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Gabriel Davis (born April 1, 1999) is an American football wide receiver for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at UCF and was drafted by the Bills in the fourth round of the 2020 NFL Draft.

Gabriel Davis
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Davis with the Buffalo Bills in 2021
No. 13 – Buffalo Bills
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1999-04-01) April 1, 1999 (age 23)
Fernandina Beach, Florida
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school:Seminole
(Sanford, Florida)
College:UCF (2017–2019)
NFL Draft:2020 / Round: 4 / Pick: 128
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
    NFL records
  • Most receiving touchdowns in a playoff game (4)
Career NFL statistics as of 2021
Receptions:70
Receiving yards:1,148
Receiving touchdowns:13
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Early years

Davis attended Seminole High School in Sanford, Florida. While there, he played high school football. As a senior, he had 69 receptions for 1,347 yards and 17 touchdowns, earning him First Team Florida Class 8A All-State honors.[1] He committed to the University of Central Florida (UCF) to play college football.[2]

College career

As a true freshman at UCF in 2017, Davis played in and started all 13 games, recording 27 receptions for 391 yards and four touchdowns. As a sophomore in 2018, he started 12 of 13 games and had 53 receptions for 815 yards and seven touchdowns.[3] He returned as a starter his junior year in 2019.[4][5] After the season, Davis entered the 2020 NFL Draft.[6]

College statistics

Gabriel Davis
SeasonTeamGPReceiving
RecYdsAvgLngTD
2017UCF102739114.5804
2018UCF125381515.4757
2019UCF12721,24117.27312
Career341522,44716.18023
Source: UCF Knights Website

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
HeightWeightArm lengthHand span40-yard dash20-yard shuttleThree-cone drillVertical jumpBroad jumpBench press
6 ft 2 in
(1.88 m)
216 lb
(98 kg)
32+14 in
(0.82 m)
9+14 in
(0.23 m)
4.54 s4.59 s7.08 s35.0 in
(0.89 m)
10 ft 4 in
(3.15 m)
14 reps
All values from NFL Combine[7]

The Buffalo Bills selected Davis in the fourth round with the 128th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.[8]

2020 season

Davis signed a four-year, $3.99 million contract, including a $699,000 signing bonus, with the Bills on May 8, 2020.[9] In Week 2, against the Miami Dolphins, he scored his first professional touchdown on a six-yard reception from Josh Allen.[10] The following week, Davis would catch four passes for a career-high 81 yards. During week three, Davis caught one pass, a 26-yard touchdown from Josh Allen. In Week 12 against the Los Angeles Chargers, Davis recorded three catches for 79 yards, including a 20-yard touchdown reception from fellow wide receiver Cole Beasley during the 27–17 win.[11] Overall, Davis finished his rookie season with 35 receptions for 599 receiving yards and seven receiving touchdowns.[12]

During the Wild Card Round of the playoffs against the Indianapolis Colts, Davis caught four passes for 85 yards, including two sideline grabs that set up Buffalo's second touchdown, as the Bills won 27–24, their first playoff win in 25 years.[13]

2021 season

In Week 10 against the New York Jets, Davis caught all three of his targets for 105 yards, a season high.[14] Overall in the 2021 season, Davis appeared in 16 games, of which he started four. He had 35 receptions on 63 targets for 539 yards and six touchdowns, as the Bills finished the regular season with a 11-6 record to win the AFC East for a second consecutive season.[15][16] In the Wild Card Round, he caught two passes for 41 yards and a touchdown in Buffalo's 47-17 rout of the New England Patriots.[17]

In the Divisional Round against the Kansas City Chiefs, Davis had a breakout performance, catching a career-high 201 yards on eight catches, and scoring an NFL record four receiving touchdowns in a playoff game during the 42–36 overtime loss. He became just the ninth player in NFL history to record 200+ receiving yards in a playoff game.[18]

NFL career statistics

Regular season

GeneralReceiving
YearTeamGPGSTgtRecYdsAvgLngTD
2020BUF1611623559917.1567
2021BUF164633554915.7496
Total3215125701,14816.45613

Postseason

TeamsReceiving
YearTeamGPGSTgtRecYdsAvgLngTD
2020BUF321148521.3370
2021BUF20131024224.2755
Total52241432723.4755

References

  1. ^ "Gabriel Davis - 2019 - Football". UCF Athletics. Retrieved January 5, 2022.
  2. ^ Hays, Chris (June 5, 2016). "UCF No. 1 on Sanford Seminole WR Gabe Davis' recruiting list". chicagotribune.com. Retrieved March 25, 2021.
  3. ^ Hays, Chris (August 31, 2019). "UCF receiver Gabe Davis has pro mentality during what could be final season with Knights". mcall.com. Retrieved March 25, 2021.
  4. ^ Murschel, Matt (October 1, 2019). "UCF star Gabe Davis pushing to be best receiver in nation". orlandosentinel.com. Retrieved December 17, 2019.
  5. ^ Murphy, Brian (September 19, 2019). "UCF WR Gabe Davis hungry for more after dominating Stanford star CB Paulson Adebo". orlandosentinel.com. Retrieved December 17, 2019.
  6. ^ Yun, Joseph (December 4, 2019). "UCF WR Gabriel Davis declares for the 2020 NFL Draft". With the First Pick. Retrieved March 25, 2021.
  7. ^ "Gabriel Davis Combine Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved September 27, 2020.
  8. ^ Parrino, Matt (April 25, 2020). "Buffalo Bills select UCF WR Gabriel Davis with No. 128 pick in 4th round". Syracuse.com. Retrieved April 27, 2020.
  9. ^ Murschel, Matt (May 8, 2020). "Former UCF receiver Gabe Davis inks 4-year, $3.99 million deal with Buffalo Bills". orlandosentinel.com. Retrieved June 15, 2020.
  10. ^ "Buffalo Bills at Miami Dolphins – September 20th, 2020". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved September 23, 2020.
  11. ^ "Los Angeles Chargers at Buffalo Bills – November 29th, 2020". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved December 1, 2020.
  12. ^ "Gabriel Davis 2020 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 25, 2021.
  13. ^ Thompson, Cole (January 9, 2021). "Gabriel Davis is becoming a star for the Bills in this playoff game". FanSided. Retrieved November 15, 2021.
  14. ^ "Bills' Gabriel Davis: Bounces back big". CBSSports.com. November 15, 2021. Retrieved November 15, 2021.
  15. ^ "Gabriel Davis 2021 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved January 28, 2022.
  16. ^ "2021 Buffalo Bills Statistics & Players". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved January 28, 2022.
  17. ^ "Wild Card - New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills - January 15th, 2022". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved January 28, 2022.
  18. ^ Salvador, Joseph (January 24, 2022). "Gabriel Davis Catches NFL Playoff Record Four Touchdown Passes in Loss to Chiefs". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved January 24, 2022.

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