James Madison WR Rashard Davis finished his career with 114 catches and 11 touchdowns. Davis left James Madison as the most decorated punt returner in team history as well as a National Champion. Rashard took some time to answer some questions about the upcoming NFL draft and his experience at James Madison.
Scott Porter: This year was a big season for James Madison. You guys won a National Championship. What was that like for you and the program?
Rashard Davis: Winning the Championship meant a lot honestly. We went through so much adversity with 3 different head coaches. I think it really allowed us players to build a brotherhood and work hard together. We had a very close locker room and I really attribute that to being able to work together with the same goals of winning the Championship.
Scott Porter: What do you feel are your greatest football strengths?
Rashard Davis: I would say my greatest strengths consist of my speed and acceleration. I also have great ball skills and like to be physical. I am tough WR who isn’t afraid to mix it up and go into traffic to catch the tough passes.
Scott Porter: What was your overall experience at James Madison like?
Rashard Davis: It was great. The atmosphere was friendly and the campus is real nice. The administration at James Madison shows a lot of support for the athletic program and the fan base is crazy. We get a lot of support.
Scott Porter: What kind of person is an NFL team getting in Rashard Davis?
Rashard Davis: Rashard Davis is a funny guy that will bring a lot of energy to the team. I will bring work ethic and hunger that will propel me. I am very coachable and will do whatever is asked of me.
Scott Porter: Where did you grow the most while at James Madison?
Rashard Davis: I feel like the offseason going into my Junior year is where I grew the most. I grasped the ins and he outs of defenses and overall I felt like I elevated my intellect within the game. Things really clicked for me from there on out.
Scott Porter: What do you like most about playing the WR position?
Rashard Davis: I like the freedom to be creative with my releases and my routes. I can also showcase my speed and my acceleration.
Scott Porter: What are your biggest football accomplishments?
Rashard Davis: I broke the record for most punt returns in a single season at James Madison and in the CAA. I received special team’s player of the year for the CAA and Hero sports. I also received four All-American honors as a punt returner. Also, being a big part of our National Championship win this season.
Scott Porter: What will you be doing from now until NFL draft time to prepare yourself for your shot in the NFL?
Rashard Davis: I’m planning on training down in Georgia alongside a former teammate of mine. This will allow me to eat right and train hard to make my body produce at optimal levels. I can focus on working on every phase of my game to be well prepared.