A talented, confident and established veteran of the defensive unit who provided leadership as a three-year starter ... Made a notable impact as a redshirt freshman in 2008 before becoming a permanent fixture in the Pirate secondary in 2009, 2010 and 2011 ... Began career playing a significant role on special teams units, but action diminished when starting status in backfield became consistent ... Played in 49 games and made 38 starts, which included a run of 30-straight as a sophomore, junior and senior ... Credited with 230 career tackles, totaling 143 as solo hits ... Ranks among the program's top five in all-time pass breakups (36) and is 11th in interceptions with nine ... Also recorded 13.5 tackles for lost yardage.
2011 Game-by-Game Statistics 2011: Served as ECU's top boundary cornerback, starting all 11 games played ... Booked 62 total tackles, which included 29 solo hits and 4.0 for lost yardage (-18) ... Also netted 1.5 sacks, recording quarterback drops against Houston (0.5) and Marshall (1.0) ... Forced only fumble against Tulane and netted only pass theft at Memphis, which was returned 23 yards to set up the Pirates' go-ahead touchdown ... Credited with seven pass breakups, knocking down at least one aerial in six contests with a season-best two vs. UCF ... Tallied five or more tackles in eight games ... Posted a season-high eight stops (six solo) against Southern Miss at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, while adding seven tackles each in contests against Houston, Tulane, UCF and Marshall ... Closed year in strong fashion, averaging nearly seven 6.8 tackles per game during his last five outings (4.7 in first six contests) ... Four of seven hits against the Knights were made in first half action, but also broke up UCF quarterback Blake Bortles' pass to Rannell Hall on a third-and-10 play from the ECU 14-yard line on UCF's final drive of the game to help preserve a 38-31 victory ... Other efforts of note include a six-stop performance in the Conference USA opener vs. UAB and a pair of five-tackle outings against North Carolina and UTEP ... In addition to pass knockdowns against UCF, added single breakups against Virginia Tech, Memphis, Navy, Tulane and UTEP ... Did not play in the season opener against South Carolina (suspension) ... Was a Preseason All-Conference USA choice by league head coaches ... Also selected as a first-team preseason all-conference performer by Phil Steele Magazine, Lindy's Magazine, Athlon Magazine and Blue Ribbon Football Yearbook ... Labeled as the "6th-best NFL talent in C-USA" by Lindy's ... Named to the Consensus Draft Services (CDSdraft.com) Preseason All-America Team.
2010 Game-by-Game Statistics 2010: Turned in another strong campaign and earned Second Team All-Conference USA
honors from the league coaches and Rivals.com to go along with a First-Team All-C-USA selection by Phil Steele Magazine ... Played and started all
13 games, booking a team seventh-best 54 tackles with 36 solo stops ...
Tallied three tackles for losses (four yards) and one quarterback hurry
while recording nine pass breakups, two forced fumbles and a pair of interceptions
... Recovered two fumbles, one against Tulsa and the other at
Virginia Tech ... Finished tied for 11th in Conference USA with 0.85 pass
breakups per game ... Team leader in passing tackles with 32 and was fifth
on the squad in solo stops ... Has 12 career games recording six or more
tackles with Pirates going 8-4 in those contests ... Intercepted Maryland's
Danny O'Brien on the first off ensive play of the Military Bowl ... Went on
to tie season high with six tackles in the contest ... Also booked six stops
versus Memphis, Virginia Tech and North Carolina ... Recorded four or
more hits in nine of 13 games ... Had five pass breakups in the last four
contests ... Made all three TFL within the first four weeks of the year with
one against Tulsa, Virginia Tech and North Carolina ... Caused a SMU
fumble in the first quarter and has forced one in both career games
against the Mustangs ... Finished one pass breakup shy of his career high
with three at UAB ... Other multiple-breakup effort was against SMU, tallying
two ... Booked three-of-four tackles and a pass breakup against Marshall
in the second quarter ... Picked off first pass of 2010 in fourth quarter
against N.C. State and tallied first quarterback hurry of the season
during the third quarter ... Credited with three-of-four tackles versus the
Wolfpack in the third quarter ... Made six tackles and one TFL at North
Carolina and Virginia Tech ... During second and third quarters against
the Hokies, tallied four of six tackles, pass breakup and fumble recovery.
2009 Game-by-Game Statistics 2009: Was East Carolina's leader in pass breakups with 12 ... Also netted two interceptions, returning one 42 yards to help the Pirates to a road C-USA win at Tulsa ... In all, was credited with 69 tackles, a team-high 51 of those coming as solo hits, one fumble recovery (UCF) and one forced fumble (SMU) ... Tallied a total of 4.0 tackles for lost yardage (nine yards), making drops behind the line of scrimmage against SMU (1.0), Memphis (1.0), Virginia Tech (1.0) and Arkansas (1.0) in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl ...Played in 12 games and made nine starts ... Suffered a right shoulder injury coming off the bench vs. Appalachian State (one special teams tackle) in the season opener and was sidelined for the next two contests ... Also did not start against UCF and Memphis ... Turned in a pair of career-high tackle outings as a sophomore with nine each in pivotal clashes against Virginia Tech (nationally-televised Thursday night meeting) and Houston (Conference USA Championship Game) ... Turned in a strong finish, averaging 7.4 tackles per game in the last seven outings ... In addition to the pair of nine-stop performances, also logged back-to-back eight-tackle efforts in key C-USA East Division matchups vs. UAB and Southern Miss in late November ... Contributed seven hits at Memphis (Oct. 27) and added six at Tulsa (Nov. 15) - both nationally-televised league tilts played on Tuesday and Sunday, respectively ... Picked off other pass against Marshall in Conference USA road opener Oct. 3 ... Had three multiple pass breakup contests, knocking down two vs. Rice, three at Tulsa and a career-high four in a division-clinching victory over Southern Miss Nov. 28 at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium ... Followed up nine-tackle effort against Cougars with five stops (four solo) against Razorbacks in bowl meeting ... Two of his 69 tackles came on special teams play ... Was selected as a member of the Victors Club (weekly performance awards) for the defense unit during annual team banquet.
2008 Game-by-Game Statistics 2008: Was East Carolina's co-leader in interceptions with four, returning one for a touchdown against Houston ... In all, was credited with 45 tackles, 27 of those coming as solo hits, and led the squad with eight pass breakups ... Played in 13 of 14 games (UTEP) and made five starts ... Turned in back-to-back six tackle outings against UCF and Marshall, and picked off a combined three passes against the Knights and Herd, while also forcing and recovering a fumble ... Stood second among all special teams tacklers with eight ... A Freshman All-America selection by Rivals.com ... Selected to three separate All-Freshman (national) squads by CollegeFootballNews.com, Sporting News and Phil Steele Magazine ... Named to Conference USA's All-Freshman Team by league head coaches ... Earned C-USA Defensive Player-of-the-Week honors for his play against Marshall (six tackles, two interceptions for 31 return yards) ... First career start came against Houston (9/27) at cornerback and quickly recorded his initial interception in the first quarter, returning it 11 yards for a score ... Second career interception was at UCF during the overtime period to eventually set up Ben Hartman's game-winning field goal ... Registered at least five stops in five games ... Experienced first collegiate action against No. 17 Virginia Tech in the season opener in the secondary and as a member of special teams and responded with five tackles ... Other five-tackle outings came against Southern Miss and Tulsa in the C-USA Championship Game ... Overall, recorded 2.5 tackles that resulted in a loss of eight yards (0.5 vs. Virginia Tech, 1.0 vs. Tulane, 0.5 vs. Marshall and 0.5 vs. Kentucky in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl).
2007: Redshirted during initial season in ECU program ... Officially signed with the Pirates in February, 2007.
High School: Helped key Manteo's run to the State 1-A Championship Game as a multi-purpose back on offense and as a defensive leader ... Recorded 13 catches for 250 yards and three scores while rushing for 1,593 yards and 28 touchdowns on 185 carries on the offensive side of the ball ... Averaged 8.6 yards per rush as a senior team captain ... Also completed 35-of-57 passes for 691 yards and nine TDs ... A full-time starter at free safety who helped the Redskins post nine shutouts during his senior campaign which resulted in a finals appearance in Chapel Hill (lost 28-7 to Elkin) ... Logged 127 tackles, nine of which resulted in lost yardage ... Also credited with 11 sacks, six forced fumbles, four recovered fumbles and eight interceptions ... In all, earned a total of three football letters and was part of a Manteo program which lost just four games during prep career ... A two-time all-conference and all-state selection ... Chosen as the All-Area Player-of-the-Year as a junior in 2005 ... Labeled as a "hard hitter" by prep coach Walt Davis ... Featured in the 2007 Rivals.com Recruiting Yearbook ... Ranked No. 31 in North Carolina according to SuperPrep Magazine ... Also picked up additional letters in basketball (3) and track (4) ... Averaged nearly 20 points and over five assists per game as the Redskins' top point guard ... Captured the North Carolina 1-A triple jump title ... Clocked at 4.5 in the 40-yard dash and has recorded a squat lift of 425.
Personal: Full name is Emanuel Edward Davis ... Born August 9, 1988 ... A communications major.