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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