All-State football: Broken Arrow's Frankie Davis played senior season for his mother

OKLAHOMAN ALL-STATE DEFENSIVE END — Broken Arrow defensive end Frankie Davis wanted to remain closer to home and his mom. But he waited too long to commit to Tulsa only to find his scholarship offer was no longer there, pushing him to verbally commit to New Mexico.
by Jacob Unruh Published: December 23, 2012

Broken Arrow defensive end Frankie Davis wanted to remain closer to home and his mom.

But he waited too long to commit to Tulsa only to find his scholarship offer was no longer there, pushing him to verbally commit to New Mexico.

“I just had to take care of my opportunity and do what I thought was best for me, and I went ahead and went to New Mexico,” Davis said. “It's going to be pretty tough, but I think it goes back to what I said: the best decision for me.”

The 6-foot-3, 240-pound defensive end played last season for his mom Karen, who suffered a stroke more than one year ago from which she is still recovering from.

However, he barely made mention of that as he recorded 82 tackles and five sacks to help lead Broken Arrow to the Class 6A quarterfinals and earn a spot on The Oklahoman's All-State first team.

“He's such a quiet young man and he just kept a lot of things to himself, but you knew that was real important to him to play for her,” Broken Arrow coach Steve Spavital said. “He's just such a private young man and he just never let his emotions show.”

But his mom's condition bothered him.

by Jacob Unruh
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Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the...
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