JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - As Nebraska gets ready for its final game of the season against Clemson in the Gator Bowl this afternoon, Huskeronline.com decided to pick out the three most intriguing match-ups to keep an eye on during the game.[details]
Personal: Rushed for 2389 yards and 28 touchdowns on 350 carries as a senior...rushed for 300+ yards in two games as a senior.... rushed for 7339 yards and 80 TDs in his high school career...42nd-best player in the nation, 6th-best running back in the nation, and the 16th-best player in Georgia by Rivals.com....named to the SuperPrep Dixie team as the 4th-best prospect in Georgia...team captain in 2004... Georgia North/South game co-MVP..scored the only touchdown to lead the North to victory...17th-best running back in the nation by Tom Lemming of ESPN.com...totaled over 5,000 yards and more than 60 touchdowns in his high school career...17th-best running back in the nation by CollegeFootballNews.com...named honorable mention All-Southern Team by the Orlando Sentinel...received the Golden Helmet Award from Coca-Cola as the most valuable player of his team...SuperPrep All-American as the 24th-best running back in the nation...56th-best player in the southeast by SuperPrep.... named class AAAAA All-State by the Atlanta Journal Constitution as a senior...honorable mention All-State in class AAAAA as a junior...first team All-City as a junior... played for Gary Cantrell...chose Clemson over offers from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi State, Tennessee, and Virginia Tech... born James Davis on New Year's Day, 1986.
The Good: A tall, thickly built back who runs with good power between the tackles. Showcases an impressive first step for his size with an ability to separate from defenders at the second level. Displays good vision and doesn't try to force many plays. Is content to take what the defense gives him and will grind out tough yards inside. A natural receiver out of the backfield. The Bad: Isn't a breakaway threat and really struggles changing directions once he gets up to full speed. For as hard as he runs, doesn't break many tackles and isn't the kind of back who can wear down a defense.