as a senior...also finished sixth in the state in the shot put...honor roll student who maintained a 3.5 GPA in high school...was coached by Gary Mauldin in football and Ray Kropke in track and field.

PERSONAL: Parents are Craig (sales engineer) and Janice (receptionist) Davis of Phoenix, Ariz....has a brother, Drew, and a sister, Dalila...enjoys cars, music, movies, sports, video games and computers...born Nov. 10, 1986 in Greensboro, N.C....full name is Dexter Alexander Davis.

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