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Former SRHS player named to Comeback Player Watch List

Former SRHS player named to Comeback Player Watch List

Utah Tech junior wide receiver Keith Davis was named to the 2023 Comeback of the Year watch list this month.

The updated watch list, which features 49 college football student-athletes from 42 different schools, is sponsored by the College Sports Communicators in association with The Associated Press and the Fiesta Bowl Organization.

Davis (6-1, 190) previously played for Scripps Ranch High School and Arizona State University. He has started in three of the six games he has played this season for Utah Tech, during which he has made seven receptions for 157 yards (22.43 ypc). He tallied a season-best 61 yards on two catches at Missouri State on Sept. 9, and caught his first touchdown pass of the year in a recent win over Stephen F. Austin, against which he caught two passes for 32 yards.

Davis, who missed the entire 2022 season due to injury, enjoyed a breakout 2021 season when he led Utah Tech with 479 receiving yards on 35 catches and two touchdowns. In all, Davis has caught at least one pass in 15 of 17 career games as a Trailblazer.

Utah Tech is one of seven schools to have multiple selections make the updated list, and is only one of five NCAA Division-I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) schools represented on the list.

Since 2018, the Comeback Player of the Year Award has recognized college football student-athletes from all divisions of college football for overcoming injury, illness or other circumstances. At the end of each season, a vote by a panel of college football writers, editors and sports information directors will determine the three recipients of the Comeback Player of the Year Award, which is honored at the Vrbo Fiesta Bowl.