Keith Davis Fulfills Promise, Completes Degree

first_imgAt Sam Houston, Davis was three-year starter, two-time All-Southland selection, conference defensive player of the year and a I-AA All-American. Davis went on to a seven-year career with the Dallas Cowboys. Four of those seasons he spent as a captain play special teams and safety. In 2002, Davis suited up for the Dallas Cowboys, fulfilling half of his promise. On Friday afternoon at Johnson Coliseum, 21 years after leaving Italy, Davis walked across the stage and received his degree. That part came true for Davis. After going undrafted in the 2002 NFL draft, Davis signed with the Dallas Cowboys as a free agent. He fought through getting cut four times that first year, to eventually earn a spot as a starting safety and was voted team captain his final four seasons in Dallas.  Davis has stayed active supporting the Bearkats, attending games regularly, including getting out on the road in North Dakota last season. But he said being a graduate now adds a little something extra to calling himself a Bearkat. “For me to be here today, knowing that I fulfilled that promise, means so much,” Davis said. “She said, Keith, son, that’s beautiful and I want you to go to the NFL,” Davis said of that day sitting out on the porch. “But I want you to graduate more than anything, she said. I want you to get your degree and that will make me happier than anything.” But that was only part of the promise to his mother.  “Sitting on the porch that summer before going to Sam Houston State, I told my mom I was going to make it,” Davis said. “I told her I was going to make it to the NFL and take care of her.” “That was a big motivation for me,” Davis said about getting his degree before his son Shawn. “I have talked to my kids about the importance of finishing what you start. I had tried a few times before to finish my degree, and didn’t follow through. So getting it before him was a big motivation for me as well.”  After his football career was done, Davis has seen his oldest son get a football scholarship at Texas Tech and will get his degree next week. Courtesy: Sam Houston State AthleticsHUNTSVILLE, Texas – When Keith Davis left Italy, Texas to start school and play football for Sam Houston he made a promise to his mom he would play in the NFL. She asked for one more promise – to get his degree. So when Davis walked across the stage and was greeted by university president Dana Hoyt, confirming his completion of his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, it was understandable the grin was a bit bigger than most. “I’ve always been a Bearkat, but now being alumni it adds a little more meaning,” he said. “Before this, yeah, I was a Bearkat, but I just played football here. Now that I do have my degree it feels even better and I’m proud to say I’m a Sam Houston State alum.”last_img read more

Tottenham to play remaining 2018 home games at Wembley

first_img0Shares0000Tottenham Hotspur will play the remainder of their 2018 home games at Wembley following delays to the completion of their new stadium © AFP/File / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASLONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 26 – Tottenham Hotspur will play their remaining home games in 2018 at Wembley Stadium, the Premier League club announced Friday.Spurs had been hoping to move into a new 62,000-seater stadium near their old White Hart Lane home in north London in September. But chairman Daniel Levy said “factors completely outside of our control” meant Spurs would not now play at their new ground until 2019 at the earliest.Now Tottenham fans will have to continue to travel across north London for the home fixtures against Chelsea, Southampton, Burnley, Bournemouth and Wolves, with their two remaining home Champions League group games already scheduled to take place at the national stadium.“There isn’t an hour that goes by when I am not asked when we will be able to stage our first game at our new home,” said Levy.“I wish I was able to confirm an exact opening date and fixture. However, in light of factors completely outside of our control, contractors missing deadlines and possible future unforeseen issues, we are naturally being cautious in respect of our timetable for our test events and official opening game.”He added: “Whilst we are conscious of the need to keep pressure on our contractors to deliver as soon as possible, we are also acutely aware of how difficult the lack of clarity is for you, our supporters, to plan around games, particularly those at Christmas and New Year.“In light of the above, and taking into account the restricted availability of manpower over the festive period, we have taken the decision to confirm today that all home games will be played at Wembley Stadium up to and including the game against Wolverhampton Wanderers on 29 December.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more