Will Davis: Picturing his future in football and beyond
By Chantel Buchi
Happy to be back in Utah, Stallions cornerback Will Davis joined The Alliance for a reason.
“I want to show the NFL I’m healthy and ready to play again and that’s the main thing for me out here in The Alliance,” Davis said. “It’s an opportunity to get back.”
Davis was drafted in the third round by the Miami Dolphins in 2013 but finished with the San Francisco 49ers in 2017 after tearing his ACL and re-injuring it throughout his first NFL career.
Despite this defensive back’s season-ending injuries, Davis says he was “blessed” with being able to play in the 2013 Senior Bowl, to participate in the Combine and to be drafted by the NFL.
During Davis’ senior year, this former Utah State Aggie (2010-2012) was ranked first on the team in both interceptions (5) and passes defended (17), and his total passes defended (22) ranked him second in the nation.
“It was one of those years when you get to be a part of something like that, where a city and a school has been down for so long and you get to bring the best team out of Utah State,” Davis said. “It’s a great thing to be a part of. I was just glad to be a part of that team and be as great as we were.”
After his football career, Davis wants to own a photography business regardless of his Sports Management degree. He found his new hobby of photography as a means to keep him busy while healing his ACL and this Los Angeles-native is particularly excited to be in Salt Lake City to capture photos of the beautiful scenery.
“My boy, Frankie, who actually played at Utah State as a safety, we are going to link up and get some pictures and go around the city,” Davis said. “After a game day or on a day off, I’ll go out there and shoot with my guy.”
He recognizes sometimes one has to be financially stable before one can “do the things you want to in life.”
“I would definitely enjoy turning photography into something as another source of income,” Davis said. “But right now, it’s all about football.”