Former Tyler Junior College QB Matt Davis declares for NFL Draft

Published on Wednesday, 15 March 2017 13:19 - Written by

Former Tyler Junior College quarterback Matt Davis declared for the NFL Draft on Wednesday instead of seeking a sixth year of eligibility to play for SMU again in the fall.

Davis, who threw for 3,269 yards and rushed for 1,465 yards for a combined 35 touchdowns, tore his ACL one game into the Mustangs’ 2016 season and was hoping to receive an extra year of eligibility.

Instead, he’ll participate in SMU’s pro day on April 4.

Davis initially attended Texas A&M out of Klein Forest High School. He transferred to TJC in the fall of 2013 after failing to win the backup job behind reigning Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel.

Named NJCAA National Player of the Week for his performance in a win over Blinn, Davis transferred to SMU after one season with the Apaches, spent mostly as a backup to Randy Price.

With the Mustangs, Davis set school records with the two highest rushing totals by a quarterback.