Fayetteville, Ark. – Running back Knile Davis is already a beloved sports hero among Razorback Nation after a 2010 season that ended with him running for 1,322 while leading Arkansas to it’s first ever BCS appearance.
2011 was supposed to be Davis’ year. An ankle injury suffered during 2011 fall practices caused Davis to miss his entire junior season but only added to his Q rating among Arkansas fans.
Not only did Razorback Nation’s heart go out to the All-SEC running back becasuse of his injury but he was thought as the missing piece to last year’s possible national championship winning puzzle.
For fans and perhaps quietly among the Razorback coaching staff, the 2011 Arkansas team that finished 11-2 will always be thought as “only if Davis was healthy, just imagine the impact he would have made.”
Davis was suited up for Arkansas’ Cotton Bowl win over Kansas State but did not play. Davis also took part in spring practices but was held out of scrimmages and live contact drills.
The Arkansas coaching staff knows how talented Davis is and how vital he is to Arkansas’ future success on the field.
Much has been made of Davis’ physical condition since his return from injury. He is stronger and faster than he has ever been and ready to back his SEC Media Day claims as not only the best running back in the SEC but the best back in all of college football.
Before spring practices began Davis ran a reported 4.33 forty-yard dash topping all Arkansas players. He also bench pressed 415 pounds, fifth best on the team and a mere 45 pounds behind team leader Alfred Davis’ 460 pound max.
If there were any questions about the strength of Davis’ ankle and legs after the injury he answered all of them by squatting a then third best team total of 570 pounds, 30 pounds behind co-team leaders Bryan Jones and Robert Thomas.
On Thursday Davis let the world know via Twitter that not only is he pound for pound the strongest and fastest player on the team but he is dedicated to improving himself. He posted a picture of his post 600 pound squat.
Knile Davis picture on Instagram
Davis has sent a loud and clear message to all opposing college football defenses, “I’m back, healthy, and ready to let the world know I’m the best running back in college football.”