Davis warming up before a game in 2009.
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|Date of birth:||March 27, 1981|
|Place of birth:||St. Louis, Missouri|
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Carey Alexander Davis (born March 27, 1981 in St. Louis, Missouri) is a former American football fullback. He was signed by the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent in 2004. He played college football at Illinois.
Davis played college football at the University of Illinois where he played in 42 games having success in both receiving and running duties. He finished his career with 114 receptions for 751 yards and five touchdowns and running the ball he added 216 carries for 1,012 yards for and one touchdown. He graduated in May 2003 with a degree in Leisure Studies/Sports Management.
Davis was originally signed by the Indianapolis Colts as a rookie free agent on April 30, 2004 and spent a brief period on the active roster. Since that time he has been on the roster of various teams including the Atlanta Falcons, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Miami Dolphins; but received no playing time.
Davis signed a contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers on January 3, 2007. It was announced on September 7, 2007 that Davis would be the 2007 Opening Day starting fullback, beating out incumbent starter Dan Kreider. Kreider and Davis shared the starting position through the season until the Monday Night Football game against the Miami Dolphins, when Kreider tore his ACL. From that game forward, Davis was the starting fullback. When halfback Willie Parker went down with an injury in Week 16, Davis shared some snaps at halfback with Najeh Davenport. He finished the season having played in 16 games and rushing 17 times for 68 yards. In 2007 he led the team in special team tackles with 17. During the 2008 season, his production declined as the Steelers offense became more pass-oriented. Midseason, he was replaced as starting fullback by Sean McHugh. He was released on September 4, 2009, and then re-signed on September 29.
Davis was signed by the Redskins on August 22, 2010 to replace the injured Mike Sellers. But, he was later released on September 4, 2010.