Football

Davis transfers from Carolina

August 2, 2013 

Drew Davis, in this file photo from 2011, set a state record for competions in a game (43) as a senior at East Chapel Hill High School.

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— North Carolina quarterback Drew Davis had decided to transfer to Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College where he will begin practice this fall. Davis, 6-2, 210 pounds, joined the Tar Heels prior to the start of the 2012 season and redshirted.

“I appreciate the opportunity Coach (Larry) Fedora gave me to be a member of the team,” said Davis. “I’ve met so many great people during my time in Chapel Hill and I will miss seeing them on a daily basis. I’m looking forward to joining the team in Coffeyville and competing for the quarterback position. Coffeyville has a great track record of taking incoming transfers and preparing them for their next opportunity. I’m looking forward to continuing my growth as a quarterback.”

The son of former UNC head coach Butch Davis, Drew was a starter for three seasons at East Chapel Hill High School where he threw for 3,525 yards and 30 touchdowns as a senior and set a state high school record for completions in a game (43) in 2011.

Then-chancellor Holden Thorpe fired Butch Davis from his head coaching position days before preseason practice started in 2011 amid an NCAA investigation into improper benefits and academic misconduct.

“We wish Drew nothing but the best of luck as he continues his career at Coffeyville,” said Fedora. “He is a great kid, a great teammate and we enjoyed having him in our program.”

Coffeyville is located roughly equidistant from Kansas City, Topeka, Wichita, Tulsa, Okla., and Fayetteville, Ark., so looking for geographic hints where Butch Davis might take his next coaching post are vague, at best.

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