AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn football’s top receiver from a season ago is now full speed ahead for spring practices after undergoing offseason surgery.
Senior wide receiver Ryan Davis was in a blue, full-contact jersey when Auburn returned to the practice field Tuesday afternoon following spring break. Davis, who wore the orange non-contact jersey for drills before spring break, underwent surgery on his shoulder earlier this year.
Auburn football tweeted a video of the first practice back, which included Davis in his blue jersey — and an impressive catch by the go-to slot receiver:
— Auburn Football (@AuburnFootball) March 21, 2018
Davis set Auburn’s single-season record for receptions last season when he caught 84 passes for 815 yards and 5 touchdowns. The next-closest to him in catches, Darius Slayton and Eli Stove, had 29 receptions.
Davis’ return to full contact will be a boost for Auburn’s receiving corps, which lost junior Eli Stove for the rest of spring practice due to a torn ACL.
Auburn will return to the practice field Thursday afternoon. The Tigers will allow a media viewing window during that practice, and Gus Malzahn is set to speak afterward.