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Davis In All-Star Game; Butler In AFC Championship

Geremy Davis will appear on ESPN2 on Saturday.
Jan. 12, 2015

STORRS, Conn. - University of Connecticut senior wide receiver Geremy Davis (Lawrenceville, Ga.) has been named to play in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl all-star game this Saturday. The game will be played at the StubHub Center on the campus of Cal State-Dominguez Hills in Carson, Calif.

The game features an American team against a National team and Davis has not yet been assigned to a squad.

Former NFL head coaches Mike Holmgren and Mike Martz will serve as the head coaches.

The NFLPA Collegiate Bowl practices and game will be broadcasted live on the ESPN family of channels. The game, scheduled for 4 p.m. ET kickoff, will air live on ESPN2. In addition, American and National Team practices on January 14 and 15 will be televised live on ESPNU. The game and practices will also be available via WatchESPN.

Davis ended his career as the most prolific receiver in UConn's FBS era and among the top-six in program history in receptions and receiving yards. He caught a pass in every game he played, finishing his career with a reception in 36-straight contests dating back to 2011 -- that streak was tied for 12th-longest in the country.

In 2013, Davis had 71 receptions for 1,085 yards and three touchdowns. He was UConn's first 1,000 yard receiver in the FBS era and first since Carl Bond in 1998. The 1,085 yards rank sixth-highest in a season in UConn history and 71 receptions place fifth. Davis had a single-game program-record 15 catches for 207 yards, fifth-most ever, and a touchdown against Memphis on Dec. 7.

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Former University of Connecticut cornerback Darius Butler and the Indianapolis Colts will play in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday against the New England Patriots on CBS. Game time is 6:30 p.m. at Gillette Stadium.

Butler is in his sixth season in the NFL and third with the Colts. He played in 14 regular season games in 2014 with four stars and has made 46 tackles with nine pass deflections. He had a career NFL total of 189 tackles in 83 NFL games and four interceptions.

In the playoffs, Butler has made two tackles in both of the Colts’ win – on January 4 against Cincinnati and on Sunday vs. Denver.

Butler was an All-Big East pick at UConn as a senior in 2008 and started 45 career games with 180 career tackles and ten interceptions. He was selected by the New England Patriots in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft.

Butler is looking to become the fifth former Husky to be part of a Super Bowl roster joining Donald Brown (Colts in 2010), Tyler Lorenzen (practice squad of the Saints in 2010), Brian Kozlowski (started for Falcons in 1999) and Nick Giaquinto (Washington in 1982 and ’83, champion in 1982).
 

 

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