The spectacular has become routine for Thurgood Marshall star running back Jerry Davis.

“This is the third straight year that he’s been a starter for us and just like every other year he’s on pace for around 1,400 yards and 15 touchdowns,” Buffaloes coach James Williams told Empower Texans. “He’s as consistent and reliable as they come.”

Williams brands Davis the engine of an offense that has averaged 35 points over its last five victories and has already topped 50 points four times this season in the Buffaloes racing out to a perfect 7-0 start.

“Jerry’s is one of those guys that leads by example by just being a workhorse,” Williams said. “He’s only 5-foot-10, 180 pounds, but he’s as hard-nosed as they come and just finds a way to get it done.”

The same can be said of Davis’ effort in the classroom, where Williams said he also excels and prides himself on going the extra mile.

“He’s a young man of great character and a prime example of someone who does the things the right way,” Williams added. “Right now, I would say he’s flying under the radar with college recruiters. A lot of people are looking at him, but there’s nothing firm yet. I would tell anyone he’s definitely deserving.”

With three regular-season games remaining and the postseason, Davis is hoping to hammer home that point over the last several weeks of the season.

“I’m already proud of everything we’ve done as a team and everything he’s done as a leader,” Williams said. “I tell him to keep doing what he’s doing, that he couldn’t be doing anything more. From there, everything will find a way to take care of itself.”


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