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14 Quinshad Davis
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Played in 52 games at UNC and made 47 career starts.

 • 2015 All-ACC Third Team (ACSMA)

• 2015 All-ACC Honorable Mention (Coaches)

• 2013 All-ACC Honorable Mention

• UNC school record holder with 25 career touchdown receptions - had five TD as a freshman in 2012, 10 in 2013, six in 2014 and four in 2015.

• Also holds the school record for career receptions with 205.

• Finished with 2,614 career receiving yards, which ranks second all-time at UNC. 

2015 - Senior Season
Started all 14 games • Finished tied with Ryan Switzer with a team-high 55 receptions for 638 yards and four touchdowns • Caught three passes for a team-best 73 yards in the ACC Championship Game against Clemson • Finished with four catches for 33 yards and a touchdown in the win at NC State • Pulled down a 5-yard touchdown in overtime to end a 30-27 win over Virginia Tech that clinched the Coastal Division title • Had three catches for 42 yards in the win • Finished with three receptions for 33 yards in the win over Miami • Caught three passes for 45 yards and a touchdown in the win over Duke • Became the UNC career leader in receptions with three catches for 24 yards in the win at Pitt • Pulled down six balls for 40 yards in the win over Virginia • Had three receptions for 21 yards against Wake Forest • Threw his fourth career touchdown pass against Georgia Tech, a 37-yard scoring strike to Marquise Williams • Caught five balls for 83 yards in the win over Delaware • Became the career leader at UNC with his 22nd touchdown reception against Illinois • Had five catches for 56 yards in the win over the Illini • Finished with four catches for 40 yards in the win over NC A&T • Caught four passes for 52 yards in the season opener against South Carolina • Returned from a broken leg suffered in the Quick Lane Bowl that caused him to miss all of spring practice.


2014 - Junior Season
Finished the season with 41 catches for 470 yards and six scores • Had three receptions for 30 yards and a fumble in the Quick Lane Bowl against Rutgers • On Carolina’s final offensive play of the bowl game, Davis broke his right tibia while attempting to catch a pass in the end zone • Also threw a 23-yard touchdown pass at Notre Dame • Caught three passes for 31 yards and a touchdown in the regular season finale against NC State • That touchdown was the 21st of his career, which tied Hakeem Nicks for the most in school history • Matched a season high with six catches for 44 yards and a touchdown in the win at Duke • Also returned an onside kick attempt 18 yards in the fourth quarter to seal the victory • Had season highs with six catches and 66 receiving yards in the win over Pitt • Was held without a catch for the first time in his career in the loss at Miami • Caught two passes in back-to-back weeks against Virginia and Georgia Tech • Finished with three catches for 57 yards and a score as well as a 23-yard touchdown pass to Marquise Williams in the 50-43 loss at Notre Dame • Had three catches for 54 yards and a touchdown against Virginia Tech • Finished with four receptions for 48 yards and a score at Clemson • Held to one catch for three yards in the loss at East Carolina • Reeled in five catches for 48 yards and a score against SDSU • Caught three passes for 43 yards in the season opener against Liberty.

2013 - Sophomore Season
Dynamic pass catcher who emerged as Carolina’s top scoring threat as a sophomore • Earned All-ACC honorable mention accolades after finishing the regular season with 48 catches for 730 yards and a team-high 10 touchdowns • His 10 receiving touchdowns are the third-highest total in school history • His 109 career receptions are the second-most for a Tar Heel in his first two seasons, behind only Hakeem Nicks’ 113 • Limited to one catch for six yards against Cincinnati in the Belk Bowl win • Caught two balls for 32 yards and a score against Duke • Appeared in all 12 games and started 11 • Had four catches for a season-high 124 yards and a touchdown against Old Dominion • Finished with four catches for 27 yards in the win at Pitt • Caught five passes for 65 yards and a score and threw a 29-yard touchdown pass in the win over Virginia • Had a pair of touchdown receptions, including a 59-yard score, in the win at NC State • Continued his strong run of form with a season-high eight catches for 81 yards and a touchdown against Miami • Caught six balls for 94 yards and a score against Virginia Tech • Finished with five receptions for a season-high 111 yards and a touchdown against East Carolina • Also completed a 32-yard touchdown pass to T.J. Thorpe against the Pirates, his first career completion • Grabbed a pair of receptions for 36 yards at Georgia Tech • Caught a pair of passes and picked up his second touchdown of the season in the win over Middle Tennessee • Finished with four catches for 39 yards and a 4-yard touchdown in the season opener at No. 6 South Carolina.

2012 – Freshman Season
Named an honorable mention freshman All-America performer by CollegeFootballNews.com • Appeared in all 12 games and started the final 10 of the season at wide receiver • Racked up 61 catches for 776 yards as a true freshman, establishing school freshman records in both categories • His 61 catches were the second-highest total for a freshman in ACC history and his 776 yards were good for fourth-most all-time • Added five receiving touchdowns, including three in the final three weeks of the season • Caught at least one pass in every game • Had an incredible finish to his first year as a Tar Heel, going over 100 receiving yards in each of his final three games after emerging as quarterback Bryn Renner’s primary target • Had nine catches for 135 yards and two touchdowns in the season finale against Maryland • His 50-yard scoring catch in the third quarter was his longest reception of the year • On the national stage of an ESPN Thursday night game at Virginia, had one of the greatest individual performances in program history with an ACC-record-tying 16 receptions for 178 yards • His 16 catches and 178 receiving yards were the most by a freshman at UNC, besting Octavus Barnes’ nine catches in the 1994 Sun Bowl vs. Texas and Hakeem Nicks’ 171 yards at Notre Dame in 2006 • Became just the second FBS receiver since 2000 to catch 16 balls in a game, joining Vanderbilt’s Earl Bennett (16 vs. South Carolina in 2005) • Earned ACC Rookie of the Week honors for his performance at Virginia • His 25 catches over two games was one shy of the school record for catches in consecutive outings • Caught seven balls for 104 yards and a touchdown in the shootout loss to Georgia Tech • Had six receptions for 67 yards in the win over NC State • Caught five passes for 65 yards in the win over Virginia Tech • Hauled in his first two career touchdowns in the win over Idaho, a pair of 35-yarders • Finished the game against the Vandals with four catches for a then-season-high 89 yards • Had five receptions for 48 yards in the win over East Carolina • Caught four passes for 41 yards in the loss at Louisville • Had a 14-yard reception at Wake Forest • Recorded his first career reception in the season opener against Elon, an acrobatic catch after the ball was deflected by a defender. 

Gaffney High School
Parade All-America • Also named to Rivals, MaxPreps, US Air Force and Sports Illustrated high school All-America teams • Named South Carolina’s Gatorade Player of the Year • Member of South Carolina’s Shrine Bowl team • Ranked the No. 2 player in South Carolina by SuperPrep • Caught 108 passes for 2,009 yards and 25 touchdowns as a senior • Named a finalist for South Carolina’s Mr. Football • Considered the No. 2 player in South Carolina and the No. 34 wide receiver in the country by Rivals.com • Member of the Rivals250 team • Helped lead Gaffney to a 13-1 record and an appearance in the state championship game as a senior • Listed by ESPN.com as the No. 51 wide receiver in the nation • Caught 94 passes for 1,481 yards and 16 touchdowns as a junior • Coached by Dan Jones.

Son of Quinzetta Posey and James Davis • Born May 24, 1994 • Would most like to play for the New Orleans Saints • Would most like to own an old school Chevy • Pet peeve is people asking him about playing basketball because he is tall • People say he looks like Nick Cannon • Dream job is to be the CEO of any company • Favorite food is mashed potatoes • Would like to visit France • Says his mother, Quinzetta, has had the biggest impact on his life • Majoring in exercise and sport science.

Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 185
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Gaffney, S.C.
High School: Gaffney
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