|85 Davon Grayson|
Sharp Passing Effort, Rush Defense Dominates Second Scrimmage
Offers a charismatic and engaging personality to go along with high-impact, big-play production on the field ... Made an immediate splash as true freshman a year ago, but dazzling dramatics were cut shorty because of a season-ending injury ... Appears to have fully bounced back from physical setback with a strong spring performance that followed a four-month rehabilitation process ... Will open sophomore year listed as the unit's starting "Z" (outside) receiver ... On receiving end of one pass for five yards during the first scrimmage (March 31) before grabbing three balls for 18 yards in the second contest a week later ... Finished drills with a six-yard catch during the Purple-Gold Game on April 12 ... Dedication and work ethic in strength and conditioning program has produced positive results as well ... Among positional leaders in the pro shuttle (4.15), vertical jump (34.5"), broad jump (10'3") and 40 (4.41) ... Lifts of note include a 330-pound bench press, a 485-pound back squat, a 285-pound power clean and a push jerk of 260.
2013: Recorded 18 catches for 176 yards (9.8 ypr) and four touchdowns in six games (and starts) during true rookie campaign ... Suffered a season-ending left knee injury at Tulane on Oct. 12 ... Posted multi-catch totals in first five games, while posting career-bests in receptions (seven) and reception yards (66) during a pivotal Conference USA road win at Middle Tennessee a week prior to the injury ... Opened collegiate career with three TD catches vs. Old Dominion (nine, six and one-yarders) ... In all, had four catches for 28 yards against Monarchs ... Followed up with a two-reception, 29-yard effort against Florida Atlantic ... Also hauled in an 18-yard scoring strike from Shane Carden vs. the Owls to give ECU a 7-0 lead after its first possession ... Had two receptions for six yards the next week against Virginia Tech before adding three grabs for 47 yards vs. North Carolina at Kenan Stadium ... A 37-yarder vs. the Tar Heels in second quarter action marked a season-long and was one of five catches that exceeded 10 yards (also had a 32-yarder at MTSU) ... Selected to the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) National Freshman Performers Watch List ... Signed with the Pirate program in February.
High School: A First-Team All-Southeastern District selection at both wide receiver and defensive back for coach Joe Jones at Kings Fork High School ... Also named to the Virginian-Pilot's All-Tidewater First-Team Defense unit as a senior after helping the Bulldogs to a program-record seven wins (7-4) and the school's first-ever appearance in the Virginia High School League Division 5 Football playoffs (before suffering a 16-15 setback to Lakeland in the opening round) ... Had 45 receptions for 602 yards and seven touchdowns ... On defense, picked off three passes, had eight breakups and recovered three fumbles ... Top single-game effort was an 11-catch, 127-yard, one touchdown performance against Oscar Smith (Nov. 5) ... Earned selection to the 2012 Best of the 757 All-Camp Team following the Fifth Annual Best of the 757 Football Showcase in May ... Played in just two games as a junior in 2011 because of a hand injury ... In all, earned four football letters and served as a team captain ... Was also a track letterman for KFHS, clearing 6 feet, 3 inches in the high jump and 21-4 in the long jump ... Member of relay teams that turned in times of 45.06 (4x100) and 3:24.96 (4x400) ... A strong performer in the classroom who possessed a grade point average of 3.3.
Personal: Full name is Davon Darrin Grayson ... Born September 5, 1995 at Cleveland, Ohio ... Lists the film industry as one of his hobbies and enjoys making videos and reading ... Is a health fitness specialist major ... Classroom work earned ECU Honor Roll designation during the 2013 fall semester.