Oct. 18, 2006
Tallahassee, FL – Florida State linebacker Buster Davis picked up two major honors this past week. The ACC’s leading tackler was named a Rotary Lombardi Award semifinalist and a mid-season All-American by SI.com. Of the 12 players named to the Lombardi list, Davis is one of only two players from the ACC and one of just three linebackers. Davis and Georgia Tech’s Philip Wheeler are the only two ACC defensive players to be named a mid-season All-American by SI.com but two of four total ACC players on the list.
The Daytona Beach, FL standout leads the ACC in total tackles, solo tackles and tackles per game. He has been named an FWAA/Bronko Nagurski Defensive Player of the Week and a two-time ACC Player of the Week this season already.
The Rotary Club of Houston, in operation since 1912, is an association of more than 300 successful business professionals, all prominent in their individual fields of endeavor, who volunteer their efforts through the work of some two dozen club committees. Assistance is provided to such diverse groups as troubled youngsters, former prison inmates, business oriented high school students, families of cancer patients, deserving college scholarship candidates and the nation’s cancer research efforts. The Rotary Club of Houston is leading a neighborhood initiative to benefit Houston’s East End. Through collaboration with major corporate, civic and philanthropic partners, including many Houston area Rotary Clubs, Rotary activities will respond to identified community needs in the areas of public health, education, vocational training and micro-enterprises. The winner of the Awards will be announced December 6.