Gamecock HotShots: Mike Davis

05/23/2014 2:31 PM

05/23/2014 2:47 PM

Mike Davis is emerging as the face of South Carolina football for the 2014 season.

The junior running back led the Gamecocks last season with 203 carries for 1,183 yards and 11 rushing touchdowns. He added 34 catches for 352 yards.

Davis has already been featured on the regional college football preview magazine covers for Athlon Sports and Lindy's Sports. His reaction on Twitter: “Another goal was met today as I made the cover of Athlon Sports! Anything is possible ”

Davis also is in the preseason discussion of Heisman Trophy hopefuls. The Bovada sportsbook lists him with 18-1 odds to win the Heisman (Florida State's Jameis Winston is No. 1 at 5-2 odds.)

He is considered among the top SEC draft-eligible prospects for next year's NFL draft. ESPN wrote: "One of the toughest runners in the SEC, Davis had a fun coming-out party last year with 1,183 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns. Davis can grind out tough yards and explode for the home-run play. For his career, Davis has seven 100-yard games."


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