At MSU: Eric Davis made an immediate impact for the Bears a year ago as a receiver and kick returner and will look to entrench himself even more in 2007 as one of the team's top offensive options. Davis was voted the Bears' special teams most valuable player for the 2006 season. He received honorable mention to the Gateway all-conference team as a return specialist after leading the league in punt returns and ranking second in the conference in kickoff returns, and was also voted to the GFC all-newcomer team. Davis had an 88-yard punt return touchdown at Central Arkansas and a 55-yard scoring run back at Indiana State and he scored on a 30-yard pass reception from Garrett Congdon against Southwest Baptist. He also was a member of the GFC All-Newcomer Team. Davis was the team leader in all-purpose yards with 90.7 per game receiving and returning. Davis had five catches for 63 yards in the 2006 season finale vs. WIU. He caught four passes for 61 yards at Oklahoma State and three for 71 against Southwest Baptist and had four catches vs. SIU. He grabbed six passes in the 2007 spring game to lead both teams.Background: Davis joined the Bears after a season at Laney College in Oakland, Calif., where he caught 32 passes for 439 yards and four touchdowns. His Laney team won the Golden Gate Conference of the Northern California Football Association and finished 9-2.
Personal:Eric Davis was born 11/18/84 in Oakland, Calif., the son of Earl Davis and Loistine Wilburn. He is majoring in psychology.