TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — There's no getting around the fact that junior defensive end Raekwon Davis is a big guy.
Like really big. He's listed as being 6 foot 7, 316 pounds, but when you factor in his wingspan and everything else he's massive when compared to most players who play his position — or any other in football.
Davis' skills as pass-rusher may have surprised some people last year when he led the Crimson Tide in sacks with 8.5, but even he calls his interception in the National Championship Game against Georgia as "shocking."
"It was a fun play," he said.
As for his return skills when returning the pick 19 yards to help Alabama's comeback effort ... let's just say that not even he was impressed.
"Nah, I got tackled by the quarterback," he said. "I had no moves. When the ball came up in the air I just got it. It was crazy."
It was a big play in the game, as then-freshman quarterback Tua Tagovailoa had just made a mistake with a pass that was picked off and Georgia regained the momentum ahead 20-7 in the third quarter. But the interception came on the very next snap. It led to a field goal and Alabama went into the fourth quarter down just 20-10.
As for any kind of ribbing Davis may have gotten from being tackled by Bulldogs quarterback Jake Fromm, he says there wasn't any, especially since the Crimson Tide eventually won in overtime.
"It happens," he said.
As for working on his return game, maybe trying to match some of the moves senior defensive lineman Isaiah Buggs recently made on the basketball court, Davis says he's content. Besides, with the season opener quickly approaching he has enough things to worry about.
"I don’t play basketball," Davis said.