DEMarcus Davenport

UTSA — C-USA
  • Height: 6057
  • Weight: 259
  • Hometown: San Antonio, TX
  • Age: 21

Bio

2017 (Senior): Tabbed 2017 Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year and first-team all-conference … accepted an invitation to play in the Reese’s Senior Bowl on Jan. 27 in Mobile, Ala. … member of the Chuck Bednarik Award and Wuerffel Trophy watch lists … Senior CLASS Award candidate … posted 55 tackles and set school records with 17.5 tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks and eight quarterback hurries … also tallied four pass breakups, three forced fumbles and a fumble return for a touchdown … finished his UTSA career as the program's all-time leader in tackles for loss (38.0), sacks (22.0) and QB hurries (21) … posted a tackle for loss in eight different contests … registered 44 tackles, 14 TFLs, 6.5 sacks and all three of his forced fumbles in league play … named C-USA Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 23 after recording a career-high-tying 11 stops, 3.5 TFLs and a pair of sacks and returning a fumble 34 yards for a TD in the 20-7 win against Rice … posted eight tackles, four tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks for a loss of 24 yards and a forced fumble against North Texas … turned in six stops, 2.5 TFLs and a sack in the 44-14 victory at Texas State … ranked 10th among all Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) players in tackles for loss per game (1.5) and 14th in sacks per contest (0.77) … started all 11 games for a defense that led C-USA in seven different statistical categories and ranked in the top 10 in the FBS in five.

2016 (Junior): Named second-team All-Conference USA … played in all 13 games (12 starts) … led the squad’s defensive linemen with 68 tackles (31 solos/37 assists), including 10 for loss, and also had team-leading marks of 6.5 sacks and a program-record eight QB hurries … finished the season strong by posting 38 stops, seven TFLs and 4.5 sacks in the final six outings… racked up a career-high 11 tackles at #22 Texas A&M (Nov. 19) and also added 1.5 TFLs, one sack and a fumble recovery against the Aggies … had seven stops, including two sacks, at Louisiana Tech (Nov. 12) and also recorded a pair of sacks in the season opener against Alabama State (Sept. 3).\

2015 (Sophomore): Earned honorable mention All-Conference USA accolades … started 11 contests but missed the Colorado State (Sept. 26) tilt due to injury … recorded 49 tackles (30 solos/19 assists) … ranked second on the team with 7.5 TFLs and four sacks … also racked up four QB hurries, three pass breakups and a pair of forced fumbles … had a career day against Rice (Nov. 21) with 10 stops, three TFLs and two sacks … posted six stops and a sack at Charlotte (Nov. 14) and added five tackles and one sack in the season opener against #22 Arizona (Sept. 3) … also accumulated five tackles, including 1.5 behind the line of scrimmage, against Louisiana Tech (Oct. 10).

2014 (Freshman): Saw action in the opening 11 games of the campaign but missed the season finale against North Texas (Nov. 29) due to injury … registered 14 tackles, three of which went for loss as sacks … top outing came at Rice (Oct. 8) when he racked up a career-high six stops, including a sack … opened his career at Houston (Aug. 29) with a pair of tackles and a sack … added another sack at Florida Atlantic (Sept. 27).

High School: A first-team All-District 27-5A performer who recorded 73 tackles, including 10 for loss, six sacks and a half dozen pass breakups as a senior … earned second-team all-district honors as a junior after racking up 42 stops … coached by Darryl Hemphill … also an area qualifier in the 1,600m relay and shot put along with playing for the basketball team.

Personal: Born Sept. 4, 1996 … son of Ronnetta and Ron Davenport … multidisciplinary studies major.