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Davis Continues To Shine

Geremy Davis had a 30-yard TD reception on Saturday.
Sept. 7, 2014

By Chris Jones
UConn Athletic Communications

His head coaches have come and gone, his quarterbacks rotate in and out but that hasn't stopped University of Connecticut redshirt senior wide receiver Geremy Davis from being one of the most consistent and productive guys that the Huskies have.

On Saturday afternoon, in a Huskies 19-16 win over Stony Brook, Davis caught six passes for 113 yards and a touchdown. It was the sixth time in his career that Davis had surpassed the 100 yard mark.

"I'm just happy to contribute to this team," said Davis. "I praise God for giving me the abilities to play football and he is the one who has allowed me to be the player that I am today."

The touchdown catch came at the tail end of the first half, giving the Huskies a 12-10 lead.

"It was a double move play, Chandler (Whitmer) and I were patient waiting for the corner to bite," said Davis. "Once he did, Chandler threw a perfect ball over my outside shoulder and I caught it and got my feet down."

The past two seasons Davis has been the Huskies best weapon on offense, leading the Huskies in receptions and receiving yards, each year getting better than the last.

"I'm just trying to get better every day," said Davis. "My goal is to be better from my last time out. I think that mindset has allowed me to get better with each game and each season I have played."

The equation seems to be quite simple for the Huskies, when Davis plays well the team usually succeeds. Looking back to last season when the team rattled off three straight victories to end the 2013 season, Davis was a factor in each of those games. That stretch was highlighted by a victory over Memphis where Davis caught 15 balls for 207 yards and a touchdown.

"He's a weapon," said UConn head coach Bob Diaco. "He's strong and big, he can catch and he blocks. He runs crisp routes and he's a challenge. He would have had six more catches (on Saturday) but we were just slightly off target here and there as you saw. We are going to keep wearing him out. He's a great player and he's having a breakout year after two games and it will continue. "

With his production Davis is challenged every week against the opponent's best corner, something that he relishes.

"As a competitor you want to go against the best," said Davis. "In practice I go against Bryon (Jones), then in the game I go up against the top guy on their defense. It is something that makes you a better player and I love challenging myself and seeing myself succeed against the best."

As each game passes Davis continues to climb the list of great UConn receivers. On Saturday he moved into seventh place on the UConn all time list in receiving yards with 1,963 and is currently eighth all time with 134 receptions. He is tied for 12th in the country for most consecutive games with a reception with 28.

Davis has been a model of consistency in a time of great flux and change for the UConn program but that doesn't take away from a career that will land him amongst the Huskies all-time greats.