Davies earns tryout with World Champion Patriots; Featured on ESPN.com

Davies earns tryout with World Champion Patriots; Featured on ESPN.com


PUEBLO, Colo. (May 5, 2017) - Former Colorado State University-Pueblo football student-athlete Brock Davies (Brisbane, Australia) has earned a invitation to the National Football League's New England Patriots Rookie Mini-Camp, set for this weekend.

His unique story of being a former Australian professional rugby player drew attention during his time at CSU-Pueblo and has also caught the eye of the ESPN.com reporters who cover the reigning Super Bowl Champion Patriots. The article can be found by clicking HERE.

Davies earned a spot in the Pack roster in 2014 as a walk-on and redshirted during the team's NCAA Division II National Championship season. He played in all 14 games in 2015 and totaled 27 tackles (17 solo) on defense and special teams. In 2016 Davies played in 10 and started five games for the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Champion ThunderWolves. At nose guard and on special teams he racked up 29 tackles (11 solo) with 8.5 tackles for loss (-45 yards) and a team-high 5.0 sacks (-34 yards).

Since 2008 when the program returned, 16 athletes have earned a shot at the NFL with either a rookie mini-camp invitation, training camp invitation or an undrafted free agent signing. The ThunderWolves have three players currently on NFL rosters in Ryan Jensen (Baltimore Ravens), Mike Pennel (New York Jets) and Morgan Fox (LA Rams). Three more are on on Canadian Football League rosters (CJ Roberts and Kieren Duncan with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Darius Allen with the BC Lions), while two more are currently competing in the Arena Football League (Paul Browning and Chris Bonner). The two former teammates will square off Sunday in an AFL matchup between the Baltimore Brigade (Browning) and Tampa Bay Storm (Bonner).

The ThunderWolves secured the program's sixth RMAC Championship in 2016 with an 8-2 record. The Pack finished 8-3 overall and have totaled eight or more wins in each of the last seven seasons.

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As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics.