Senior safety Cody Davis has been named one of 15 recipients of the 2012 National Football Foundation National Scholar-Athlete Awards. The honorees also comprise the list of finalists for the 2012 William V. Campbell Trophy, endowed by HealthSouth, which recognizes an individual as the absolute best scholar athlete in the nation.
Davis will join Gabe Rivera (2012 NFF Hall of Fame Inductee) at this year's 55th Annual National Football Foundation Awards Dinner at the Waldorf=Astoria Hotel in New York City on Dec. 4. Davis and the 14th other semifinalists will receive an $18,000 postgraduate scholarship, and one member of the class will also be announced live at the event as the 23rd recipient of the William V. Campbell Trophy, which recognizes an individual as the absolute best scholar-athlete in the nation.
"This is a great honor for Cody and for his family and I couldn't be more thrilled for him," said Texas Tech Head Coach Tommy Tuberville. "Cody is model student-athlete and a tremendous young man that has his priorities in order and big goals for hisfuture. On the football field, he is a leader on our defense and is having a great senior season. Texas Tech will be represented very well in New York City with Cody and Gabe Rivera and it will be a great night to honor two outstanding Red Raiders."
Davis graduated with a degree in Management Information Systems and compiled an undergraduate grade point average of 3.7. He is currently pursuing a master's degree in Management Information Systems and has a perfect 4.0 GPA.
On the football field, Davis leads the Texas Tech defense with 56 tackles and three interceptions. His strong play has been a major factor in the Tech defense earning a No. 7 national ranking.