Raekwon Davis: 4 things to know about the Alabama football defensive lineman
The Crimson Tide defensive lineman is 6-foot-7, weighs 306 pounds and wears No. 99, the highest number a player can wear.
He's also made his presence known with his play, especially during the 2017 season, when he racked up 8.5 sacks and 69 total tackles. Now finishing his junior year, the Meridian, Mississippi, native is expected to enter the 2019 NFL Draft.
But there's a lot more to Davis than just his size. Here are four things to know about the Alabama defensive lineman.
Raekwon Davis was considered a top-10 NFL Draft talent
Davis is projected as a late first rounder in the 2019 NFL Draft, but there was a time when his stock was even higher.
Raekwon Davis played a game after being shot in the leg
Raekwon Davis' sophomore season got off to a painful start.
The Crimson Tide lineman was shot during the early morning of August 27, 2017, just days before Alabama's season opener.
Police reported that Davis was in the parking lot of a Tuscaloosa bar when a stray bullet hit him in the right leg.
Raekwon Davis hung out with Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant has been known to share his wisdom with other athletes, and in August, it was Raekwon Davis' turn for a dose of the Mamba Mentality.
The five-time NBA champion visited the Tide's locker room before the start of the 2018 season, where Bryant spoke to players about the power of strong leadership.
Davis met Bryant at some point during the event, as a Twitter photo showed the two posing together with senior Alabama DL Isaiah Buggs.
Raekwon Davis punched a Missouri football player
It wasn't Davis' play that made him stand out during Alabama's match-up against Missouri in October.
Davis was called for unsportsmanlike conduct on the play, and following the game, Alabama coach Nick Saban said he would handle his player's punishment internally.
For his own part, Davis apologized via Twitter a few hours after the game ended.