OUTLOOK: Drew Davis developed into a quality right tackle for the Crimson Tide in 2008 and should take a leadership role along the offensive front in 2009 ... one of two returning starters along the offensive line ... has played in 16 career games, making 14 starts ... earned the Iron Man Award for his dedication in the strength and conditioning program following the 2008 season ... followed that up by earning the Paul Crane Offensive Lineman Award during the Tide's 2009 spring practice ... a two-time SEC Academic Honor Roll selection.
2008 (JUNIOR): Davis was an integral part of the Crimson Tide's powerful offensive line that helped produce 184.6 yards per game on the ground, which ranked third in the SEC ... the right tackle started all 14 games and captured the UA coaching staff's offensive player of the week in back-to-back games against LSU and Mississippi State ... cleared the way for Doak Walker Award semifinalist Glen Coffee to average 98.8 yards per game while providing time for quarterback John Parker Wilson to post a passing efficiency rating of 122.27, which ranked fifth in the SEC ... paved the way to six 100-yard individual rushing games (five by Glen Coffee and one by Mark Ingram) ... helped the Tide rush for 280 yards or more as a team three times (281 vs. Western Kentucky; 328 at Arkansas; 282 vs. Kentucky) ... earned Academic All-SEC honors during the fall of 2008. Clemson: Davis helped the Tide's Coffee (90) and Ingram (96) both gain over 90 yards on 17 carries each against the Tigers ... the right tackle also kept the pressure off quarterback John Parker Wilson as he completed 73 percent of his passes for 180 yards and two touchdowns. Tulane: He was a steadying force for the Tide line at right tackle with three offensive linemen playing out of position ... helped Ingram gain 63 yards rushing and Coffee garner another 55 yards on the ground. Western Kentucky: Davis started at right tackle and worked in at left tackle against the Hilltoppers as the Crimson Tide rolled up 557 yards of total offense, including 281 rushing yards. Arkansas: He helped the Crimson Tide roll up a season-high 328 yards rushing while averaging 9.4 yards per rush. Georgia: Davis helped the Tide roll up 334 yards of total offense while completely dominating the line of scrimmage. Kentucky: He helped pave the way to 282 yards rushing against a Wildcat team that entered the game ranked 13th nationally in rushing defense, allowing just 79.2 yards per game. Mississippi: Davis helped the Tide rush for 107 yards in a 24-20 win over the Rebels while providing time for a season-high 219 yards by Wilson through the air. Tennessee: He and his fellow offensive linemen did not allow a sack while producing 366 yards of total offense ... the balanced attack included 188 yards through the air and 178 yards on the ground ... the Crimson Tide offense averaged over 5.5 yards per play and over four yards per rush. Arkansas State: Davis helped clear a path for 205 yards rushing and four rushing touchdowns with Ingram notching his first career 100-yard rushing effort with 113 yards on 12 carries. LSU: He blocked for Coffee's third 100-yard rushing effort of the season ... paved the way to three rushing touchdowns (two by Wilson and one by Coffee) ... did not allow a sack to the Tigers' dangerous defensive front seven. Mississippi State: Davis helped the Tide rush for 198 yards with a 4.1 yards per carry average ... the Tide's physically dominant offensive front held the ball for 35:33 and wore down the Bulldogs defensive front with a power running game ... was named the offensive player of the week by the Alabama coaching staff. Auburn: He controlled the right edge of the offensive line the entire game ... paved the way for 234 yards rushing and 412 yards of total offense ... sprung Coffee free for 144 yards ... Davis accounted for a key block in Coffee's 41-yard touchdown run down the right sideline during the second quarter ... once again helped the Tide establish control of the game with 35:37 of possession time. Florida: Davis helped the Crimson Tide churn out 323 yards of total offense ... blocked for Coffee's fifth 100-yard rushing game of the season as both Coffee and Ingram scored rushing touchdowns. Sugar Bowl vs. Utah: He started the Sugar Bowl at right tackle, but injuries forced him to play most of the game at left tackle.
2007 (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in one game against Western Carolina in the Tide's 52-6 win in the season-opener.
2006 (FRESHMAN): Made his Alabama debut in the win over Louisiana Monroe ... played six snaps and recorded a knockdown block in the win over the Warhawks.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Was a dominant player in the Alabama Independent Schools Association (AISA) for Sparta Academy ... played on both the offensive and defensive lines in high school ... started all five years, including starting on the defensive line as an eighth-grader ... was an AISA All-State selection and AISA Lineman of the Year as a senior ... had 44 tackles and five sacks in 11 games as a junior while grading 90 percent on the offensive line... full name is Dustin Drew Davis ... born Oct. 20, 1985.