Michael Davis is a 23-year old NFL Free-Agent and local product hailing from the beautiful beach town of Ventura, California. He attended Buena High School, then decided toattend the...
Michael Davis is a 23-year old NFL Free-Agent and local product hailing from the beautiful beach town of Ventura, California. He attended Buena High School, then decided toattend the local junior college, Ventura College (VC). There he received many accolades during his career at VC; yet had to battle through a lot of adversity to continue pursuing his dream of playing football at the highest level. Davis, being a 5’9 190 lb slot wide-receiver/ running back had always been scrutinized for being considered “too small, too short, too slow—the list goes on” however; the critics did not stop him from continuing his career. A few of the prominent awards he received at VC were: Male Scholar Athlete of the Year (presented on May 15th, 2011 at the 5th Annual Ventura College Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony), the Pat FitzSimmons Most Inspirational Player Award, Unanimous 1st Team-All-State All-Purpose along with many others.
After completing his tenure at VC, he accepted a full-scholarship to play D1-AA (FCS) football on Valentines Day to play for the Charleston Southern University Buccaneers (CSU). There he thrived as well and raked up more awards as a full-time slot wide receiver. This was his first season that he played strictly as a wide receiver and his improvements were rapid andon display granting him a few awards such as; Most Improved Wide-Receiver and the Total Athlete Award.
While finishing up his degree at CSU it was now time for him to go for it all as he prepared for multiple workouts with NFL Teams and his pro-day. During that time he received a lot of press and media coverage which was a humbling first step into the “lime-light”; however, to make it in the league, he still needed to put up outstanding numbers to even be considered, because yet again he would be scrutinized for his lack of size. Despite all of the adversity, he completed workouts and got looks from the following teams: the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Atlanta Falcons, New York Giants, Seattle Seahawks, Carolina Panthers, and received a lot of interest from a few other teams like the Houston Texans and the Indianapolis Colts. Although Davis received all of those looks, he did not stick in the NFL and was forced to go back home to Ventura, CA to train and work. During that time, he received a few European League offers which he did not take and decided to accept the offer to play for the Pittsburgh Power of the Arena Football League (AFL). There he played briefly and had a great experience living out his dream of being a professional athlete.
Currently, Mike is not playing football, and has shifted to the other side of the whistle. He has started up a new business and is working closely with his former High School Coach, Timo Lunceford where they are running camps through Lunceford’s Sports Training Company, called Impact. He is thoroughly enjoying the humbling experience of being able to give back to the community and help the aspiring young athletes achieve their dreams and goals, not only on the field but off the field as well.