Coach Greg Davis
Born: Gregory Brian Davis October 29, 1965
High School: Greg earned 4 varsity letters at Lakeside High School, 2 in Soccer and 2 in Football. As a sophomore Greg was named the defensive player of the year for the junior varsity soccer team. He was brought up to the varsity level at the end of the season to be a member of the state champion varsity soccer team of 1981. Greg Was named the starting Kicker his junior year and managed to connect on 7 of 8 field goals his only
miss coming on a 57 yard attempt against Cedar Shoals High School. As a senior, Greg booted 15 of 23 field goals. He was the deciding factor in Lakeside’s Regional Playoff win against Colombia High School, a ground game skirmish that ended in a 3-0 ball game. Greg was named to the All County team his senior year and became a Division I AA prospect.
College: After signing a full Athletic Scholarship to The Citadel, Greg went on to set numerous school
records. He is currently the second highest point scorer in school history and held the record for longest
field goal in school history at 53 yards. Greg also holds the record for highest career punting average at
42.7 yards and highest game average at 51.3 yards. His long punt against Clemson is still a stadium
record at 81 yds. Greg is also the only player in School History to score against the University of
Tennessee with 2 field goals his freshman year. Greg was named a Street and Smith’s preseason All
American as a senior. He led the nation in IAA punting his senior year with a 44.7yard average. Greg was
invited to play in two bowl games as a senior, the East West Shrine Game and the Senior Bowl which
marked his Pro career. He was also invited to the NFL scouting Combine of 1987 in Indianapolis. There
Greg Competed with the top 7 kickers in the nation as a prospective draft choice.
Pro: Greg was drafted number 249 in the ninth round by the Tampa bay Buccaneers as a punter. While
he was a gifted punter Greg’s desire was to Placekick in the NFL. After a grueling training camp against
veteran and rookie punters, Greg was cut and signed with the Atlanta Falcons as a placekicker. Greg
played during the Strike of 1987 and connected on 75 % of his field goals. Liking what they saw, The
Falcons signed Davis to a contract for the 1988 season and he was named Pro Football Weekly All Rookie
Team in ’88. He played a total of 4 seasons off and on with the Falcons. At one point Greg held the
record for the longest Field goal for and against the Falcons at 52 yds. His 106 points scoring in 1990
season put him at the top of point scores for a season. Greg continued as a placekicker for a total of 12 Seasons with Atlanta Falcons, New England Patriots, Arizona Cardinals, Minnesota Vikings, San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders. His NFL career highlights include: 5 Longest Field Goals in Cardinal’s Franchise History; 17 Game Balls; 1997 Special Teams Player of the Month in the AFC; Record for most Field Goals in a game, going 6 for 6 against the Raiders; Record for consecutive PATs from 1989-1997 without a miss; Record for 2 of the longest overtime Field Goals; Record for most consecutive Field Goals for AZ Cardinals.
Greg and his wife Shauna have 2 daughters, Savannah (25) and Charlotte (20). They reside in Sandy Springs, GA.