JACKSON – Tuesday was a good day to be named Davis.
Delta State quarterback Micah Davis and Mississippi Valley State defensive back Markkus Davis were named two of the 10 Conerly Trophy finalists.
There’s a 70 percent chance a quarterback will take home the trophy when it’s announced Tuesday, Nov. 30, at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame in Jackson.
Of the 10 finalists for the trophy, which is awarded to Mississippi’s top college football player, seven are quarterbacks.
The finalists at the state’s big three schools include QB Jeremiah Masoli (Ole Miss), linebacker Chris White (Mississippi State) and quarterback Austin Davis.
The other finalists include QB Brandon Bridge (Alcorn State), QB Alex Williams (Belhaven), QB Micah Davis (Delta State), QB Casey Therriault (JSU), running back Shane Brower (Millaps), QB Tommy Reyer (Millsaps) and defensive back Markkus Davis (MVSU).
Davis ranks No. 4 in the SWAC in tackles, while Davis has led the Statesmen a first round playoff bye and threw for 3,310 yards and 23 touchdowns while completing 63 percent of his passes.
The banquet starts at 5:30 p.m. at Hall of Fame Museum at 1152 Lakeland Drive in Jackson.