Keith Davis is one of the best football players to ever put on a Sam Houston State jersey. In 2000, he was named the Southland Conference's Defensive Player of the Year.

Davis would go on to play eight years in the NFL and seven with the Dallas Cowboys.

After a 17 year layoff, the Italy, Texas, native returned to Huntsville to fulfill a promise he made to his mom before leaving for college: to earn a college degree.

Davis is now officially a Bearkat alumni.