Drew Davis was born and raised in Denver and a proud graduate of Montbello High school. He obtained 26 full ride athletic scholarships but ultimately chose the University of Oregon in December of 2006 to continue his education and athletic career. During high school, he had a 4.0 GPA which allowed him to graduate early to attend the U of O in the spring of 2007. He was awarded the Franklin D. Watkins Award, given to the most prestigious African Americanmale student-athlete in the nation. Drew played wide receiver for the Ducks & helped to elevate the school as they won back-to-back Pac 10 Championships for the first time in school history his final two seasons in Eugene. He was also a primary contributor in the Ducks reaching their first National Championship game during the 2010-2011 season. He graduated with a degree in psychology and was later selected as a free agent in 2011 to the Atlanta Falcons where he played for four years.
After his time in the NFL, Drew got into coaching at the high school level before ultimately reuniting with his college receivers coach, Scott Frost, at the University of Central Florida. That year, the UCF Knights were conference champions earning their first undefeated season in school history, rising as high as number 8 in the rankings. Drew knew he wanted to contribute more to the development of student-athletes off the field in their life and career endeavors & believed he would be better suited here due to his passion for helping others. Drew was hired by his former college coach, Chip Kelly, as the Director of Player Development at The University of California, Los Angeles in 2018. Drew assisted UCLA football student-athletes off the field providing assistance in areas such as resumes, cover letters, internships, community service, health and wellness, public speaking, and career preparation.
After working with the Bruins for four seasons, Drew departed UCLA to begin other ventures. He started his own business Quality over Quantity Elite Performance Coaching in February of 2022 while simultaneously returning to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts to fine tune his acting chops. In his business, he works mostly with student & professional athletes, helping them to navigate through specific areas in their lives and implementing strategies to maximize their performance in their respective sport. Drew is a certified Life & Performance Coach, holds a certification in Advanced Leadership, studied Sport Coaching at The University of Denver, became a certified Life Coach through the Life Purpose Institute & earned his associate in occupational studies from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in May 2023. Drew is an advocate of books, reading, mental health, and mentoring kids and young adults. Drew has aspirations of becoming a Sports and Performance psychologist to help high performing individuals, teams, organizations, and businesses realize & reach their full potential. Drew J. Davis | Certified Life and Performance Coach Drew currently works as a certified life and performance coach, working with student & professional athletes on and off the field. In October 2023, The Trust powered by the NFLPA, hired Drew as a Trust Captain. Drew is tasked with outreach and connecting with former NFL players to inform them of the benefits available to them following their professional career in the National Football League.
"My message to the young men was that it would take a lot of hard work for whatever they were chasing in their lives. Whether that was a chance to play their sport collegiately or becoming a doctor/lawyer etc...
What I was also sure to say is that it is possible. I lot of great football players I played with in college and the NFL weren’t 4- and 5-star guys. The stars don’t mean anything in the grand scheme of things. Outwork the competition."- Drew Davis