The hero of the Kick Six is headed to the Chargers after not getting drafted Saturday. Chris Davis will be forever remembered by Auburn fans as the guy who returned a missed field 109 yards to beat Alabama last season. Saturday, he signed a free agent deal with the San Diego Chargers.
Davis, is a dynamic kick returner and defensive back, had been projected as a late round pick. However, he didn’t get the call during the three-day NFL Draft in New York. But it didn’t take him long to sign a free agent deal.
Davis was just one of six Tigers agreed to free agent deals after the draft was completed yesterday.
Four Auburn football players were drafted this weekend: Greg Robinson as the No. 2 overall pick to the St. Louis Rams, defensive end Dee Ford in the first round to the Kansas City Chiefs, running back Tre Mason in the third round to the Rams; and fullback Jay Prosch in the sixth round to the Houston Texans. He was drafted Saturday.
Agreeing to free agent deals along with Davis were defensive back Ryan White to Green Bay, defensive back Ryan Smith to Dallas; defensive lineman Nosa Eguae to Atlanta, kicker Cody Parkey to Indianapolis and punter Steven Clark to Denver.
Linebacker Jake Holland agreed to attend a rookie camp with Atlanta. Defensive lineman Ken Carter will go to the rookie camp in Kansas City.
Davis had 194 tackles in his four-year Auburn career, including 74 in 2013 and 60 in 2011. But Davis’ ability to return kicks wasn’t overlooked. He was third in the nation in punt returns last season, returning one for a touchdown. And then there was the field goal return against Alabama on the game’s final play.