Crimson Tide Reserve Linebacker Enters Transfer Portal
Alabama redshirt senior linebacker Ben Davis is entering the transfer portal for his final year of NCAA eligibility, he announced via twitter Monday.
Davis played linebacker in a reserve role for the Crimson Tide for the 2016-’20 seasons. Over the course of his Alabama career, the 6-foot-4, 250 pound defender saw playing time in 24 total games. He recorded seven total tackles including a sack, as well as a pass deflection. Most recently, he recorded a tackle in the CFP National Championship game against Ohio State.
Hailing from Gordo High School in Gordo, Alabama, Davis was considered the consensus No. 1 linebacker prospect in the entire country during the 2015-’16 recruiting cycle. Davis was not only highly anticipated for his recruiting prowess, but also for his lineage. His father, Wayne Davis, is the all-time leader in tackles at Alabama with 327.
For Davis’ first season in Tuscaloosa, he decided to take a redshirt year, and could never break the starting lineup after that. Davis’ willingness to stay with the team regardless of his playing time made him a favorite among the Alabama Crimson Tide fanbase.
Although he is a redshirt senior, Davis is eligible for another year due to the NCAA’s ruling to give all student-athletes another year of eligibility due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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