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10/29/14 - RB Knile Davis was honored with the AFC special teams player of the week award for 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 return he posted against Denver last year.
Not bad for a player the Chiefs did not consider a kick return possibility when he joined the team out of the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft. Head coach Andy Reid said Davis was not considered a possible returner until special teams coordinator Dave Toub got a look at the Arkansas running back in OTAs. Davis had not been a kick returner in high school or college.
"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.
"He's taking great pride in this. It's not been an overnight thing for him. He's taken a massive amount of reps to be able to secure the football when it's kicked and be consistent with that and my hats off to him; nobody works harder than Knile."
So far Davis is averaging 28.2 yards per kickoff return, ranking third in the league and he has just one of two kickoff return scores in the league.
09/29/14 - RB Knile Davis continued his productive ways with his 107 rushing yards on 16 carries against New England on Monday night. The performance included a 48-yard run that helped set up the Chiefs' second touchdown. He also caught one pass for 12 yards.
09/22/14 - RB Knile Davis had the best game of his young career, rushing for 132 yards on 32 carries in a win against Miami. Davis had an impressive 21-yard touchdown run in the first half, as he used both his power and speed to burst through the line of scrimmage and then broke several arm tackles by the Dolphins. He now has three rushing touchdowns on the season.
09/15/14 - RB Knile Davis got the opportunity to become a major part of the Chiefs offense against Denver when Jamaal Charles went down and out with a left ankle sprain. In the most extensive game action of his short career, Davis ran 22 times for 79 yards and caught six passes for 26 yards. The 28 touches were a one-game high as were his 105 offensive yards. As a rookie last year, Davis finished the season with 83 touches for 323 yards over 16 games.
09/14/14 - RB Knile Davis stepped in nicely at running back after Jamaal Charles left the game with an ankle injury. Davis had 22 carries for 79 yards and a touchdown. He's a big, physical presence in the backfield who can provide a change of pace to Charles speed and elusiveness.