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James Davidson
18  James Davidson

Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
Huntsville, Texas

High School:
Huntsville HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 235

Position:
DL

Experience:
3L

2012 (JUNIOR): Played in 12 contests, including two starts ... compiled 36 tackles, the third-most by a UTEP DL, on the campaign ... his 15 solo stops led all DL ... registered 2.5 sacks (third on the team) for 23 yards ... also checked in third on the team with 6.5 tackles for losses for 32 yards ... credited with three quarterback hurries, with a career-best two at Houston and one against Oklahoma ... made a career-high eight tackles at Tulsa ... had at least one tackle in every contest, with five games of three or more ... set a career high for sacks with 1.5 vs. UCF ... also had a sack resulting in a loss of 16 yards to help UTEP topple rival NM State.

2011 (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in 11 contests ... posted 17 stops, including three tackles for losses ... registered two sacks for a loss of 10 yards ... also had one quarterback pressure and a pass break-up ... tallied four takedowns versus Stony Brook and East Carolina ... nine stops came against C-USA opponents.

2010 (FRESHMAN): Credited with five tackles and two quarterback pressures in seven games ... posted four stops and a hurry in most extensive action against Tulane.

2009: Redshirted.

PRIOR TO UTEP: Regarded as one of the top 20 defensive backs in Texas and one of the top 300 players in the Lone Star State by Dave Campbell's Texas Football magazine ... tabbed the No. 128 safety in the nation by Scouts, Inc. ... honorable mention selection on defense to the 2008 Associated Press 4A All-State team ... a two-time 18-4A first team All-District honoree for coach Mitchell Coey at Huntsville High School, including a unanimous selection as a senior ... was a second-team All-Area performer ... voted as the district's Newcomer of the Year following his junior season in 2007 ... registered 63 tackles, three interceptions and three sacks as a senior ... compiled 84 tackles as a junior.

PERSONAL: Parents are Chad and Missy Davidson ... has one brother, Charlie ... born 11/1/90 (Huntsville, Texas) ... Multidisciplinary Studies major.