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#82 Andrew Davie
Position: Tight End
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 275
Year: Redshirt Freshman
Hometown: Little Rock, Ark.
High School: Central Arkansas Christian HS
Experience: Redshirt
Andrew Davie
Courtesy: Razorback Media Relations
Release: 07/18/2008

OUTLOOK: The former minor league baseball player figures to be a key part of Arkansas’ offense this season at tight end/H-back. An effective blocker on the edge in the running game, he also has good hands and is adept at running after the catch in the passing game. He enters fall camp listed as the second-team tight end behind sophomore D.J. Williams. He had a solid spring with two catches for 20 yards in the Red-White Spring Game. In the two other major scrimmages, he had five catches for a team-high 113 yards on April 11 and two receptions for 28 yards on April 19. In the first scrimmage, he had a long reception of 63 yards and a 22-yard touchdown catch from Casey Dick.

2007: Davie played in all 13 games with 10 starts, including the final five games of the season. He had 14 catches for the year for 115 yards with three touchdowns. He also made two tackles during the season. He was fifth on the team in receptions, tied for third in receiving TDs and eighth in yardage. He logged time in the season opener against Troy but did not record any statistics. He blocked the way for Darren McFadden and Felix Jones to record 100-yard rushing performances and setting up Alex Tejada’s four field goals. Davie hauled in his first career TD in the Hogs’ loss to Alabama. Starting at tight end, he caught his first touchdown pass, a two-yarder from Casey Dick, with three minutes left in the third quarter. His TD was one of four unanswered touchdowns the Razorbacks scored during their second-half comeback. In the Kentucky game, Davie came off the bench to log time at tight end, but he had no stats. He blocked the way for McFadden and Jones to record 100-yard rushing performances and Tejada’s two made field goals. He started at tight end against North Texas and made one catch for 11 yards. His catch, early in the second quarter, led to an Arkansas first down. He blocked the way for the Razorbacks to gain over 700 yards of offense. Davie started at tight end against Chattanooga, hauling in one catch for six yards. His catch led to a Jones rushing touchdown. At tight end, he blocked the way for McFadden and Jones to record 100-yard performances. He started at tight end against Auburn but did not record any stats. One Dick pass was intended for him but he was unable to haul it in. Against Ole Miss, Davie caught two touchdowns on Dick passes. His first, for one yard, came early in the second quarter. His second, a 14 yarder, came half way through the fourth quarter. Playing at tight end against FIU, he hauled in two catches for 22 yards, including a long of 13 yards. Both of his catches, early in the second half, propelled a drive that led to a Tejada field goal. Davie hauled in two passes for a total of 27 yards and a long of 16 against South Carolina. Both of his catches, early in the first quarter, were first downs and propelled Arkansas scoring drives. He started at tight end against Tennessee but did not record any stats. Davie made one catch for six yards starting at tight end against Mississippi State. He made one catch for eight yards and a first down against No. 1 LSU. Starting at tight end, he blocked the way for over 500 yards of offense and seven touchdowns. He started against Missouri in the Cotton Bowl and had three receptions for 18 yards.

2006: Davie appeared in all 14 of Arkansas’ games as a tight end and as a regular on the kickoff return and PAT/field goal units. He earned one start at tight end against Vanderbilt. He made two catches for 13 yards on the season. Both of his catches came in the Razorbacks’ non-conference win over Southeast Missouri State. He logged time on special teams and at tight end against USC and Utah State. At Vanderbilt, Davie started for Wes Murphy, who was attending his grandfather’s funeral. He earned his first career catch on a seven-yard reception in the third quarter of the Hogs’ 63-7 win over Southeast Missouri State. In the fourth quarter, he snared a ball for a six-yard gain. He played at tight end and on special teams in the Hogs’ win over Ole Miss. He had a seven-yard reception wiped out by an illegal motion penalty in a non-conference win over Louisiana-Monroe. He made key blocks as part of the UA offensive front in the Hogs’ win over South Carolina. He helped pave the way for Darren McFadden’s 219 yards rushing against the Gamecocks. He played at tight end and on special teams in the Razorbacks’ win over No. 13 Tennessee. He played on special teams and helped block for McFadden’s 92-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in a win over Mississippi State. He logged time at tight end against No. 9 LSU, helping the Hogs rack up a pair of 100-yard rushers (McFadden - 182, Jones - 137). Davie played as a reserve tight end against No. 4 Florida in the SEC Championship Game and against No. 7 Wisconsin in the 2007 Capital One Bowl.

2005: He spent his first season on campus working with the UA scout team offense in what counted as his redshirt campaign.

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL CAREER: He was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 32nd round of the 2001 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft. He played in the Cardinals’ minor league system for four years. He played rookie ball for Johnson City in the Appalachian League from 2001-03. He had two home runs and 22 RBI in 2001, six home runs and 23 RBI in 2002, and eight home runs and 24 RBI in 2003. He played for the Frontier League’s Evansville Otters and the New York-Penn League’s New Jersey franchise in 2004. He homered three times and drove in 26 RBI for the Otters before homering once and driving in two in 10 games with New Jersey. He hit a total of 20 home runs and collected 97 RBI in his minor league career.

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER: He earned three letters under Coach Danny Sullivan at Central Arkansas Christian High School. He was a team captain. He played tight end and fullback on offense and a defensive end and linebacker on defense. He was a three-time all-conference honoree, was named to the all-metro team in 2001 and was a three-time team MVP. He also lettered in basketball and baseball. He was a two-time all-conference honoree in basketball and a two-time all-tournament selection, a three-time all-conference selection and a two-time all-state honoree for baseball.

PERSONAL: Born Jan. 5, 1983, he is the son of John and Vicki Davie. His father played football at Henderson State from 1973-77. He is married and his wife, Britnee, was a three-sport all-state selection in track, volleyball and basketball at Central Arkansas Christian in Little Rock. Davie is majoring in marketing management. He was named a Hard Working Hog for the 2005-06 academic year.

 


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