Quinshad Davis Officially Joins Carolina Football Staff
Former standout wide receiver Quinshad Davis has returned to the UNC football program as an offensive graduate assistant. The program's all-time leader in career touchdown receptions, Davis begins his coaching career after stints in professional football with the Detroit Lions and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Davis was a member of coach Larry Fedora's first signing class in 2012.
Former UNC WR Quinshad Davis Added to UNC Football Staff
Former North Carolina wide receiver Quinshad Davis has been added to the Tar Heel football staff as a graduate assistant. Davis will work with the offense and UNC wide receivers coach Gunter Brewer. From 2012-2015, Davis caught 205 passes for 2,614 yards and 25 touchdowns, setting school records for receptions, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns.
How 16 words are helping UNC’s Larry Fedora cope with his most difficult season
A little more than two years have passed since one of the most triumphant Saturdays of Larry Fedora’s tenure at North Carolina: the overtime victory at Virginia Tech, where Quinshad Davis’ dramatic catch in the end zone sealed the Tar Heels’ win. The memories of that victory came back to Fedora this week while he prepared his team for another trip to Blacksburg.
UNC OT Jon Heck on changing the culture
Jon Heck was a three-star recruit who hailed from Jacksonville, Florida. He committed to North Carolina in late June, 2011 and enrolled as a Tar Heel the following year. His class, which included wide receiver Quinshad Davis, kicker Nick Weiler and outside linebacker Shakeel Rashad, came to UNC in Fedora's first year coaching.
A look at the former Tar Heels trying to make it as rookies in the NFL
A total of six UNC alums tried their luck with the NFL during the 2016 NFL offseason: OG Landon Turner, LB Shakeel Rashad, WR Quinshad Davis, LB Jeff Schoettmer, QB Marquise Williams, and RB Romar Morris. Although none were drafted, they all earned the chance to compete for a roster spot on various teams. Here's how their offseasons went:
Detroit Lions Re-sign WR Quinshad Davis
The Detroit Lions announced today that they have signed WR Quinshad Davis. Davis re-joins the Lions after originally signing with the team as an undrafted rookie free agent out of North Carolina in May. In Detroit’s three games this preseason, Davis has recorded three receptions for 27 yards, as well as a two-point conversion against Pittsburgh.
Quinshad Davis Released by Detroit Lions
The Detroit Lions announced 10 cuts, bringing their roster down to 78 players. The team waived wide receiver Quinshad Davis, kicker Devon Bell, guard Chase Farris, cornerback Rashaad Reynolds and defensive ends Deonte Gibson, Louis Palmer, and Quanterus Smith. Davis played some with the second-team offense in recent weeks.
How a Nerf football helped Lions WR Quinshad Davis develop his hands
James Davis took his young son outside the Berkeley Apartments in Gaffney, South Carolina, and made it clear: You want to learn to catch? OK, I’m going to throw the ball toward your face. Quinshad Davis was 4 years old at the time. But his dad's logic made sense. It was the best way to teach him fast. So when you now look at Davis’ hands, it all starts there.
Rookie WR Quinshad Davis continues to make unexpected Lions roster case
Quinshad Davis has been impossible to miss during training camp, and a big part of that is his sheer size. At 6-foot-3 and 215 pounds, he is Detroit's biggest receiver, and that has some people in Allen Park curious about just how good this guy could be with some polish.
Could WR Quinshad Davis win a Detroit Lions roster spot?
Undrafted rookie Quinshad Davis is 6-feet-3, 218 pounds and the biggest receiver on the Detroit Lions. He got some run with the second-team in last week's preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers and he continues to make plays in practice. "He’s one of those guys that has the body type that you like," Lions coach Jim Caldwell said.
Quinshad Davis is turning some heads at Lions camp
Quinshad Davis was one of Detroit's worst players during OTAs and minicamp. And he has been one of the team's most improved players in training camp. He's catapulted himself into the discussion for a spot on the practice squad, and if he continues his ascent, particularly in the exhibitions, could work his way onto the periphery of the 53-man roster.
Big Quinshad Davis hopes to fill void in Lions’ WR group
When he arrived for rookie minicamp, Quinshad Davis struggled more than some of the other receivers with the acclimation process, but with each practice, he’s looking more comfortable with what the Detroit coaching staff has put on his plate. Davis has leaned on former UNC teammate, tight end Eric Ebron, to accelerate that understanding of the playbook.
Quinshad Davis a surprising playmaker early for Lions
Quinshad Davis' work came mostly during second-and-third team reps, but the undrafted free-agent receiver from North Carolina had a good day. In individual drills, he had an impressive, one-handed catch in the back of the end zone. Davis also had a nice grab in the end zone during 7-on-7 drills. Davis has a rough road to a roster spot, but plays like that will get him noticed.
Video: Best Catches Of 2015 ACC Football Season
The ACC had its fair share of highlight reel plays last season, but the wide receivers may have stolen the show. Here are the ACC's best acrobatic, one-handed, high-flying grabs from the 2015 season, including UNC's Mack Hollins and Quinshad Davis.
UNC's Offense Aiming Higher
UNC's 17 team records set in 2015 include such achievements as points in a season (570), points per game in a season (40.7) and total yards of offense per game in a season (486.9). Yet, despite losing quarterback Marquise Williams and wide receiver Quinshad Davis to graduation, there is optimism that the 2016 offense can be just as good, if not better.