The Notre Dame Fighting Irish Football Team has a ton of players. We here at OFD want to talk about them and have you all get to know them a bit more. We want to go beyond highlights and stats. Next up for this player profile series is Avery Davis.
#3 Avery Davis
This man from Cedar Hill, TX will be a sophomore next season. He still has all 4 years of eligibility left, though, because he did not play last season. Avery is a QB that came from Cedar Hill High School. Because of our QB situation last year with Brandon Wimbush and then Ian Book as backup, it would’ve been tough for Avery, a true freshman, to see any playing time. We were already pretty strong at QB, so he sat out for the season.
As was shown in the Blue-Gold Game, Avery ended up taking on different roles in the offensive scheme. He threw and caught passes during the game while also carrying the ball as well (#RTDB). Obviously, with our same quarterbacks, he probably wouldn’t get much chance to come in and backup Brandon and/or Ian, so his “hybrid” role is intriguing. He could be an interesting addition to the backfield or maybe as a substitute slot receiver. We’ll see if that role continues for him.
3 Things To Know About Avery Davis
- Avery Davis (or AD3 as he is known around my condo)* was considered to be the Number 11 QB in his 2016 recruiting class according to Scout.com.
- You can follow Avery on Twitter (@realaverydavis), where you can see that he and BONZIE might shop at the same stores and have similar clothes tastes.
3. Avery is considered to be a dual-threat quarterback as he was recruited. It seems like the coaching staff might use that with a loose look on the “quarterback” part of his game.
*Shout out if you know what this is referencing
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Country, Condiment, or Canon
Identifying the player as either a country, condiment, or member of the Star Wars Canon.
Honey Mustard. Yes, I’m going with honey mustard for Avery. Honey mustard is sometimes forgotten about, but it is so versatile. It flies under the radar with how versatile it is. You can put it on a sandwich or a salad. You can also use it as a dipping sauce for fries and chicken fingers. It is also delicious, and it doesn’t get a lot of the credit that other salad dressings or ketchup for sandwiches might get.
Avery Davis is honey mustard because it might not be a dressing that is put on the table every day, but it can be used for so many food items. Avery might not be needed as our strongest QB, RB, or WR right now, but he could be a strong player and ultimately could become the favorite at one of those positions when needed.
Again as seen in the Blue-Gold Game, Avery Davis was used as a backup role in a few positions. He threw, caught, and ran with the ball all in the game. The Blue-Gold Game is not the best inclination of someone’s ability or talent, but it does give a glimpse. In 2018, it is going to be really hard for Davis to shine as a QB or even a WR with the core of recievers we have coming back. However, if it is needed/ he can take on the role, his athleticism could be useful on offense.
Avery Davis showed some promise as an athlete for the team. He has a lot of eligibility left. He might have to wait his turn at one of those three positions, or he might just have to develop a bit more and work his way toward more reps. Regardless, I could see him stepping into games in some instances, but I think as we try to replicate the success of last season, he can work to help everyone get better this season. It might not be Avery’s time just yet, but it should be there for him soon.