- United States
- OG, OT
- Westerville, OH
- High School
- Current Team
- Ohio State
- 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989
Post-OSU Update: Jeff Davidson was selected in the fifth round (111th overall) of the 1990 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos. Davidson played 44 games over three years (all with Denver), starting his last two years. A shoulder injury ended his playing career. Davidson went directly into coaching and had a long career as an NFL coach, serving mostly as an offensive line coach. (updated: Nov. 2022)
Major: Electrical Engineering (1987-89)
Weight: 300 (1989), 285 (1988), 276 (1987), 275 (1986)
1989 Media Guide: Jeff Davidson is one of the top guards in college football … healthy for the first time last year, he really came into his own … big, strong, mobile and agile player who excels at all phases of the game … good pass blocker … can be a devastating force when pulling … benches 400 pounds … extremely intelligent player who is very sound technically … an honor student.
1988: Started all 11 games and led the offense in playing time with 306 minutes … played 26 or more minutes in nine of 11 games.
1988 Media Guide: Will start at quick guard this year … has enormous potential, but injuries have limited his playing time in each of his first two seasons.
1987: Began the year as the starting left guard, but a broken leg at Illinois ended his season after four games … recaptured his starting spot in the spring.
1987 Media Guide: An unusually talented and versatile athlete who lettered as a freshman and divided his time between tackle and guard … a likely candidate to move into the starting left guard spot.
1986: Missed the first six games of his freshman year because of an ankle injury suffered in a summer all-star game, but did play in six games and started the Cotton Bowl.
High School: A two-time all-Ohio tackle and a Parade All-American as a senior … one of the most highly recruited players in the country in 1985 … a 3.97 student at North High in Westerville … two injuries, a chipped bone and a broken arm, marred his senior year but he still won virtually every honor that could come to a lineman.
Personal: Hobbies are photography and skiing … his father, Jim Sr., was an All-American tackle for the Buckeyes in 1964, and his older brother, Jim Jr., lettered at OSU in 1985 … favorite actor is Sylvester Stallone.