Chris Cooley Breaks His Foot, Fred Davis Stands Tall

Fantasy KnuckleheadsCorrespondent IOctober 27, 2009

LANDOVER, MD - OCTOBER 26:  Joselio Hanson #21 of the Philadelphia Eagles jumps over teammate Quintin Demps #39 as Demps tackles Fred Davis #86 of the Washington Redskins during the second quarter of the game at FedEx Field October 26, 2009 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Chris Cooley suffered a broken foot in Monday night’s loss to the Eagles. Fred Davis stepped in and caught 8 catches for 78 yards and a TD! Get Fred Davis ASAP off your waiver wire! Fred Davis is a 2008, second round (17th pick) by the Washington Redskins and at 6'4", 250lbs was making plays. He is a great waiver wire pick up.

First reported by the Washington Post Web site

Cooley broke his foot while trying to change direction late in the second quarter. Coach Jim Zorn on the injury, “He’ll be out for awhile. I don’t know that it’s a season-ending injury yet. I can’t say that.” Cooley caught two passes for 21 yards before leaving the game

Now about Fred Davis: What's not to like?

According to wikipedia:

Davis graduated from Robert S. Rogers High School in Toledo, OH, a semester early to start spring training with the Trojans.Tired of the recruiting process that accompanies top prospects, Davis secretly left Ohio to enroll at USC.

Recruited as a wide receiver, he showed solid speed and raw athletic ability but lacked the route-running skills and ball-catching ability of other receivers. After consulting with then-offensive coordinator Norm Chow, Davis decided to try converting to tight end.

His freshman year, Davis contributed as a reserve to the eventual-national champion 2004 USC Trojans football team, playing in nine games and catching four passes behind fellow tight ends Dominique Byrd and Alex Holmes.

However, because of repeated incidences of tardiness, reporting late after trips back to Ohio, Davis was not allowed to travel with the Trojans to the BCS National Championship Game in 2005 Orange Bowl. Davis reapplied himself the next season, catching 13 passes in 13 games during the 2005 season, including two in the 2006 Rose Bowl.

During the 2006 season, Davis started ten games and caught 38 passes for 352 yards and three touchdowns. Fred Davis comes down with a one-handed touchdown against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Davis was a preseason team All-Pacific-10 Conference player prior to 2007 and was considered a likely high draft choice for the 2008 NFL Draft. He was on the 2007 Mackey Award watch list. Against Washington State, Davis had the best game of his career, with nine receptions for 124 yards and two touchdowns.

The performance marked the most yards receiving ever in a game by a Trojans tight end. Prior to that, Davis had never caught more than six passes or gained more than 68 receiving yards in a game.

At the end of the 2007 regular season, Davis was selected to the All-Pac-10 Conference first team by league coaches. He was also selected to the All-American Second Team. Davis became the first USC player to win the Mackey Award as the nation's top tight end. When asked his favorite game as a USC players, Davis noted the 2006 Rose Bowl.

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