Spotlight On Dan Davis

The physical defensive tackle from Plainfield, N.J., played at


from 2004-2007 and captained the Huskies his senior year, the year the school claimed a piece of its first

Big East

championship. He was a part of the school's first bowl team – Motor City in '04 – as well as the '07 team that went to the Meineke Car Care.



Davis went into camp with the

Indianapolis Colts

in 2008 and played a couple exhibition games until he was hurt (knee). He accepted an injury settlement shortly thereafter. He had a tryout with the


in 2009. He played briefly with the UFL team based in New York, which has since become the

Hartford Colonials


Life After UConn

Davis is still chasing his dream of playing professionally but at 24 he has decided 2010 will be the final year of his quest.

"I want to play and 24 is not old but if things don't work out for me this year it will be time for me to move on," Davis said. "I'm not going to be one of those guys chasing his dream his whole life. I've already started preparing for life after football which I think will be exciting."