What does Rob Davis do?
By Robert Przybylo
Maybe the better question is what doesn’t Rob Davis do? In talking with the Canton coach for this week’s Friday Night Lights installment, I was amazed at how much he’s already done at 29.
While the story introduces you to Davis, a good chunk of quirky info was left on the cutting room floor. Here are just some of the goodies.
- Davis was a little dude growing up. But Cashion coach D.L. Robertson said he knew he had found something special when the then 100-pounder took out a Pioneer fullback who was about twice Davis’ size. It was a legal hit, for the record.
- Davis also set a couple of powerlifting records for his size. He just used everything that was said against him to his advantage.
- He spoke a little about a 2005 football game against Christian Heritage Academy. The Tigers ended up losing that game pretty handily, but it was getting there that was the story.
On the way to CHA, the Canton bus caught fire. They ended up getting there just under an hour before game time. They ended up dressing in the parking lot and getting on the field.
- When he and his wife, Rachel, moved to St. Kitts, he volunteered as a teacher for about two days a week. He was already a pretty good storyteller, but it was here where the native people praised his ability. In St. Kitts, he was both an archeologist and a safari guide.
- While Hoobachoo is his first foray into the children’s world, Davis has a lot more cooking. One thing he definitely wants to explore is he has a trilogy about the end of the world.
- He said most of his stories come to him in dreams. He’ll wake up and write them down, so he won’t forget them. His imagination has always been wild, and he feels that is one of the most important things for a kid to have – to let your imagination run wild.
- Davis has a myspace page. You’d never know it by the name, “Kwanokasha.” It’s his name in Choctaw. He’s part Choctaw and didn’t know what his name was. It’s pronounced Way-no-ka-shay. His quote on the page is enough to get me going, “They call me the Afro Samurai.”
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