Former University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football All-American Keionta Davis (’16) re-signed with the New England Patriots this week. The news was first reported by ESPN’s Mike Reiss on Tuesday, March 17.
Davis was the 2016 Southern Conference Defensive Player of the Year before signing with the Patriots as an undrafted free agent. He spent the 2017 season on the non-football injury list, but made his way on to the active roster in 2018. That year, the defensive lineman played in six games with three starts for the Super Bowl LII champions.
Davis spent the 2019 season on the Patriots’ injured reserve list, but is looking forward to the chance to get back on the field in 2020.
During his collegiate career at UTC (2013-16), Davis was a two-time All-American and three time all Southern Conference performer. He finished his career with 31.0 sacks, second all-time at UTC to former teammate and All-American Davis Tull (39.5).
Davis twice finished in the top-20 in national player of the year voting, twice led the SoCon in sacks and participated in the 2017 Reese’s Senior Bowl.