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Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: Texas Tech's Cody Davis named Capital One Academic All-American

December 6, 2012

December 6, 2012

AVALANCHE-JOURNAL - When Cody Davis began tagging along with his brother and playing with computers when both were kids, he didn't know at the time just how far his interest in technology could take him.

Pretty far, as it turns out.

Davis on Thursday was named to the Capital One Academic all-America first team, making the senior safety the first Texas Tech player to receive the distinction since quarterback Kliff Kingsbury in 2002.

Baylor's Nick Florence and Oklahoma's Gabe Ikard were also named to the first team.

It's been a whirlwind week for Davis, who was in New York City the past few days while attending the National Football Foundation Awards dinner, where he was honored as one of 15 scholar athletes vying for the William B. Campbell Trophy -- the so-called "academic Heisman." The award was won by Alabama center Barrett Jones.

Davis is currently working on a master's degree in management information systems, and he is riding a 4.0 grade-point average. He has already earned his bachelor's degree in the same field.

Davis began experimenting with computers at a young age, trying to keep pace with his older brother. Eventually, the two began learning how to pull apart and build the machines. The Stephenville native said earlier this season that he isn't exactly sure where a career with computers will take him after football, but he expects to have a number of different opportunities.

The decorated player, who is just the ninth academic All-American in Tech history, has an opportunity to play one more game when Tech plays Minnesota in the Meineke Car Care Bowl on Dec. 28 in Houston.

Read the article link at Lubbock Online.