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TCU’s Derius Davis Wins Jet Award Given to Nation’s Top Return Specialist

NCAA Football: Texas Christian at Colorado

TCU’s season of accolades continues with the announcement of the recipient of the 2022 Jet Award, highlighting the nation’s top return specialist. TCU’s Derius Davis has been selected as the most dangerous returner in the country, and following a season of flashy plays and big returns, Davis is now the owner of the award.

The senior wide receiver was a key weapon for the Horned Frogs this season and one of their homerun-hitters in both the return game, and in the passing game. Davis snagged 42 catches this season for 531 yards and added five touchdown receptions to his career totals.


Davis was named to multiple All-America teams as a punt returner and was the Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Year. He was one of just five players nationally with two punt returns for touchdowns and ranked fourth in the FBS with his average of 14.9 yards per attempt.

Davis provided TCU’s first score of the season with a 60-yard return against Colorado and also had an 82-yard touchdown versus Texas Tech. He ranks first all-time at TCU with five punt returns for touchdowns in a single season while his six career special teams scores tie KaVontae Turpin for the most in TCU history.

Davis joins quarterback Max Duggan, and cornerback Tre’Vius Hodges-Tomlinson as the third TCU player to win a national award this season. Duggan received the Davey O’Brien Award, Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, and Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, while Hodges-Tomlinson took home the Jim Thorpe Award.

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