SMU Linebacker Ja'Gared Davis selected for All-Star game
Published: Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 23:01
SMU linebacker Ja’Gared Davis, the sixth Mustang to be selected for a post-season all-star contest, will play in the Texas vs. The Nation All-Star Game on Sat., Feb. 2. The game is played right down the road from SMU at Eagle Stadium in Allen, Texas.
Davis joins Bryan Collins, Aaron Davis, Margus Hunt, Zach Line and Taylor Reed in playing in post-season contests. The Texas vs. The Nation All-Star Game is a college football all-star game that was established in 2006.
After a stellar senior season with Davis notching 77 tackles and 11 tackles for loss, as well as two interceptions, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries, Davis earned the invite to the prestigious game.
One of Davis’ best games of the season was his last when he had six tackles and two sacks in SMU’s 43-10 Hawaii Bowl win.
Each team has about 54 draft eligible players and over 200 scouts from the NFL, CFL and other professional leagues will come to Allen to see the players perform. Over 100 players from the past five games have been selected in the NFL draft and over 500 ended up on rosters in the NFL.
Since June Jones’ arrival on the Hilltop, 10 former Mustangs have gone on to play in the NFL: Thomas Morstead, Emmanuel Sanders, Bryan McCann, Aldrick Robinson, Sterling Moore, Cole Beasley, Josh LeRibeus, Richard Crawford, Taylor Thompson and Kelvin Beachum.
Kickoff is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. CST.