Former Bama Linebacker Ben Davis Shines in Canadian Football League Debut
Former Alabama linebacker Ben Davis made his Canadian Football League debut after being called up from the Edmonton Elks practice squad. Davis signed with the Elks on June 21 and made his professional football debut against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on July 1.
Davis entered the game in the second quarter where he recorded his first tackle and would go on to get two more on special teams. The Elks would eventually go on to win 29-25 in a hard-fought battle between the two.
Before his professional debut, Davis spent 4 years with the tide, redshirting every year before receiving more playing time in his junior and senior years. In those two seasons with the Crimson Tide, Davis appeared in 22 games and recorded 7 tackles and a sack.
Davis was a part of the 2017 and 2020 National Championship teams and posted one tackle against the Buckeyes in a 52-24 win.
Following the 2020 season, the 6-foot-4, 250-pounder entered the transfer portal and followed former Alabama assistant Bo Davis to Texas.
Davis had a solid 2021 season for Texas in 2021 where he played in 8 games, recording 16 tackles, 4.5 TFL's and 1.5 sacks. Unfortunately, Davis went undrafted in this year's NFL draft, mush like the rest of his Longhorn teammates.
Davis will have to hope his performance this past week was enough to receive more playing time as he and the Elks prepare to take on the Calgary stampeders this Thursday.