Coming out of high school in 2019, Caleb Davis was looking for the right place to secure his future. Three years later, the Tulsa Memorial graduate is convinced that Northeastern State University has provided him the pathway to a future filled with opportunities.
“I have to admit it was kind of a shock going from high school to college. More than just the level of talent required to compete in football but also find a place where I can obtain a college degree but also prepare me to handle life’s challenges,” said the 6’2 310 pound offensive lineman who wears the number-78 jersey for the RiverHawks football team. “Day one, I was embraced with open arms. I knew I had made the right choice.”
A redshirt sophomore athletically on the football field, Davis has already earned the classroom credits of a senior academically.
“It’s been a good fit for me personally,” said Davis, who is majoring in Health and Physical Education with plans to become a coach in the future. “We have some really awesome instructors here that make classroom learning fun. The professors are always willing to help any student. You can contact them whenever you have questions and they’ll work with you to find the right answer.”
Among the many things that Davis likes is the school spirit that’s ever-present on the NSU campus.
“All the teams and organizations support each other. As a football player, I like to create a home field, home court advantage. We’re a family that’s all in on school spirit.”
Davis confirmed that just like his growth in creating his education footprint, life on the NSU campus has expanded other horizons.
“I’ve always enjoyed finding a beat with rap music by Rod Wave. Now, I’m into some country music, especially Zach Brown.”
Whether he’s practicing for the upcoming football game with his teammates or studying for his next exam, Caleb Davis is proud to be a RiverHawk and glad for the opportunity to chase his dreams.
“In the classroom and on the football field, NSU has secured my beliefs that when you do what you’re asked with 100-percent effort, give your best in every situation, success will follow. Choosing NSU was the right choice for me and I know NSU will continue to provide the same opportunities to others, whether you’re an athlete or just pursuing your college degree.