August 8, 2007

Davis is determined

The terms maturity, experience, and wisdom often times get thrown around a lot in college sports. For Cal junior defensive end Rulon Davis though, those descriptions not only truly apply, but the words only tell half the story of who he is both as a football player and as a student-athlete. BearTerritory sat down with the former Marine and picked his brain about his past as well as how he sees his future - especially the prospects of him starting this season - playing out.

Davis was rated as a top-25 junior college prospect by Rivals coming out of Mt. San Antonio Junior College in Walnut (Calif.) in 2006. However, he only played one year of JC football, and that came way back in 2003 when he recorded 32 tackles and 16.5 sacks. In between his freshman season and the time he returned to the Walnut based college, the 6-foot-6 275-pound defensive end spent time training to be an avionics technician in the Reserves of the United States Marine Corps.

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