Veteran broadcaster Charles Davis joined CBS Sports as a game analyst for the CBS Television Network’s coverage of THE NFL ON CBS in April 2020. He again will team with Ian Eagle to form the Network’s No. 2 NFL ON CBS announce team, after serving in the same position with FOX NFL. Davis also served as a pregame and postgame contributor during the Network’s coverage of Super Bowl LV
A member of FOX Sports since 2006, Davis moved into the FOX NFL booth fulltime in 2015 and called his first NFL playoff game when the New Orleans Saints defeated the Philadelphia Eagles, 20-14, in the 2018 NFC Divisional Playoff Round. In 2009-10 he paired with Dick Stockton as an analyst for FOX NFL games.
Davis served as the lead analyst on FOX’s college football coverage. He was on the call for three consecutive BCS National Championship games between 2007-09, also covering the 2008 Sugar Bowl and 2009 Orange Bowl. Davis’ most memorable college football broadcast experience came when he called the underdog Boise State’s thrilling, come-from-behind victory over perennial powerhouse Oklahoma in the 2007 Fiesta Bowl, in which the Broncos executed the “Statue of Liberty” play for the game-winning two-point conversion in overtime. In addition, Davis served as an on-course reporter during FOX Sports’ inaugural golf coverage of the U.S. Open Championship in 2015.
Prior to joining FOX Sports, Davis worked five seasons as the lead analyst for TBS’ college football game coverage of the Big 12 and Pac-10 conferences. During that time, he also worked as a game analyst for NBC’s coverage of the Arena Football League from 2003-06. Davis has covered the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship for CBS, the NBA playoffs for TNT and both BIG EAST and Conference USA basketball for ESPN Plus’ regional coverage.
He continues to stay connected to college football year-round, intensifying his study of players who are eligible for the annual NFL Draft at the conclusion of each college football season. With a regular place on the NFL Network’s draft lead-up programming, Davis has gained notoriety and positive reviews for his depth of familiarity with prospects across all ranges of the draft. Each year he staffs the Senior Bowls and NFL Combines, and has also been a part of NFLN’s live draft weekend coverage since 2007. Davis also has served as the analyst voice in Madden NFL video games since 2017.
Immediately after retiring from football, Davis performed a variety of different roles during the 1990s. He served as an assistant athletic director at Stanford University, director of the United States Olympic Training Center and also became the first African American tournament director in PGA Tour history when he ran the Disney Golf Classic from 1998-2000.
Davis earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Tennessee and completed his master’s in history while at the school. A four-year starter as a defensive back from 1983-86, and member of the Academic All-SEC Team, Davis appeared in 39 games and posted 234 tackles (146 solo), 13 interceptions, four fumble recoveries and three forced fumbles. Following his career at Tennessee, he signed as a rookie free agent with the Dallas Cowboys and participated in the club’s 1987 training camp. In 2019, Davis was inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame in a class that included former NFL stars Peyton Manning and Patrick Willis.
Davis was born in Elizabethton, Tenn., raised in New Paltz, N.Y., and is married to wife, Lisa. The couple has two children, a daughter, Taylor, and a son, Parker. In his free time, he enjoys being with his family and reading, naming the political and historical genres as his favorites.
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