As a star defensive back for Tennessee in the 1980s, Charles Davis helped lead the Vols to a 1985 Sugar Bowl win.
Tennessee fans remember Charles Davis as an intelligent, physical player who helped lead the Volunteer football program back to national prominence. He recorded 234 tackles and 13 interceptions in 39 career games as a defensive back. During his playing career, the Vols were 3-1 in bowl games, including a 1985 Sugar Bowl win over Miami.
An All-SEC Academic selection as a senior, Davis began a career in athletics following graduation from Tennessee. After starting off in the college ranks, Davis became the director of Disney"s PGA Tour event. A chance call led to his current career as a college football analyst, and he was part of the FOX broadcast team for the 2007 national championship game.
For Davis, the son of a teacher, education has always been just as important as athletics. When he"s not providing commentary on a game, Davis gives his time to the Edgewood Children"s Ranch. A residential facility, Edgewood provides at-risk youth with the individualized education curriculums and counseling aimed at helping them return to their former classroom with honesty, respect and integrity.