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From staff reports

CROCKETT– Mayor Dr. Ianthia Fisher has proclaimed Saturday, Jan. 21 as Ja'Gared Davis Day in the city of Crockett.

Davis will be honored during a program at the Crockett Civic Center from 12-1 p.m.

The former Crockett High School athlete recently appeared in his sixth consecutive Canadian Football League Grey Cup and won his second championship.

Davis, also known as "Champ," is a three-time college champion, decorated SMU alumnus, former NFL player and three-time Canadian Football League (CFL) All-Star in addition to his Grey Cup credentials.

A 2009 CHS graduate, Davis was a two-star Rivals.com prospect, All-District Defensive Co-MVP and a Class 3A all-state performer his senior year after recording 110 tackles, four forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries. He was an all-district performer as a junior after notching 118 tackles and four interceptions.

He received offers from Baylor, Louisiana Tech, Oklahoma State and Tulsa but ultimately committed to the SMU Mustangs. He made an impact his freshman season, starting five games and playing in all 13 games. He was a starter in every game his sophomore and junior years.

He received CollegeFootballNews.com. All-American honorable mention during his sophomore season and was selected for the 2011 Rotary Lombardi Award Official Watch List.

As a junior he was second-team All-C-USA and named FWAA National Defensive Player of the Week against UTEP. He was named second-team All-Texas by Dave Campbell's Texas Football during his senior season and First-Team All-C-USA following senior season. He finished his college career with a total of 301 tackles, 20.5 sacks, 4 interceptions, 20 pass deflections, and 6 forced fumbles.

Davis, who received a degree in Sports Management at SMU, was signed by the Houston Texans in 2013 and later spent time on the Kansas City Chiefs, Washington Commanders and New England Patriots rosters. In 2016, Davis made his transition to the CFL and became a member of the Calgary Stampeders Defensive roster.

During the off seasons, Davis hosts Camp Champ, a football training program that focuses on mental and physical training on and off the field as well as other sports.

In his free time, "Champ" mentors youths and has become somewhat of a philanthropist through his international non-profit, the Ja'Gared Davis Foundation. In 2018 he started a clothing and shoe company, Champ 56, inspired by his jersey number and youth inspiration Lawrence "LT" Taylor. Davis plans to expand his brand and likeness into other avenues as well as numerous outreach programs and worldwide development.

Davis's motto is, "Just do the little things right that always make a big difference."

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