STILLWATER — Oklahoma State offensive lineman Devin Davis had a promising camp before his sophomore season, but a knee injury threw his once bright future into a cloud of uncertainty.
Davis tore his ACL last year in fall camp, and also suffered serious damage to his meniscus. He missed the entire 2013 season, and he is doubtful to play in 2014 as he continues to recover.
At OSU Media Day, Davis talked with The Oklahoman about his long road to recovery, plus his life off the field.
Q: I’m sure it’s tough being in your position. How are you handling it?
A: “I feel pretty good. It’s been going pretty good.”
How far do you think you are from being able to play?
“I really don’t know. It’s just going day by day.”
How is the rehab process going? What’s been the hardest part?
“Just rebuilding my muscle that I lost and trying to build up the muscles around the knee so the muscles absorb the shock instead of the knee.
“The hardest part was range of motion to me. Just the bending of my knee was one of the most painful things I’ve done.”
How hard is it, being in such an uncertain position?
“It’s kind of hard because I see a lot of my friends and teammates I’ve played with who are going to end up being seniors and I want to play with, but I don’t really know if I can play with them or not. That’s the hardest part.”
Outside of football, do you have a hidden talent?
“I feel like I got a lot of different talents. I like when I go out range shooting. I feel like I’m a really good shot. I just always liked shooting, hunting and I’m a real good skeet shooter. The day I started that, I decided I liked it and got real good at it.”
What is the best gift you ever received?
“Probably my first car. My 16th birthday, it was a 1979 Camaro. My dad found it from one of my family members and thought it’d be good for my first car. It was red.”
Sounds like quite the ride for a first car. What happened to it?
“I drive a Dodge Ram now. He wouldn’t let me bring it to college with me, so I leave it at home. I actually still have it.”