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Davis Selected By New York Giants In Sixth Round

Geremy Davis
May 2, 2015

CHICAGO - University of Connecticut wide receiver Geremy Davis (Lawrenceville, Ga.) was selected in the sixth round of the NFL Draft on Saturday by the New York Giants as the 186th pick.

Davis was the second Husky picked in the draft, joining cornerback Byron Jones (New Britain, Conn.), who was picked in the first round on Thursday by the Dallas Cowboys as the 27th overall pick.

Davis concluded his career in 2014 as the most prolific receiver of UConn's FBS era. In 46 games from 2011-14, the 6-3 wideout recorded 165 receptions and 2,292 receiving yards, both the most for any player at Connecticut since the Huskies moved to the FBS in 2002. Davis also posted at least one reception in the final 36 games of his career, tying a program record.

He will be joined on the Giants by former Husky Will Beatty, who will be in his seventh year with the Giants and in the NFL in 2015. Overall in UConn history, he is in the top-six in receiving yards and receptions.

In the 2013 season, Davis became the first player in UConn's FBS era to post a 1,000-yard season, hauling in 71 passes for 1,085 yards. No performance was more impressive than a 15-catch, 207-yard day on Dec. 7. 2013 against Memphis, a contest that saw Davis set the UConn single-game record for receptions and record the fifth-highest single-game receiving yardage performance.

He was named a captain prior to the 2014 season and finished his career with seven touchdown receptions and six 100-yard receiving games.

UConn has had a total of 40 players drafted in school history, including 25 since the 2005 NFL Draft. The Huskies have had a player taken in every NFL Draft since 2005. A record-high five Huskies were taken in the 2013 NFL Draft while four were selected in 2009. UConn has had multiple players picked in seven of the last eight drafts.

 

 

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