Davis earns academic honor at Wayne State

WEBSTER CITY – Jon Davis was known for his athletic exploits throughout his four years at Webster City High School.

But the kid is pretty smart, too.

Davis, a 2012 WCHS graduate and current sophomore on the Wayne State College football team in Wayne, Neb., was named to the 2013 Capital One Academic All-Super Region 3 First Team last week. His classroom prowess and honor put him on the nationwide ballot where first-, second- and third-team All-American honorees will be selected later this month.

Davis – a 6-foot-1, 180-pound cornerback – carries a 3.95 grade point average while majoring in chemistry.

He ranks ninth on the Wildcat squad with 38 total tackles – 26 solo and 12 assisted – including 2 1/2 tackles for loss. He also has one interception and three pass break-ups.

Davis recorded a season-high eight tackles this season in games against Minnesota Crookston on Sept. 21 and at Minnesota State on Nov. 2.

Davis was a multiple-sport standout at Webster City and piled up a bevy of postseason honors in football, basketball and baseball.

He was the spinback and free safety on the Lynx 2011 football team that went 9-2 and was ranked as high as No. 2 in the Associated Press Class 3A regular season poll. Later that winter he guided WCHS to a perfect North Central Conference basketball record and league championship en route to a first-team all-NCC honor as a point guard.