Press release provided by the Charlotte 49ers
Nashville, Tenn. - Nate Davis’s NFL dreams are coming true.
The Charlotte 49ers’ four-year starter was taken in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft by the Tennessee Titans. Davis was the 82nd pick, overall.
Davis (Ashburn, Va./Stone Bridge H.S.) , a 6-3 offensive lineman, becomes the second 49er to be selected in the NFL Draft in the past three years. Cleveland Browns starting defensive lineman Larry Ogunjobi was a third-round choice (65th pick) in 2017. The two were teammates in 2014 (Davis’ red-shirt season), 2015 and 2016.
Davis made 37 starts over his 41-game career with the 49ers. He was named Second Team all-Conference USA in 2018 and was an honorable mention all-C-USA selection in 2016 and 2017.
Davis participated in both the 2019 Reese’s Senior Bowl and the 2019 NFL Combine.
This past season, Davis started seven of eight games played and anchored an offensive line that ranked fifth in C-USA in rushing (159.9 yds./gm). He helped open holes for the league’s second-leading rusher, Benny LeMay, who ran for 1,228 yards (102.3/gm).
Phil Steele Publications named Davis first team all-Conference USA. Heading into the season, SB Nation tabbed Davis as the 49ers’ Best Offensive Player and Athlon landed him on its preseason all-C-USA second team.
Davis was a member of the third-ever recruiting class for the Charlotte, which started playing football in 2013.
NFL Draft Picks
In the program’s first six years Charlotte has had two players selected in the NFL Draft:
2017: Larry Ogunjobi, DL, Cleveland Browns, 3rd round (65th pick)
2019: Nate Davis, OG, Tennessee Titans, 3rd round (82nd pick)
DL Larry Ogunjobi and DL Brandon Banks, who signed with the Washington Redskins as an undrafted free agent in 2017, are the two 49ers that have played in NFL games.
What’s in a Number
The 49ers two NFL draft picks wore #64 (Nate Davis) and #65 (Larry Ogunjobi) while with the 49ers. If you’re curious, OL Jacob Webb is currently wearing #63 and #66 is available.
Top Recruiting Classes
The 49ers, who started playing football in 2013, produced two NFL Draft picks from its first three recruiting classes. Larry Ogunjobi (2017 NFL Draft, Cleveland Browns) was a member of the 49ers first-ever recruiting class in 2012. Nate Davis (2019 NFL Draft, Tennessee Titans) was a member of the 49ers third recruiting class in 2014.