James Davis is a running back for the Cleveland Browns, who selected him with the 195th overall pick in the sixth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Davis played four seasons at Clemson University, where he formed one half of a successful running back tandem with C.J. Spiller. Davis initially declared for the 2008 NFL Draft following his junior season, but withdrew his name from consideration before the withdrawal deadline and returned for his senior season. Davis is 5-feet, 11-inches tall and weighs 215 pounds.
Prep Career
Davis rushed for 7,339 yards and 80 touchdowns during his career at Douglass High School in Atlanta, GA. He was the No. 6-ranked running back prospect and No. 42 overall prospect in the class of 2005 according to rivals.com. He made official visits to Virginia Tech and Alabama, but chose Clemson.
College Career
Davis led Clemson in rushing in each of his four seasons, surpassing the 1,000-yard mark as both a sophomore and junior. He was a first team All-ACC selection in both his sophomore and junior seasons. Davis missed only one game due to injury during his four-year career (2005 vs Temple). As a senior, Davis ran for a career-low 751 yards, and was held under 100 yards in 11 of Clemson's 13 games. Despite this, Davis finished his career with 3,881 rushing yards, second to only Raymond Priester on Clemson's all-time list. His 47 career rushing touchdowns broke Travis Zachery's school record and rank second in ACC history, behind only Ted Brown of NC State.
NFL Career
Davis was selected in the sixth round (195th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns. Before the 2009 season, Davis signed a four-year contract with Cleveland.

As a rookie, Davis rushed for 15 yards, while shuffling in and out of the lineup due to a shoulder injury. Before Week 4, Davis was placed on injured reserve, ending his season.