Arkansas running back and Heisman Trophy candidate Knile Davis is the exception to the rule. He’s the college student who’s not looking forward to summer. That’s because Davis — who missed the 2011 season with a serious ankle injury – is ready to play football again. Now.
“I’m not an offseason person. I’m ready for the season to come on. Last time I played was Ohio State (in the January 2011 Sugar Bowl). It’s been awhile – as you all know. I’m just ready man. I’m excited. I’m excited with the guys I’m playing with. The team I’m playing with…
Once you’ve reached a certain level and you get chopped off by injuries or something, you just miss being able to cut and miss being able to run. So every day that you can’t do it makes you work harder and try to get back to it. So every day I came in I was just trying to get my speed back and my cuts back as much as I could and it came.”
In the 2010 season, Davis rushed for 1,322 yards and 13 touchdowns on 204 carries. His 6.5 yards-per-carry average was tops in the SEC.