According to multiple media outlets, Tommy Davis died Thursday from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. Details surrounding the accident are not known.
The Goldsboro, North Carolina, native was 37 years old.
From 2002-05, Davis was a standout defensive lineman for the Tar Heels. In a statement, the North Carolina football program addressed his passing.
We are shocked and saddened to learn of the tragic death of one of our Tar Heel brothers, Tommy Davis. The Carolina Football Family extends its deepest condolences to Tommy’s family and friends.
His first two seasons in Chapel Hill, Davis was a part-time starter. In his last two seasons, Davis started every game for the ACC school. Davis combined for 18 tackles for loss and 11½ sacks his junior and senior seasons.
The 6-2, 257 Davis went undrafted in 2016. Over the next three years, he spent time on practice squads with New Orleans Saints, New York Giants and Washington.
In 2011, he returned to North Carolina as a graduate assistant. He spent the 2012 season in that capacity as well. In 2013, Davis served as the defensive line coach at Saint Joseph’s, a Div. II program in Indiana.