CBS will air a sneak preview of the NFL Network show NFL Undrafted on September 16 at 10pm. It’s a series about some of the top undrafted players who are “working to make their NFL dreams a reality.” One of them is Akeem Davis, a special teams guy and safety from the University of Memphis.
Prior to Memphis, Davis was the first team all-state quarterback of the Laurel High School football team in Laurel, Mississippi. He says he had no Division I offers because he was too short (he’s 6’1”) and too skinny (he’s 200 lbs.). “I’ve never been the biggest or strongest at anything,” he says on NFL Undrafted, “but I would never let anyone outwork me.” Davis played last season (2014) with the Washington Redskins. He appeared in 13 games, playing primarily on special teams and recorded 11 tackles. On September 4, Davis was waived for final roster cuts before the start of the regular season. He unfortunately suffered a number of injuries during the preseason, undergoing surgery to put screws in his thumb which caused him to miss exactly one practice. He hasn’t yet surfaced on another roster, but don’t count the extremely tough Davis out.