Titus Davis, CMU Receiving Great, Dies of Cancer at 27

Titus Davis, Central Michigan’s all-time leading receiver, died of cancer Wednesday. He was 27.

Davis had been battling renal medullary carcinoma, a rare cancer of the kidneys.

A four-time Mid-American Conference selection and freshman All-America, Davis owns CMU’s program records for career yards (3,700) and career touchdown receptions (37). Both records had previously been held by Antonio Brown.

A native of Wheaton, Ill., Davis, who played for the Chippewas from 2011-14, was the first player at the Football Bowl Subdivision level to have eight or more receiving touchdowns in four seasons. Davis is the older brother of former Western Michigan star receiver and current Tennessee Titan Corey Davis.

Davis capped off his CMU career by scoring a touchdown on a three-lateral play as time expired against Western Kentucky in the 2014 Bahamas Bowl.

Following his senior season, Davis signed as a free agent with the San Diego Chargers in 2015 as a member of the teams practice squad. He later appeared as a practice squad member for the New York Jets (2015, 2016), Buffalo Bills (2015) and Chicago Bears (2017).

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