He may not have heard his name called on draft day, but a former Mount Doug Ram is still getting a shot to impress some NFL brass.
Island born and raised Terrell Davis is fresh off a Vanier cup victory, and hoping to turn some heads at a New York Giants mini camp this weekend.
He won two provincial championships with the Mount Doug Rams as a running back, and capped off his collegiate career with a Vanier cup.
It’s been a great ride for now Linebacker Terrell Davis, and it’s all been leading up to this.
“I’ve been waiting for this moment my whole life,” says Davis.
This weekend, the 24 year old Victoria product will lineup against some of the best young talent in the NFL at the New York Giants mini camp.
It was a chance he wasn’t sure he would get after being passed up in last weekend’s NFL draft.
“Throughout the draft I was talking to a couple different NFL teams, they told me to have my phone on me in case they gave me a call. So i was kind of getting my hopes up,” says Davis.
And while he didn’t get drafted, the call soon came from his agent – one of the most storied franchises in football wanted to bring him in for a try out.
“I really didn’t believe him at first. I thought it was a dream or something. I was kind of at a loss for words,” said David about the camp invite.
Davis be joined at the training camp by another Victoria native, and team mate Quinn Van Gylswick, who kicked the winning field goal in the Vanier cup in November.
Davis feels good about his chances of turning a few heads at the camp.
“I’m really confident in my talents and I feel I can do a lot with the Giants. Hopefully I’ll make the decision hard for the coaching staff.”
The camp kicks off Friday, and Davis hopes he’ll leave with an invite to the Giants main training camp this summer.