California Golden Bears linebacker Raymond Davison is going to be a key member of Cal’s 2016 defense. He’s also one of our most sterling examples of a Golden Bear student-athlete on and off the field.
Ray Davison was nominated for the 2017 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team, one of the honors highlighting football players who do active work in their local communities. Davison visits local schools regularly as part of active community work performed by the Cal football team. The school list includes Bret Harte Middle School, Kaiser Elementary, La Escuelita, Lincoln Elementary, Manzanita Community, Manzanita Seed, Markham Elementary, Murphy Elementary, Parker Elementary, Stege Elementary and West Oakland Middle School.
Davison is the second leading tackler on the Bears, with 111 career tackles at Cal three tackles for loss, an interception he returned for a touchdown, four pass breakups and a fumble recovery.
Previous Good Works team members include Nick Forbes (2013) and Jeffrey Coprich (2014).
“Being nominated for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® is an incredible honor to me,” Davison said. “Football is about more than making tackles on Saturday. It’s about giving back to the same community that supports you, whether that is imparting wisdom on the youth, feeding the homeless, or helping adults who can’t help themselves.”