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The Sideline: NFL Scout honor for former UCA player Willie Davis; UCA golf

Posted: February 25, 2014 - 5:40pm

Willie Davis gets award as NFL scout

Former University of Central Arkansas wide receiver Willie Davis, who has completed his eighth season as area scout for the Kansas City Chiefs, has been chosen AFC scout of the year by the Fritz Pollard Alliance.

Davis, one of the top receivers in UCA history during Harold Horton’s years as a coach, is in charge of scouting the Southwest for the club. He played for the Chiefs from 1991-95 and caught 172 passes for 3,014 yards and 20 touchdowns.

He served as wide receivers coach with Arkansas-Pine Bluff and after retiring and also served minority coaching fellowships with the Chiefs and Colts before he was hired by the Chiefs in 2006.

Chiefs general manager John Dorsey told the Kansas City start that Davis deserves the honor, which is handed out by an organization whose mission is to promote minority candidate talent development for coaching, front office executives and scouting staff throughout the NFL.

“As an organization we’re proud because these are the guys you never hear about and you know what, these guys are pretty good,” Dorsey said in an interview with the newspaper. “It should mean something for Kansas City because it shows you that he played for the Chiefs and now he’s behind the scenes as a scout. And you know what? As good as he was as a player, he’s a pretty good scout, too. And that award reflects it.”

UCA’s Brown ties for 2nd in tourney

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — University of Central Arkansas sophomore Sarah Brown shot an even-par 72 in the final round of the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islander Classic on Tuesday to tie for second place overall.

UCA finished seventh as a team in the 16-team tournament played at Corpus Christi Country Club.

Brown, from Mount Pleasant, Texas, shot 74-74-72 for a four-over 220. Oklahoma City’s Elia Folch finished one stroke better than Brown, Lamar’s Wendy Chang and Sam Houston’s Alisa White to earn medalist honors.

UCA junior Kendra Mann tied for 13th (72-77-78-227), while junior Malin Senneryd (81-80-77-238) and sophomore Frida Svensson (81-78-79-238) tied for 40th. Senior Carly Dear tied for 65th (8-81-79-248).

Lamar won the tournament at 892, followed by Houston Baptist (908), Oral Roberts (915), Oklahoma City (917), North Texas (921), Northern Illinois (922), UCA (923), Stephen F. Austin (929), Sam Houston State (936), Bradley (937), Texas A&M-CC (943), Texas-Pan American (960), McClennan CC (962), South Dakota (963), Drake (990) and Texas A&M-Kingsville (1,022).

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