Former Perry Panther football player Kanorris Davis received big news Saturday afternoon when he was signed to the New England Patriots 53-man active roster ahead of Patriots game with the Atlanta Falcons.
The move corresponds with New Englands decision to release defensive back Marquice Cole, a four-year NFL veteran.
Davis went undrafted in 2013 before signing with the Patriots. He was released during the preseason on Aug. 31, but was signed to the Patriots practice squad one day later where he remained until Saturday.
Considered to be undersized for a linebacker at 5-foot-10, 203 pounds, Davis has been forced to make the transition to safety in the NFL.
Davis twice garnered All-State honors for Perry and set school records for both tackles and sacks in a season.
After his career with the Panthers, Davis signed with Troy University and helped lead the Trojans to a pair of Sun Belt Conference Championships in 2011 and 2012.
He is the second Perry graduate from the class of 2008 to be named to an NFL roster, following the breakout season by Casey Hayward of the Green Bay Packers last year.
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