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September 12, 2001
Wide Receiver
5-9, 172, SR, 1V
Los Angeles, Calif.
History Major

Rashied Davis returns to the Spartans this fall as the team leader in touchdown receptions and average yards per catch in 2000. Davis added a much-needed deep threat to the San Jose State passing attack averaging 19.6 yards per reception. His figure is the best by any Spartan with 40 or more receptions in a season and the top average by a San Jose State pass catcher in the last nine years.

Davis� 785 pass receiving yards is the 11th best single-season total at the school. Three times (Fresno State, 107; USC, 121; and Stanford, 133), he had at least 100 receiving yards in a game. Twice, at Fresno State and at Stanford, Davis caught a single-game best of seven receptions. Even if he only caught a single pass, it could be for a game winner like his fourth quarter, 20-yard reception in the upset win over #9-ranked and then-unbeaten TCU. Rashied, who scored seven touchdowns in 2000, was credited with a rushing touchdown when he recovered a fumble in the end zone for a Spartan score in the team�s third straight victory over Stanford.

Rashied, who may have 40 or more family members and friends watching the Spartans against USC, grew up in the shadows of the Los Angeles Coliseum without a varsity letter to his name when he graduated from John F. Kennedy High School in Granada Hills, Calif. A fear of failure kept him from attaining nothing more than being king of lunch-time basketball.

Davis, who enrolled at Los Angeles Trade Tech College, decided to give organized football a try when he moved on to West Los Angeles College (Coach Rob Hager) in the 1998 spring semester. Gaining new-found confidence in his football ability by his sophomore year, he caught 32 passes for 562 yards and ranked 19th in kickoff returns among California Community College players with 17 returns for 446 yards and a 26.2 average in 1999. Rashied, a Los Angeles native, was born on July 24, 1979.

YEAR	       NO.	YDS.	AVG.	TD
2000...JR 40 785 19.6 6

2000...JR 13 195 15.0 29

2000...JR 1 -5 -5.0 1

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