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Davis Tull

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No. 55 New Orleans Saints
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-11-12) November 12, 1991 (age 28)
Place of birth: Knoxville, Tennessee
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Career information
High school: Knoxville (TN) Bearden
College: Tennessee–Chattanooga
NFL draft: 2015 / Round: 5 / Pick: 148
Career history
Roster status: Unsigned draft pick
Career highlights and awards
  • SoCon All-Freshman team (2011)
  • Freshman All-American (2011)
  • 3× First Team All-SoCon (2012, 2013, 2014)
  • 3× First Team All-American (2012, 2013, 2014)
  • 3× SoCon Defensive Player of the Year (2012, 2013, 2014)
  • 2× Capital One Academic All-American (2013,2014)
  • SoCon’s all-time sacks leader (37.0)
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Charles Davis Tull (born November 12, 1991) is a 4-time all American football player for the Div 1 FCS University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Mocs. The Mocs were back to back Southern Conference champions from 2013-2014. Tull played DE/LB and started a school record 48 straight games. As a freshman in 2011 he was voted to the All-freshman conference team as well as the College Sports Journal FCS freshman all-American team.

In his sophomore season he recorded 12.5 sacks and 19 TFL's breaking school single season records for both. He was voted a first team all-American by Walter Camp and AFCA and multiple fan sites. He received second team all-American recognition from the Sports Network and Associated Press. He was also voted Defensive player of the year for the conference by the coaches and media and won the school's male athlete of the year award.

Coming into his junior year Phil Steele ranked Tull as the number 1 defensive end and number 7 overall player in the nation for FCS. During the Mocs game against Furman that year Tull had 3.5 sacks and 2 FF and was named national defensive player of the week by the Sports Network. He led the UTC Mocs to a co-conference championship and after the season was voted a consensus first team all-American by every major publication, making Tull the first consensus all American in school history. He broke the school's all time sack record and was again voted the conference defensive player of the year by the league's coaches. He was awarded the elite defensive end award from the CPFA and also became UTC's first academic all-American in football by having above a 3.5 GPA in Exercise Science. He finished his junior season as a finalist for the Buch Buchanan award, given annually to the top defensive player in FCS. He is UTC's all-time sack, TFL, and forced fumble leader and is seen as a prospect for the 2015 NFL draft.

Tull is the SoCon’s all-time sack leader with 37.0. He was named SoCon Defensive Player of the Year in 2012, 2013 and 2014, becoming the second player in SoCon history to be named defensive player of the year three times; the first was Appalachian State’s Dexter Coakley from 1994-96.[1] He was named a finalist for the Buck Buchanan Award in both 2013 and 2014.[2]