From the Truman Sports Complex
Knile Davis was honored Wednesday with the AFC special teams player of the week award after his 99-yard touchdown return in last Sunday’s victory over St. Louis.
It was the second touchdown return of his short NFL career, joining the 108-yard scoring run he posted against Denver last year.
Not bad for a player the Chiefs did not consider a kick returner when he joined the team from the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft out of the University of Arkansas. Head coach Andy Reid admitted that in pre-draft evaluations in the spring of 2013, Davis was not considered a returner, and it was something he did not do for the Razorbacks or in high school. Consideration for the duties did not come until special teams coordinator Dave Toub got a look at the running back during OTAs in that first spring with the team.
“I think with kick returns it’s important that you see it and you hit it,” said Reid. “You’re not dancing in the hole; you see daylight and hit that daylight and hit hard and aggressive and he does that. He’s blessed with great speed along with size; he’s a powerful young man.” …Read More!