Hours after the conclusion of the 2021 Playstation Fiesta Bowl where the No. 25 Oregon Ducks fell to the No. 10 Iowa State Cyclones, Daewood Davis, a 6’2”, 181-pound redshirt-junior wide receiver converted corner, entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal.
Daewood announced the news on Twitter Sunday morning.
Called the most selfless player Mario Cristobal has ever seen, the Hollywood, Florida-native started his collegiate career at Oregon as a wide receiver. In 2017, he utilized a redshirt season.
After the end of the 2018 season, Davis was flip-flopped from wide receiver to corner throughout the rest of his time at Oregon. He played in 13 games in 2019 and hauled in nine receptions for 89 yards and a touchdown.
“(Cornerbacks) coach Donté (Williams) talked to me, he was like, ‘I talked to Cristobal, he’s thinking about bringing you back to receiver because we got a lot of receivers down,’” Davis said. “I was like, ‘For sure. I’m here for whatever y’all need.’”
"Daewood Davis, I can't say enough about him. Most unselfish guy I've ever seen," said Cristobal back in October before the 2020 season began.
This season, Davis saw time in just one game against the Stanford Cardinal and missed the rest of the season due to undisclosed reasons.
Oregon’s depth at corner this season was primarily taken up by senior Dede Lenoir and sophomore Mykael Wright.
Davis was an easy player to root for if you’re an Oregon Football fan for his versatility, but most importantly his attitude towards the team and program.
On Tuesday, Davis announced that he will continue his collegiate career at Western Kentucky University.