Does FAU recruit Davis have a trick up his sleeve?
The Fourth of July is a baseball day. On the day after, it's OK to talk football.
Those of you looking for a reason to sit on the couch all afternoon while nursing a Fourth of July hangover should remember to check out the gold medal game of the IFAF Junior World Championship of American Football
, which airs today at 1 p.m. on Fox College Sports Atlantic.
Wide receiver Jamal Davis (photo), a member of FAU's 2009 signing class
, will be playing in that game.
For those who missed the story about the tournament we posted on FAUOwlAccess.com, here's the link.
Davis, who has caught three passes in the first two games of the tournament, might offer a surprise during today's game against Canada.
It seems he's spent much of his three weeks in Canton, Ohio, trying to convince his coaches to let him throw the ball via and end around or double pass. Davis said the U. S. squad was going to work on just such a play in the days leading up to today's championship game.
"I don't know how I'm able to throw because I've never been taught," Davis said. "I just go out there and throw it and it always looks good. I guess they are going to come up with something where I can throw it."
Davis didn't play quarterback at Coral Springs Charter, but if he throws as well as he says, he could become an interesting offensive weapon for the Owls. Besides, who doesn't love trick plays?.
"I'm trying to do something so I can get remembered," said Davis. "In practice I am always joking around saying that I can play quarterback - doing three step drops and warming up the quarterback, and saying that I can throw it better than him."
Did have a couple of people ask me how Davis ended up on the team. The U. S. coach is Chuck Kyle, who was the high school coach of FAU assistant Dale Williams. Kyle asked Williams if he could recommend a high school player for the team. Williams suggested Davis.
"Jamal definitely belongs here and we love the fact that he's here," Kyle said.