University of Iowa Athletics
LB

#57 Bruce Davis

Height 5-11
Weight 225 lbs.
Class Fr.
Hometown Cleveland, Ohio
High School Glenville

Hawk-Item – – One of two Iowa recruits who took part in the NFL’s ‘Play It Smart’ program as a prep.

2010 – – Played in three games before injury, with one start at middle linebacker . . . started at middle linebacker in 37-7 opening win over Eastern Illinois as defense allowed just 157 yards total offense . . . recorded three assisted tackles in opening win . . . saw action in 35-7 win over Iowa State, recording two assisted tackles . . . saw action in 34-27 loss at Arizona, but had no statistics before leaving the game due to injury . . . missed remainder of season due to injury at Arizona.

2009 Honors – – Hustle Team Award, Special Teams . . . 2009 – – Saw action in all 13 games, recording 14 tackles, along with one caused fumble and one recovered fumble . . . saw action in 17-16 win over Northern Iowa, recording two solo tackles and first forced fumble of career . . . saw action in 35-3 win at Iowa State as defense collected six turnovers . . . matched career-best with two tackles vs. ISU on defense and also recovered ISU onside kick in the first period that led to Iowa’s first touchdown . . . saw action in 27-17 win over Arizona as defense allowed just 253 yards total offense . . . recorded one solo tackle vs. Arizona . . . saw action in 21-10 win at Penn State, recording one solo tackle and one assisted tackle . . . saw action in 24-21 win over Arkansas State, recording one solo tackle as defense allowed just 80 net rushing yards . . . saw action in 30-28 win over Michigan, recording one solo tackle . . . saw action in 20-10 win at Wisconsin, recording one solo tackle . . . saw action in 15-13 win at Michigan State, recording one assisted tackle . . . saw action in 42-24 win over Indiana as defense allowed just 79 net rushing yards, recording one assisted tackle . . . saw action in 17-10 loss to Northwestern, recording one assisted tackle as defense allowed just 10 points and 239 yards total offense . . . saw action in 27-24 loss at Ohio State, but had no statistics . . . saw action at middle linebacker in 12-0 win over Minnesota as defense allowed just 48 rushing yards and 201 yards total offense . . . recorded one solo tackle vs. Gophers and had a fumble recovery to stop scoring opportunity inside the Iowa 20 in the second quarter . . . saw action in 24-14 Orange Bowl win over Georgia Tech, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 155 yards total offense.

2008 – – Not listed on depth chart following spring practice . . . saw first action of the season on special teams in 16-13 loss at Michigan State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 38-16 win over Wisconsin, recording two assisted tackles . . . saw action on special teams in 27-24 loss at Illinois, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 24-23 win over third-ranked Penn State . . . recovered fumble on Iowa kickoff at the end of the game to secure upset win . . . saw action on special teams in 22-17 win over Purdue, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 55-0 win at Minnesota, but had no statistics as defense allowed just seven rushing yards and 134 yards total offense in posting second shutout of the season.

2007 Honors – – Team Leader Award, defense . . . 2007 – – Redshirted.

High school honors – – Co-Ohio Defensive Player of the Year . . . first team all-state as a senior and second team all-state as a junior . . . two-time first team all-conference selection . . . Career – – amassed 198 career tackles, including 105 solo stops . . . also had four interceptions, four forced fumbles, nine QB sacks and 21 tackles for loss . . . had 117 tackles, including 56 solos, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, five QB sacks and 13 tackles for loss, as a senior . . . 81 tackles with 49 solos, two interceptions, four QB sacks and eight tackles for loss as a junior.

Personal – – Born 2/3/89 . . . Interdepartmental Studies major . . . parents are Shelley Davis and Bruce Davis . . . one of five players from Cleveland area on Iowa roster . . . high school teammate of DE Lebron Daniel, QB Arvell Nelson and DB Derrick Smith . . . high school coach was Ted Ginn, Sr.

Career Bests
Tackles: 3, vs. Eastern Illinois. 9/04/10
Solos: 2, twice, last vs. IA State, 9/11/10
Assists: 3, vs. Eastern Illinois, 9/04/10
Forced Fumble: 1, vs. Northern IA, 9/05/09
Recovered Fumble: 1, twice, last vs. Minnesota, 11/21/09