HOUSTON – Growing up in Mobile, Alabama, which is roughly three and a half hours from both Auburn and Tuscaloosa – the homes to Auburn University and the University of Alabama – Dematrius Davis Sr. grew up a fan of really both teams.
His favorite player for the Crimson Tide was Bobby Humphrey. His favorite for the Tigers was Bo Jackson. But now, he has a new favorite player amongst his home state teams – his son, Dematrius Davis Jr.
"Our family is diehard War Eagle or Roll Tide fans," Davis Sr. said. "So, either school was good."
In a household that cheered "Roll Tide" and "War Eagle" for all these years, it is special that the Davis family will now have a player in the heralded Iron Bowl game.
"Iron Bowl is going to be big," Davis Sr. said.
Another member of the Davis family that was on-hand for his signing was Davis Jr's grandmother Josephine Simpson-Smith, who graduated from Williamson High School in Mobile, Alabama.