Davis decides to transfer after redshirt season with Tar Heels
The school that once appeared to be Drew Davis’ lone destination said goodbye to him on Wednesday.
North Carolina announced that Davis, son of former Tar Heels football coach Butch Davis, has decided to transfer.
A walk-on quarterback who redshirted during the 2012 season, Davis will move on to Coffeyville Community College in Kansas.
“I appreciate the opportunity Coach (Larry) Fedora gave me to be a member of the team,” Drew Davis said in a statement released by UNC. “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.”
Davis can play immediately at Coffeyville and has four years of college eligibility remaining.
While Butch was coaching at UNC from 2007-11, Drew became the starting quarterback at East Chapel Hill High School. He was coached by Bill Renner, whose son, Bryn, signed with Butch Davis at UNC.
Drew Davis started for three seasons at East Chapel Hill, where he was an all-conference pick as a junior and a senior. He also was a three-time all-conference golfer for the Wildcats.
As a senior in 2011, after his dad had been fired as UNC’s coach, Drew had a record-breaking season.
On the way to throwing for more than 3,500 yards and 30 touchdowns, Davis set a state record with 43 completions in game against Carrboro. He also threw for 488 yards and five touchdowns in a win over Jordan.
Davis completed 323 passes that season, No. 2 on the single-season list in state history.
He joined the Tar Heels as a walk-on a year ago and practiced but didn’t play in any games while he redshirted for Fedora’s first UNC team.
“We wish Drew nothing but the best of luck as he continues his career at Coffeyville,” Fedora said in a statement. “He is a great kid, a great teammate and we enjoyed having him in our program.”