Austin Davis
Austin Davis


Normal, Ill.

High School:
Normal Community

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 220




Donnelly Named Freshman All-American by College Sports Journal

The redshirt freshman linebacker was a 2012 MVFC All-Newcomer Team selection.


22 Redbirds Receive Degrees at 2012 Winter Commencement

The commencement was held at Redbird Arena on Dec. 15.


The Brock Spack Show Tonight At Schooners

Coach Spack and player guest Austin Davis will look ahead to the big matchup against Appalachian State.


Five Redbirds Named to MVFC All-Newcomer Team

ISU had the most players named to this year's list and have had five players named to the team in each of the past three seasons.


Watch the Weekly Football Press Conference Live

The press conference will be streamed live on


WJBC Recap - Illinois State vs. Indiana State

WJBC Recap - Illinois State vs. Indiana State


Fall Camp Report: Linebackers

Fall Camp Report: Linebackers


Redbirds in the Community - Football at the Humane Society of Central Illinois

Redbirds in the Community - Football at the Humane Society of Central Illinois


Spring Camp - Redbirds Back in Action

Spring Camp - Redbirds Back in Action


WJBC Redbird Recap ISU vs. South Dakota


Photo Store

ISU vs. NDSU football


Illinios State Vs. North Dakota State

November 17, 2012


Illinois State vs. Youngstown State

The Illinois State football team takes on the Youngstown State Penguins


Homecoming Football Game ISU vs. SIU

ISU takes on SIU at the Homecoming Football game.


Fall Camp Practice #17 (Aug. 17, 2012)

Fall Camp Practice #17 (Aug. 17, 2012)

2012: Started all 10 games played ... missed three games with a broken hand ... finished the season with 38 tackles, including 18 solo stops ... added a sack, 5.5 tackles-for-loss and four pass breakups ... also forced a fumble ... recorded two tackles and a TFL in the season-opening win vs. Dayton ... tallied five tackles, 2.5 TFL and forced a fumble against Missouri State ... recorded lone sack of the season and finished with two TFL in the road win at Indiana State ... had a season-high six tackles in the second-round playoff victory at Appalachian State.

2011: Started 10 games and played in all 11 as the weakside linebacker ... forced a team-high four fumbles ... ranked fifth on the team with 53 tackles, including 29 solo takedowns ... also added seven tackles-for-loss, a sack and two pass breakups ... recorded a season-best seven tackles, including six unassisted and 2.5 tackles for loss against Morehead State ... had six tackles versus Western Illinois.

2010: Started all 11 games as the strong side linebacker ... was second on the team with a career-high 75 total tackles, which included a career-high 35 solo stops ... also recorded six tackles-for-loss, two pass breakups and a two quarterback hurries ... posted double-digit tackling efforts in first three games of the season ... tallied 10 tackles, two TFLs and a forced fumble in the season opener against Central Missouri ... tied career high with 11 tackles and two TFLs at Northwestern ... returned a fumble recovery 36 yards against the Wildcats ... named Missouri Valley Football Conference Defensive Player of the Week after recording 10 tackles and first career interception in a win at No. 20 South Dakota State ... finished with eight tackles in the Homecoming win over No. 20 North Dakota State.

2009: Missouri Valley Football Conference All-Newcomer Team selection ... played in 10 games, with nine starting assignments ... ranked second on the team with 60 tackles, including 24 solo stops ... credited with a sack and 5.5 tackles-for-loss ... added a pass breakup and two quarterback hurries ... posted eight tackles in first career game at Eastern Illinois ... recorded a half sack and 1.5 TFLs against Austin Peay ... set a career high with 11 stops in a win over Western Illinois ... posted nine tackles and 1.5 TFLs at Youngstown State ... finished the season with eight tackles against No. 9 Northern Iowa ... named the top defensive newcomer and the Hammer Award winner following 2009 spring practice.

2008: Redshirted.

Normal Community HS: Two-star ranking by both and ... three-year starter ... named all-state by as a senior ... named to the Bloomington Pantagraph's 2007 All-Area Team ... received honorable mention all-state honors from the Champaign News-Gazette ... posted 77 tackles, two interceptions and two fumble recoveries as a senior ... as a part-time offensive player, totaled 400 yards rushing with 10 touchdowns, while averaging 6.6 yards per carry his senior season ... as a junior, collected 61 tackles, including 21 solo stops, and three interceptions ... as a sophomore, rushed for 1,162 yards on 237 attempts ... the Ironmen compiled a 38-3 varsity record during his three seasons as a starter, and won the 2006 Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Class 6A State Championship ... coached by Hud Venerable ... also lettered in track and field.

Personal: Born October 6, 1989, in Normal, Ill. ... son of Josh Davis and Amanda Nagy ... Illinois State alumnae in his family include both of his grandmothers and an aunt ... former prep teammate of fellow Redbirds Billy Dickson, Jake Detmers, Marcus King and former Redbird Michael Cross ... major: undeclared.