Senior outside linebacker from Durham, N.C.
The Mids have won a series-record 12 consecutive games against the Black Knights.
14 going Marine Corps, 12 Navy
Saturday's clash features the top two rushing programs in the country.
Akpunku enters the fall second on the depth chart at left end
Navy vs. Ohio State FB 8-30-14
2013 Armed Forces Bowl Game
2013 Navy vs. South Alabama Football Game
2013 Navy vs. Hawaii Football Game
2013 Navy vs. Pitt Football Game
At Navy: Enters the fall second on the depth chart at right defensive end behind junior Will Anthony ... has good speed coming off the edge ... solid against the run ... plays hard ... has earned two varsity letters.
2013: Played in 12 of the 13 games and was in on six tackles ... member of the Mids' defensive unit that held eight of its 13 opponents under their scoring average this season, including Middle Tennessee who managed just two field goals in the 24-6 loss to the Mids ... the six points were the fewest allowed among the bowl games this season and Navy's defense was the only unit in the country to not allow a touchdown in the postseason this year ... Navy was also the only team in the country who did not give up a pass of 50 yards or more over the course of the season ... the Mids' defense held Middle Tennessee to a season-low six points en route to winning the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl ... the defense held Middle Tennessee to 91 yards on the ground, the fewest by an opponent since Central Michigan rushed for 70 yards in 2012 ... the Blue Raiders came into the game averaging 208.3 yards rushing ... contributed a tackle in the triple OT win at San Jose State ... Navy's defensive unit held South Alabama to a season-low 14 points, 15 points under the Jags' average ... the Mids held South Alabama off the scoreboard for the 39 minutes of the contest as Navy scored the final 32 points of the game ... credited with a quarterback hurry in Navy's win over South Alabama ... posted a pair of tackles against Hawai'i ... pitched in a solo tackle in the win over Pitt where Navy held the Panthers to a touchdown under their scoring average ... turned in a tackle at Toledo ... contributed a solo tackle against Indiana.
2012: Saw action in 11 of the 13 contests for the Midshipmen ... member of the Mids' defensive unit that held Texas State scoreless for the first 42 minutes of the game ... recovered a Shawn Southward fumble at the Navy 1-yard line after Troy's Southward was stripped by Navy's Keegan Wetzel ... it was Davis' first career fumble recovery ... after surrendering the game's first 10 points, part of a Navy defense that held Florida Atlantic scoreless for the better part of 30 minutes between the second and fourth quarters (8:57 2nd - 9:07 4th) ... pitched in an assisted tackles against the Owls ... part of a defense that held the Chippewas to a season-low 221 yards (70 rush, 151 pass) and 12 first downs ... the 70 yards rushing by the Chippewas were the fewest yards rushing by a Navy opponent since Missouri rushed for 65 yards on 26 carries in the 2009 Texas Bowl ... part of a defense that did not allow a touchdown in nine consecutive quarters (Penn State fourth quarter - San Jose State) ... the streak was the best by a Navy defense since 2008 when the Mids did not allow a touchdown for 10 straight quarters (fourth quarter against Notre Dame, shut out Northern Illinois, shut out Army and did not allow a first quarter point to Wake Forest) ... saw playing time at defensive end against VMI where he made his first career tackle, a tackle for a loss ... part of a defensive unit that held VMI scoreless for the final 53-plus minutes of action ... held the Keydets to just a field goal in the opening quarter, marking the first time Navy's defense did not surrender a touchdown to its opponent since 2009 when defeating Army, 17-3 ... made his collegiate debut as a member of special teams in the Mids' opener against Notre Dame ... also appeared against Penn State.
2011: Did not see any varsity action.
High School / Personal: A 2010 graduate of Glenda Dawson High School, Davis attended the Naval Academy Prep School during the 2010-11 academic year ... Dawson High School opened its doors in 2009 with Davis a member of the school's first football team ... a two-year letterwinner in football, he was a two-time all-district selection (2008, `09) and earned all-county honors as a senior ... graduated with perfect attendance ... father played running back at Rice ... son of John Jr. and Cathy Davis ... majoring in English.