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13 Nate Davis

• 2008 Mid-American Conference Offensive Player of the Year •
• 2008 All-MAC First Team •
• One of 10 Finalists for the 2008 Manning Award •
• Finished 8th in the Final Voting for the Heisman Trophy •
• 2008 Walter Camp and Maxwell Award Watch Lists •
• 2008 and 2007 Manning Award Watch List •
• 2008 Ball State John Magnabosco Co-MVP •
• 2007 Ball State John Magnabosco MVP •

Career Superlatives

• Became the first player in BSU history to throw for 3,000 yards or more in back-to-back seasons
• Managed a 22-12 record as a starting quarterback
• Tallied a 17-5 Mid-American Conference mark as a starter
• Threw at least one TD pass in 29 of his last 31 games
• With his first pass at Akron, a 23-yard completion to Dante Love, Davis set the Ball State career record for passing yards
• With his seventh completion of the game vs. Northern Illinois, Davis set the Ball State school record for completions in a career on a 33-yard pass to MiQuale Lewis


2008 Season Superlatives

• Ranked 13th in the nation in passing efficiency (156.97)
• Ranked 19th in the country in total offense (278.79)
• Threw for at least 250 yards in a game 8 times in 2008
• Completed 64.3 percent of his passes
• Completed .875 percent of his passes against Northeastern, which ranks as the third best single-game mark in BSU history
• Tied his career high with 64 rushing yards vs. Western Michigan

2007 (So.): Started all 13 games at quarterback to earn second letter . . . set the Ball State single-season record with 3,667 passing yards, shattering the previous mark of 2,377 by Neil Britt in 1983 . . . attempted 478 passes to set a Ball State single-season record . . . completed a school record 270 passes . . . threw a Ball State single-season record 30 touchdown passes, shattering the previous mark of 18 set by Joey Lynch in 2005 and tied by Davis in 2006 . . . threw for a career-high 422 yards at Nebraska, which ranks as the third best single-game mark in Ball State history . . . had five games of 300 or more yards passing . . . attempted a season high 48 passes at Western Michigan and at Indiana, which rank as the second highest single-game marks in Ball State annals . . . completed a season-high 26 passes vs. Nebraska and vs. Indiana, which tie for the seventh best single-game records in Ball State history . . . tied his career high with four touchdown passes vs. Eastern Michigan, which ties for the fifth highest single-game total in Ball State history . . . threw three touchdown passes in five games -- at Navy, at Nebraska, vs. Buffalo, vs. Western Kentucky and vs. Toledo . . . led a Ball State offense which set single-season records for points scored (409), yards passing (3,704), passes completed (273), passes attempted (483), yards in total offense (5,640) and first downs (288) . . . passed for over 200 yards in 11-of-13 games . . . rushed for a career-high two touchdowns vs. Toledo, while also passing for three TDs in that same game . . . rushed a career-high 12 times for a career-best 64 yards, including a career-long run of 46 yards at Illinois . . . ranked 15th in the nation in total offense and 27th in the nation in passing efficiency . . . received Ball State’s John Magnabosco Award as Ball State’s Most Valuable Player.


2006 (Fr.):  Played in all 12 games and started seven games at quarterback as a true freshman to earn first letter . . . tied the Ball State single-season record with 18 touchdown passes . . . threw for 1,975 yards, which ranked as the fourth best single-season effort in Ball State history . . . completed 150 passes, which ranked as the eighth-best single-season mark in BSU annals . . . completed a career-high 27 passes vs. Northern Illinois, which tied for fifth for the most passes completed in a single game in Ball State history . . . threw for a season-high 298 yards vs. Northern Illinois in his first career start . . . threw four touchdown passes vs. NIU, which ties for the fifth best single-game total in the Ball State record books . . . threw three TD passes vs. Eastern Michigan in collegiate debut, while completing 7-of-8 passes for 108 yards . . . also threw for three TDs at Buffalo . . . ranked 17th in the country in passing efficiency with a 147.25 mark . . . combined with fellow quarterback Joey Lynch to set a then Ball State single-season record with 27 touchdown passes . . . combined with Lynch to throw for 385 yards vs. North Dakota State, which is the fifth highest single-game passing total in Ball State history . . . the two quarterbacks threw for 360 yards vs. Western Michigan, which is the seventh best single-game mark in BSU’s record books . . . helped Ball State rank 15th in the nation in passing efficiency and 16th in passing offense . . . helped the Cardinals set a then single-season school record with 3,112 passing yards and 27 touchdowns . . . received Ball State’s John Hodge Award as the team’s most outstanding freshman.


High School:  Earned three letters in football for Coach John Magistro . . . Football: Helped team to a 13-1 record as a senior and a 21-8 mark in his career . . . helped the Big Reds to a 10-0 conference record and a state semifinal appearance as a senior . . . completed 125-of-207 passes for 2,932 yards and 42 touchdowns as a senior . . . all-state and all-conference as a senior . . . threw for a Bellaire career record 7,348 yards and 81 touchdowns . . . set a school career record with 113 total touchdowns . . . three-time all-state and three-time all-conference . . . Basketball: Earned four letters in basketball . . . eclipsed the school’s 50-year-old career scoring record and scored over 1,800 points . . . helped basketball team to a 15-0 start as a senior.


Personal:  Son of Charles Davis and Linda Davis . . . one brother, Jose Davis, who played football at Kent State, and is now a member of the Arena Football League’s Kansas City Brigade . . . played football at the same high school as National Football League veteran Joey Galloway . . . born May 25, 1987, in Bellaire, Ohio . . . full name is Nate Charles Davis.

Position: Quarterback
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 217
Year: Junior
Hometown: Bellaire, Ohio
High School: Bellaire
Experience: 2 Letters
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