CHATTANOOGA: Returns as one of the top defensive players in the Southern Conference ... named one of four team captains for the 2012 season ... preseason first team All-SoCon.
2011 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Second Team All-SoCon ... third on the team and No. 12 in the SoCon with 77 tackles ... school-record 85-yard INT return for a TD against Western Carolina ... three INTs on the year ... suffered a broken foot vs. Furman and missed Samford game ... tied a season-high with 11 tackles against Georgia Southern ... made nine stops against The Citadel ... first career INT at Eastern Kentucky ... led the team with nine solos against Jacksonville State, including two for loss ... 11 stops at Nebraska ... also recovered a fumble against the Huskers ... made the Athletics Director's Honor Roll both semesters ... made the SoCon Honor Roll for having a 3.0+ g.p.a. for the year.
2010 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Named to the Southern Conference All-Freshman Team ... started at safety in place of the injured Jordan Tippit for two games ... also played will linebacker ... second on the team with 57 tackles ... made six tackles in his first career game against Appalachian State ... 12 tackles at JSU ... started at safety and recorded six tackles against EKU ... eight tackles and a PBU at Western Carolina ... eight tackles and one PBU against Samford ... 10 tackles with one TFL at Wofford ... made the Athletics Director's Honor Roll in the spring.
2009 • REDSHIRT SEASON: Sat out the season as a redshirt...made the Dean's List during the fall semester.
HIGH SCHOOL: Talented defensive back from Centerville, Tenn...played for head coach Nick Patterson at Hickman County High School...a three-sport standout who was a three-year letter winner on the football team, played basketball all four years and lettered in track & field his junior and senior years...all-state defensive back as a junior...All-Region 6-AA MVP as a senior...also played quarterback for the Bulldogs...led Hickman to a 19-5 record his last two years...threw for 336 yards while rushing for 353 yards, scoring five TDs last season...also recorded 44 tackles and four interceptions...all-region scholar and honor roll student his junior and senior seasons...all-district on the basketball court as a junior.
PERSONAL: Full name is Davon Jamar Key...born May 28, 1991...son of Hobrina Taylor...majoring in Psychology.
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