Athletes tend to overuse the “nobody believed in me” narrative, but in the case of Auburn linebacker Deshaun Davis, it actually might be true.
On Saturday — Auburn’s winter graduation day — Davis was one of several Tigers who got to walk across the stage to receive their diploma. But few, if any, of those fellow graduates likely have a story like this one:
At the age of 12, I was kicked out of school … My teacher at the time literally looked my mother in her face and told her “You did a terrible job raising your son, he’d be dead or in jail before he can make it out of high school.” Well umm …. 🤷🏾♂️ pic.twitter.com/4EKEW8Lte6
— ⭐️Deshaun Davis⭐ (@_Davis_Boy12) December 16, 2017
Even Alabama fans have to respect Davis’ ability to prove a doubter wrong.
To make his accomplishment even more impressive, Davis still has another year of eligibility left, which means he’s actually graduating in about three-and-a-half years. Next season, he’ll look to carry the momentum from a stellar 2017 as the senior leader of Auburn’s defense.