Ray Davis - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 1


  • position Running Back
  • height 5-10
  • Weight 216
  • class Senior
  • Hometown San Francisco, Calif.
  • High school Blair Academy
  • Previous School Vanderbilt

2023 – %Senior
• Mid-year enrollee
• Transferred to Kentucky after two seasons at Vanderbilt (2021-22) and two at Temple (2019-20)
• Has played in 31 career games, 16 games at Temple and 15 at Vanderbilt, with 24 career starts
• Ended the 2022 season ranked 30th on the NCAA’s active career rushing yards list with 2,497 yards
• Has 2,936 career all-purpose yards

2022 – Senior (Vanderbilt)
• Named fourth-team All-SEC Team by Phil Steele
• Semifinalist for Comeback Player of the Year after missing all but three games in 2021 with a knee injury
• Returned to rush 232 times for 1,042 yards and five touchdowns in 12 games
• Became the 10th Commodore all-time to rush for 1,000 yards in a single season
• Had five 100-yard rushing games, with a career-high 167 yards vs. South Carolina
• Ranked fourth in the SEC and 33rd nationally in rushing yards per game (86.8)
• Also showed his receiving ability during the season with 29 catches for 169 yards and three TDs
• Finished sixth in the SEC at 100.92 all-purpose yards per game

2021 – Junior (Vanderbilt)
• Rushed for 211 yards and a touchdown in three games before suffering a season-ending injury week three
• Went for 93 yards in win at Colorado State
• Posted a touchdown against Stanford

2020 – Sophomore (Temple)
• Played in the first four games of the season, ending with rushing for 323 yards and a touchdown (Navy, USF, Memphis and Tulane)
• Caught 12 passes for 62 yards (5.2 yards/reception)

2019 – Freshman (Temple)
• Played in 12 games with five starting assignments
• Earned a varsity letter
• Named First-Team Freshman All-America by Pro Football Focus, rushing for 936 yards on 193 carries for eight touchdowns
• Averaged 78.0 rushing yards/game during freshman campaign
• Caught 15 passes for 181 yards and two scores
• Had three 100-yard rushing games, including 157 yards against East Carolina and a 135-yard, 2 TD performance against Georgia Tech that earned
American Athletic Conference Player of the Week honors
• In Temple debut, rushed for 60 yards and a touchdown and caught two passes for 78 yards and a score vs. Bucknell
• Reset the single-game rushing high against East Carolina with 157

High School
• Played running back and defensive back for coach Jim Saylor at Blair Academy in Blairstown, N.J.
• Played in 33 career games and rushed for 4,815 yards and 59 touchdowns on 375 carries
• Also tallied 80 tackles and six interceptions over his four years as a defensive back
• Helped the Buccaneers to a 5-3 mark as a senior
• An all-around athlete who also participated in basketball, baseball and track for the Lions

• Full name is Re’Mahn Walter Zhamar Jamar Davis but goes by Ray
• Born in San Francisco, California
• Biological parents are Jessica Blazer and Raymond Davis
• Guardians are Lora Banks and Greg Ley
• Has 14 siblings
• Graduated from Vanderbilt in December of 2022 with a degree in communications studies … Currently working on a undergraduate certificate in business

Ray Says
• He chose Kentucky because of its great running backs tradition and the passion of the Big Blue Nation
• Other than play in the NFL, his dream job is to work at ESPN
• One thing most people don’t know about him is that he grew up in the foster care system
• The highlight of his life so far as been being a light for children in foster care
• Besides playing football, he is also really good at writing poems

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