Career: Started 39 career games and finished with 240 all-time tackles, 28 TFL's and 10 sacks ... Tied for eighth all-time at NU with his 10 career sacks ... Invited and played in 2011 NFL Players Association All-Star game (Texas vs. Nation), where he notched three tackles for the winning Texas team ... Member of 2010 Butkus Award Watch List ... A mobile linebacker who had great range ... Member of senior class that won 34 games (2006-10) and helped NU become bowl-eligible four straight years (2007-10) ... Elected to NU's 10-player Leadership Council in 2010.
2010: Started all 13 games at outside linebacker ... Team co-captain ... A consensus preseason All-Big Ten linebacker, earning first-team honors from Sporting News and second-team honors from Lindy's, Athlon Sports and Phil Steele's ... Tied for ninth in the Big Ten with three interceptions ... Named to Phil Steele's first-team Midseason All-Big Ten squad ... 71 tackles with 6.0 TFL's ... Ended his career with a monster game in the TicketCity Bowl, setting a career high with 15 tackles and adding 2.0 TFL's ... Three tackles at Wisconsin ... Notched 11 stops vs. Illinois and credited with one QB hurry ... Four tackles against Iowa ... At Penn State, notched four tackles, one fumble recovery and a pass breakup ... Recorded his 200th career tackle with three stops at Michigan State ... Also credited with three QB hurries against the Spartans ... Posted five stops at Purdue ... One TFL at Minnesota ... Collected a forced fumble, one sack and two total tackles vs. Central Michigan ... Named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week and the National Linebacker of the Week by the College Football Performance Awards for his efforts at Rice, which included a team-best 10 tackles, 1.5 TFL's and his third career interception, which he returned 11 yards for a touchdown ... Career-best two interceptions vs. Illinois State to go along with three tackles ... Named the honorable mention Linebacker of the Week by the College Football Performance Awards for his efforts against ISU ... Recorded seven tackles and one pass breakup at Vanderbilt ... Tabbed the team's Defensive Big Playmaker vs. ISU and the Co-Defensive Player of the Week at Rice.
2009: Started all 13 games at outside linebacker ... After leading NU with nine tackles in the Outback Bowl, moved from second to first on NU's tackle chart with 90 hits (fellow linebacker Nate Williams, who sat out one game, led the team in tackles per game with 7.17 while Davie was second with 6.92) ... Also led team with 11.5 TFL's ... Ranked 18th in the Big Ten with 6.9 tackles per game and tied for fifth with four forced fumbles ... Led 'Cats in the Outback Bowl with nine tackles, 2.5 TFL's (including one sack) and a pass breakup ... Landed an honorable mention nod on ESPN.com's All-Big Ten Bowl team ... Named team's defensive big playmaker vs. Miami, Indiana and Wisconsin ... One sack and two total stops vs. the Badgers while also causing a fumble that was recovered by NU in the late stages of a 33-31 win ... Led the defense with eight tackles at Illinois ... Intercepted the first pass of his career and notched five tackles in win at Iowa ... Recorded seven stops (six solo) against Penn State ... Six tackles with one TFL and two quarterback hurries vs. Indiana ... Posted seven stops for the second consecutive game at Michigan State along with a TFL and fumble recovery ... Named the national linebacker of the week by the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) for his efforts against Miami ... He recorded career bests with three sacks and two forced fumbles, finishing with seven tackles vs. the RedHawks ... At Purdue, led the team with nine tackles while also collecting 1.5 TFL's, one sack, a forced fumble and a pass breakup ... Racked up nine tackles and three QB hurries vs. Minnesota ... Collected four tackles at Syracuse ... Notched eight tackles (four solo) against Eastern Michigan ... Against Towson, led defense with nine tackles (four solo) and recorded 1.5 TFL's and one QB hurry.
2008: Starting outside linebacker (started 11 of 13 games) ... Tied for 20th in Big Ten in TFL's (0.73) ... Tied for second on team in TFL's (9.5) ... Notched two tackles in Alamo Bowl vs. Missouri ... Four stops and one fumble recovery vs. Illinois ... Seven tackles vs. Ohio State, including 1.0 TFL ... Recorded four tackles at Indiana ... Tallied six stops, one 6-yard sack, one pass breakup and one QB hurry against Purdue ... Notched six tackles, including a 2-yard TFL, against Michigan State ... Notched three tackles, including a TFL, and a QB hurry at Iowa ... Against Ohio, collected four tackles, including 1.0 TFL's, and his first career pass breakup ... Set a career high with 3.5 TFL (loss of 21 yards), including 1.5 sacks, on his way to six tackles against Southern Illinois ... Named team's defensive big playmaker vs. SIU and Syracuse ... Established a career high with eight tackles against Duke and had two QB hurries ... Made his third collegiate start vs. Syracuse, totaling seven tackles (five solo, two assist) and registering his first career sack when he pressured quarterback Andrew Robinson into an intentional grounding penalty, giving the Wildcats a safety.
2007: Played in 11 games, starting two ... Made his first collegiate start at outside linebacker vs. Michigan ... Finished the Michigan contest with a season-high six tackles (four solos) and a pass deflection ... Started at MSU and notched two solo tackles against the Spartans ... Recorded three tackles, including a 1-yard TFL, in his collegiate debut vs. Northeastern ... Two solo tackles vs. Nevada ... Two tackles vs. Duke ... Notched two more tackles at Ohio State ... Three tackles vs. Minnesota ... One tackle vs. EMU and Purdue ... Closed year with three tackles and a 0.5 TFL at Illinois.
2006: Did not see action ... Named team's special teams practice player of the week on two occasions (Penn State and Illinois).
High School: Ranked 14th in Missouri and 57th nationally among outside linebackers by Rivals.com ... SuperPrep All-Midlands Region linebacker ... Ranked 47th by SuperPrep among Midlands (11 states) players and 12th in Missouri ... Two-time all-state linebacker (first team in 2004, second team in 2005), as well as a two-time all-conference and Post-Dispatch all-metro honoree ... Two-time team MVP ... 2005 finalist for the U.S. Army All-American game ... Also played quarterback and tight end on offense ... Team captain that led Cardinal Ritter to the state semifinal round in 2005, where they won a pair of postseason games for the first time ... Completed 52-of-115 passes for 1,214 yards (third-most passing yards in school history) and 13 TD's, and rushed for 567 yards ... Defensively, totaled 94 tackles (7 TFL's), an interception and fumble recovery ... Had 74 tackles and six sacks as a junior ... Recorded a pair of defensive touchdowns his junior season-fumble returns of 70 and 80 yards ... Also lettered in basketball and track ... NBA players Jahidi White and Loren Woods also attended Cardinal Ritter ... Who's Who and senior year First Honors ... Coached by Ron Villars.
Personal: Born Quentin R. Davie ... Son of Mary Younger and Alvin Davie ... Learning and organizational change major.
The Davie File
Q: Name five favorite songs (and artist) on your I-Pod:
A: Jay-Z -- All his music, Kanye West -- Bittersweet, Nelly -- All his music, Sho-Me Squad -- All music, Murphy Lee -- All music.
Q: If you could dine with anyone from any period in history, who would it be?
A: Martin Luther King Jr.
Q: What is the greatest lesson in life that you have learned?
A: Don't take anyone or thing for granted. Everything I have or achieve is a blessing.
Q: A song that best describes you?
A: Nelly -- St. Louie.
Q: Something people would be surprised to know about me is:
A: When I was seven, I actually quit football cause I got hit too hard.
Q: My favorite place to visit is:
A: Hometown, Saint Louis.
Q: Which current NU football player is the biggest jokester on the team?
A: Myself I would have to say.
Q: My favorite thing about NU is:
A: Being right next to Chicago.
Q: Best part about being a Northwestern football player is:
A: Being able to sing the fight song after a win against Illinois.
Q: Describe Coach Fitzgerald in five words or less:
A: Determination and pride.
Q: Describe your position coach (Randy Bates) in five words or less:
A: He's got JUICE.
Q: Most humbling experience:
A: My first preseason camp at Kenosha
Q: What do you consider to be your greatest achievement?
A: Being able to play athletics on the main stage in the Big Ten
Q: The best book I have ever read is:
A: Of Mice and Men.
Q: The person that inspires me the most is:
A: My brother, Alvin Davie -- he gives me that drive to keep getting better. My mom sacrificed and gave me all the things I want. Alexandra Richardson, my fiance, is the love of my life and she keeps me strong.
Q: When I played football as a kid, I pretended to be:
A: Any all-star running back
Q: My favorite pregame ritual is:
A: To look in the mirror to make sure I'm fly.
Q: If you could have a starring role in any film already made, which movie would you pick?