Pirate Freshman Defensive Back Picks Up More Honors

GREENVILLE, N.C. - East Carolina defensive back Emanuel Davis picked up his fourth and fifth post-season honors Wednesday afternoon after being named 2008 Rivals.com First-Team Freshman All-American and Third-Team All-Freshman by Phil Steele Magazine.

Davis, who was named to the Conference USA All-Freshman last week, has played in 12 games with four starts. The Manteo, N.C. native currently leads the team in pass breakups (7), while sharing the team lead in interceptions (four). He was named C-USA Defensive Player-of-the-Week on Nov. 10 after picking off a career-best two passes against Marshall (11/8). Davis recorded interceptions in back-to-back contests (UCF and Marshall) and on his first career interception scored from 11 yards out against Houston.

Emanuel Davis' 2008 Awards:

Conference USA All-Freshman Team
Rivals.com Freshman All-American (first-team)
Sporting News All-Freshman Team (second-team)
CollegeFootballNews.com (CFN) All-Freshman Team (second-team)
Phil Steele Magazine All-Freshman Team (third-team)
Conference USA Defensive Player-of-the-Week (Nov. 10)


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  • by ???? on Dec 21, 2008 at 06:47 PM
    Davis is a softy who will amount to nothing in the NFL. I sure hope that he is majoring in something good.
  • by Sam Location: Williamston on Dec 18, 2008 at 12:14 PM
    Emanuel Davis is one of the great playmakers around. All those interceptions and pass breakups have been pouring on by Davis. He still has three more years of elgibility and has a legitimate shot at the NFL after College Football.
  • by joepirate Location: greenville on Dec 18, 2008 at 06:26 AM
    davis is a beast..watch out for him in the bowl game and next year. he shut down deandre brown of southern miss. the only time brown got any yards was when marshall was covering him...the future is bright for mr. davis.
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