Avery Davis’ versatility continues to make him critical to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football program.

Even as the redshirt sophomore has been slow to see action at his designated quarterback position, his skill set as a playmaker extraordianre has allowed him to carve out an exclusive niche for himself.

In eight games, mostly at running back, the 5-foot-11, 204-pound dual-threat option rushed for 70 yards this season for the Fighting Irish.

“I just like making plays,” Davis recently told ND Insider. “Wherever I’m at, if I’m making a play, I’m happy. I’m always having a good time.”

Davis came to South Bend with as much pedigree as anyone who’s there.

In addition to be rating one of the top dual-threat signal callers in the country, he was rated among the top 50 players in Texas by ESPN, named 2016 First-Team quarterback on Texas District 7 6A squad and ranked as the second-best quarterback in the Dallas area by SportsDayHS.