OUTLOOK: A senior defensive end, Luther Davis should play a significant role along the Crimson Tide defensive front in 2010 ... one of the Tide's top returning defensive ends ... should push for a starting job at end as a senior ... has played in 34 career games with 26 total tackles and five tackles for loss ... won the Sylvester Croom Commitment to Excellence Award following 2010 spring practice.
2009 (JUNIOR): He played in all 14 games for the Crimson Tide during their 2009 national championship season ... made 11 tackles with three solo stops, 1.5 tackles for loss (-6 yards) and added a quarterback hurry. Virginia Tech: Played in the game but did not record any statistics. Florida International: Came off the bench to record two tackles. North Texas: Played in the game but did not record any statistics. Arkansas: Assisted on a tackle coming off the bench for the Tide. Kentucky: Record one solo tackle in a win over the Wildcats. Mississippi: Saw his most extensive playing time of the season and made one assisted tackle in the Tide's win. South Carolina: Came off the bench and assisted on one tackle. Tennessee: Played as a reserve and assisted on one tackle against the Vols. LSU: Came off the bench but did record any statistics. Mississippi State: Registered one solo tackle, which went for a loss of five yards. Chattanooga: Contributed as a top reserve and assisted on two tackles, including a half a tackle for a loss. Auburn: Made one solo tackle as a reserve defensive end for the Tide ... helped limit the Tigers to 112 yards below their season average in total yards. Florida: Came off the bench along the defensive line and tallied one quarterback hurry ... helped hold Florida to 88 yards rushing. Texas: Helped the Crimson Tide hold Texas to just 81 yards rushing and 276 total yards ... did not have a tackle but received playing time in the Tide's defensive line rotation.
2008 (SOPHOMORE): Davis provided the Crimson Tide with a talented option at defensive end ... the sophomore had 12 tackles on the season and 2.5 tackles for loss (-4) backing up Brandon Deaderick at right end ... played in all 14 games. Clemson: Davis played a reserve role for Alabama in its 34-10 win over Clemson in the Georgia Dome ... registered one assisted tackle. Tulane: He played but did not record a tackle against the Green Wave. Western Kentucky: Davis recorded half of a tackle for loss (-1) on an assisted tackle as a reserve defensive end. Arkansas: He notched one unassisted TFL (-1) in the Crimson Tide's 49-14 rout of the Razorbacks. Georgia: Davis logged two assisted tackles in Alabama's win at No. 3 Georgia and helped the Tide get consistent pressure on Bulldogs' quarterback Matthew Stafford. Kentucky: He registered two total tackles with one solo stop as the Tide allowed just 35 yards on the ground to the Wildcats. Mississippi: Davis played but did not record a tackle. Tennessee: He did not have a tackle against the Volunteers. Arkansas State: Davis made one solo tackle in a reserve role for the Crimson Tide defense in the second half against the Red Wolves ... helped the Tide limit ASU to just 158 total yards. LSU: He played but did not have any tackles against the Tigers in Death Valley. Mississippi State: Davis logged one solo and one assisted tackle against the Bulldogs ... helped a defensive front limit MSU to just 35 yards rushing. Auburn: He was impressive in the final quarter against the Tigers with two tackles ... had one tackle for loss (-2) and helped hold the Tigers to just eight yards rushing in the second half. Florida: Davis came off the bench as a reserve defensive end but did not have any statistics. Sugar Bowl vs. Utah: He played but did not record any statistics.
2007 (FRESHMAN): Played in six games, appearing in the Western Carolina, Arkansas, Florida State, Houston, Tennessee and LSU contests ... had three tackles on the season, including one for loss ... recorded all three of his tackles and one for a loss of five yards in the season opener against Western Carolina.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Graduated from West Monroe High School ... ranked as the No. 3 prospect in Louisiana by SuperPrep Magazine ... was also a SuperPrep All-American as a senior ... rated as the nation's No. 14 defensive line prospect by SuperPrep ... member of ESPN's Top 150 ... one of six defensive ends on the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Super Southern Top 100 ... was ranked No. 15 in Louisiana and No. 25 nationally by Rivals.com ... rated No. 16 defensive end prospect nationally by ESPN ... had 88 tackles, eight sacks, four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries as a junior ... had 68 tackles, 13 sacks and six blocked kicks in his senior season ... honorable mention All-State selection ... coached by Don Shows ... full name is Luther Marquez Davis ... born Oct. 21, 1988.