Titus Davis, who holds several of Central Michigan’s all-time receiving records, has officially come out of his retirement from professional football.
According to Pro Football Talk, Davis has signed a contract after trying out with the Chicago Bears at the team’s recent rookie mini-camps. Davis, a Wheaton, Illinois native, was a four-year starter at Central Michigan, where he tops the all-time leaderboard for receiving touchdowns over a career (37,) receiving touchdowns in a season (13,) and receiving yards (3,700). Antonio Brown previously held the records for career receiving touchdowns and receiving yards.
Davis was a part of several pivotal CMU teams in recent memory, including the last CMU team to win a bowl game (the 2012 Little Caesar’s Pizza Bowl) and the team that made a miraculous near-comeback during the inaugural Bahamas Bowl in 2014 vs. Western Kentucky.
Davis was the first player at the FBS level to ever have eight or more touchdowns in all four seasons of play and finished ranked 20th all-time in FBS receiving touchdowns. Davis was an all-MAC selection all four years of his career, joining Dan LeFevour and Ryan Anderson as Chippewas to have that achievement.
Davis signed as an undrafted free agent with the San Diego Chargers after the 2015 NFL Draft and also had a brief stint with the Buffalo Bills that saw him travel with the team to London, England for an International Series game vs. Jacksonville before getting cut. Soon after, he was picked up by the New York Jets practice squad. Davis is perhaps most famous at the professional level for abruptly retiring during a training camp practice.
Titus has not seen the field in a regular season NFL game.
Titus’ younger brother, Corey, was recently drafted fifth-overall by the Tennessee Titans after a career that saw him break the all-time FBS receiving yards mark, get chosen as a first-team All-American in 2016 and become a three-time All-MAC First Team receiver.
Y'all don't know how happy I am for my brotha man!!! https://t.co/7tHO98KwPo— Corey Davis (@c_davis_81) May 14, 2017
Titus and Corey played on the same high school team at Wheaton-Warrenville South.