At 38 years old, Fred Davis has this physical status:
Frederick Martin Davis (born January 15, 1986) is a former American football tight end.
In the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft, the Washington Redskins selected him.
He played college football at the University of California.
Davis served at Rogers High School in Toledo. He was a member of the USA Today All-USA second team. Davis was ranked as the second best wide receiver in his recruiting class after high school, according to Scout.com. Davis played in the 2004 United States Army All-American Bowl.
Davis, a high school freshman, considered Ohio State University because it was the first program to grant him an athletic scholarship. His senior season earned him many other offers, with USC winning out with a combination of weather, location, mentor, quality players, and a style of offense that suited Davis; he discussed the matter with fellow recruit Dwayne Jarrett before deciding to join the Trojans.
Davis graduated from Robert S. Rogers High School in Toledo, Ohio, a semester before the Trojans' spring training began. Davis secretly left Ohio to enroll in the United StatesC. Tired of the recruiting process that accompanies top prospects, he retired in Ohio. He was recruited as a wide receiver and had high speed and raw athletic ability, but he didn't have the route-running skills and ball-catching skills of other receivers. Davis decided to try converting to tighter end after consulting with then-offensive coordinator Norm Chow.
Davis' freshman year as a reserve to the 2004 USC Trojans football team, playing in nine games and catching four passes behind teammates Dominique Byrd and Alex Holmes. Davis was not permitted to attend the BCS National Championship Game in 2005 Orange Bowl due to repeated instances of tardiness, reporting late after trips back to Ohio. Davis reapplied himself to the next season, collecting 13 passes in 13 games, two in the 2006 Rose Bowl. Davis played ten games and scored 38 passes for 352 yards and three touchdowns during the 2006 season.
Davis was a preseason All-Pacific-10 Conference player prior to 2007 and was a likely top draft pick for the 2008 NFL Draft. He was on the 2007 Mackey Award watch list. Davis had his best game of his career against Washington State, with nine receptions for 124 yards and two touchdowns. The results were the most yards ever in a game played by a tight end. Davis had never played more than six passes or gained more than 68 yards in a game before.
Davis was named by league coaches to the All-Pac-10 Conference first team at the end of the 2007 regular season. He was also selected for the SI.com All-American Second Team. Davis became the first American citizen to win the Mackey Award as the country's top tight end. Davis recalled the 2006 Rose Bowl as his favorite sport as a USC player.
The Washington Redskins selected Davis in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft. Davis overslept and missed the morning session on May 4, the last day of the Redskins mini-camp. Davis received a four-year deal from the Redskins worth $3.5 million, including $1.8 million in bonus funds, on July 19.
During the 2008 season, Davis was not much of a factor, owing to a lack of playing time for the Washington Redskins. He had three passes for 27 yards.
Davis caught his first touchdown and had a career-high 7 catches for 78 yards during the 2009 season. Davis was playing first-string tight end for the majority of the game due to starter Chris Cooley's injury. He had 48 receptions for 509 yards and 6 touchdowns on the season.
Davis had 21 receptions for 316 yards in the 2010 season. He appeared in all 16 games of the season and started 9 of them.
Davis went from 86 to 83 in the 2011 preseason. Davis will eventually be the starting tight end in the 2011 season after starting Chris Cooley was put on injured reserve. Davis Davis and his teammate, Trent Williams, were suspended for four games after consistently failing to pass drug tests in Week 14. He played in 12 games, set new personal records of 59 receptions and 796 yards, as well as three touchdowns. Despite his suspension, he was named the Redskins' 2011 Offensive Player of Year.
The Washington Redskins released the non-exclusive franchise tag on Davis on March 2, 2012. He signed his one-year, franchise-player tender deal worth $5.446 million on March 16, 2012. After Chris Cooley's arrival, he was officially named the Redskins' starting tight end. Davis tore his Achilles tendon in the first half of his season against the New York Giants on Week 7, bringing an end to his 2012 season. Cooley was eventually brought back to replace Davis. He finished the season with 325 yards on 24 receptions and no touchdowns.
Davis was officially allowed to play on February 26, 2013. He re-signed with the Redskins on March 29 to a one-year contract, and was expected to become an unrestricted agent. Davis was suspended indefinitely by the NFL for violating their substance-abuse policy long before the 2014 season.
Davis was reinstated by the league on May 1, 2015, after being suspended for about a year. Davis signed a one-year deal with the New England Patriots on May 11, 2015. Davis was first published on June 19, 2015.