Wes Davis to end career
It has been a disappointing season for the Boston College Eagles. The Eagles broke a five game losing streak by beating Clemson last weekend, but the Eagles still sit at 3-5 and will need to play incredible football in order to keep their consecutive bowl appearance streak alive.
The going just got tougher for the Eagles as their top safety, Wes Davis, has elected to end his football career.
Boston College safety Wes Davis has decided to end his football career after suffering his second serious neck injury as a member of the Eagles.
Davis, who was hospitalized as a precaution after he suffered a neck injury Oct. 23 against Maryland, consulted with his doctors and his family and concluded it was in his best interest to move on, according to BC associate athletic director of media relations, Chris Cameron.
Sad tale of injuries derailing a pretty damn good football career. While Mark Herzlich and Luke Kuechly get all the credit on the defensive side of the ball, Wes was the unsung hero of the defense. He was third on the team in tackles and was a constant threat in the middle of the field for offensives. He was also a leader for this team as he was a captain along with Mark Herzlich. His play will be missed by the Eagles defense.
The worst part about this story is he will not play on his senior day. Wes probably would not have made the NFL, and even if he did he would not see significant time. For these type of players, senior day is one of the most important days of their lives. It is the accumulation of all the football they have played in their entire lives. It is the day in which every senior is the story because this is their last time suiting up for the home crowd. Now, a terrible injury has forced Wes to miss HIS day, and I understand it’s a terrible feeling for Wes.
I hope Wes Davis continues to have a healthy and happy life post-football.