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Redskins Select TE Davis In 2nd Round

The Washington Redskins announced April 26 that they have selected University of Southern California tight end Fred Davis in the second-round (48th overall) in the 2008 NFL Draft.

This selection represents the Redskins second pick of the 2008 NFL Draft after a trade involving the Atlanta Falcons.

The Redskins acquired a pair of second-round selections (34th and 48th overall) and a fourth-round selection (103rd verall) from the Falcons for their first-round selection (21st overall), third-round selection (84th overall) and fifth-round selection (154th overall).

Davis (6-3, 247 pounds) was the 2007 recipient of the John Mackey Award as college football's top tight end, and his average of 14.2 yards per reception ranked second best among the nation's tight ends.

He became the first tight end since 1985 to lead USC in receptions with 62 catches. Davis holds the school career record for tight ends with 117 receptions for 1,408 yards.

His 117 catches also rank 12th all-time on USC's receiving list and his 13 touchdown catches established a new school career-record for tight ends.

Davis earned first-team All-American honors from The NFL Draft Report, The Sporting News and Phil Steele's and added second-team honors from the Associated Press, College Football News and Sports Illustrated. He was also a unanimous All-Pac 10 Conference first-team choice.

He attended Rogers High School in Toledo, Ohio, where he graduated a semester early and enrolled at USC in the spring of 2004.

The Super Prep All-Midwest Offensive MVP, Prep Star All-Midwest and All-Ohio selection had over 500 receiving yards, 600 rushing yards, 100 tackles while scoring 11 touchdowns as a wide receiver, running back, quarterback and strong safety his senior year.

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