Wisconsin starting WR confirms return for 2021 season with Badgers
Wisconsin’s offense will officially have one of its most experienced wide receivers back on the field in 2021.
This week, Danny Davis III confirmed on Twitter that he’ll be returning to Madison for one more year with the Badgers. As a senior, Davis had extra time to decide whether or not he’d return to Madison to take advantage of another season of eligibility or move on to the NFL Draft or other opportunities.
Davis makes the decision after missing most of the 2020 season due to injury. He played in just two contests for Wisconsin last fall, totaling 3 catches for 78 yards and a touchdown and taking 8 carries 69 yards and another score.
— Danny Davis III (@DDIII_7) February 2, 2021
With Davis back in the fold for 2021, Wisconsin has a seasoned veteran leading the way at wide receiver. He’s played in 34 games over the last four seasons and has hauled in 99 catches for 1,164 yards and 12 touchdowns, maintaining an 11.8 yards per catch average.
Davis is also credited with 244 yards and 2 touchdowns on 24 carries.
The Badgers opened the 2020 campaign hot with big wins over Illinois and Michigan to start 2-0. However, Wisconsin dropped its next three games to Northwestern, Indiana and Iowa, scoring a grand total of 20 points in those contests.
Wisconsin bounced back in a big way, defeating rival Minnesota 20-17 in overtime to close out the B1G season and posting a 42-28 win over Wake Forest in the Duke’s Mayo Bowl to finish 4-3.
Next season, Wisconsin is scheduled to open the season at home against Penn State.