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Community Player of the Week: Cody Davis

Posted Dec 1, 2016

Each week, the Rams select a player to honor as the Rams Community Player of the Week. The program, presented by Wells Fargo, is intended to recognize players for the positive impact they make off the field.

The Los Angeles Rams announced Cody Davis as the Rams Community Player of the Week for week 13 in recognition of his community outreach efforts throughout the season.

Cody Davis is a 4th year Safety hailing from Stephenville, TX. Since Davis joined the Rams in 2013, he has been involved in many Community Outreach events. His passion to help in the community stems from is faith and the desire to serve. This week Davis will be participating in My Cause My Cleats to bring awareness to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Previously this season, Davis has been involved with Play 60 and Holiday Mail for Heroes, as well as other sponsorship events.

What does it mean to you to be Community Player of the Week?
It’s always been a dream of mine to be in this position where I’m able to use my platform for good in the communities that have helped me get to where I am today. It’s a blessing and a dream come true for me. I know I have a responsibility and as an athlete, we’re often held to high standards, so it’s important for us to try to affect change when possible.

Who do you cite as some of your biggest influences?
I think the two main influences were my team chaplains. Starting out in college, Bobby Dagnal led me to Christ and led me to Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA).  A lot of the things I serve in today continued on with Mike Hansen here with the Rams, so my team chaplains have been big influences in my life. I’m blessed to have the opportunity to mentor and encourage young athletes because those were the same privileges I was afforded growing up.

With My Cause My Cleats taking place this week, who did you choose and why?
This week, I’m doing My Cause My Cleats and I’m excited to try something new by getting custom cleats made. Hopefully, I’ll be able to bring awareness and financial contributions to FCA this holiday season.   I started getting involved with FCA in High School and then my involvement increased in college and into my professional career. FCA uses athletics to give purpose to the platforms of athletes. I certainly have grown in faith and FCA continues to be that positive influence on my life.

What are you looking forward to most this holiday season?
Outside of spending quality time with family, my wife Ashley and I try to be blessings to others during the holiday season. I’m very thankful to be in the position I’m in now and I think it’s important to spread the love.  Previously we’ve adopted families or provided donations to assist with particular causes. Though we haven't decided exactly what, this year I’m expecting us to do something similar.  

Fire Round with Cody Davis

Describe yourself in 5 words…
•    Driven
•    Honest
•    Funny
•    Loving
•    Organized

Favorite holiday?
•    Christmas

Favorite food?
•    Steak and Lobster

If you had to watch three teammates on Jeopardy, who would you watch?
•    Greg Zuerlein
•    Johnny Hekker
•    Jake McQuaide

If you weren’t playing football, what would you be doing?
•    I’d be a certified geek in IT work.

About the Rams Community Player of the Week Presented by Wells Fargo
Each week during the 2016 regular season, the Los Angeles Rams select a player to honor as the Rams Community Player of the Week. The program, presented by Wells Fargo, is intended to recognize players for the positive impact they make off the field and their commitment to serving the Greater Los Angeles Area.

In 2015, Wells Fargo team members volunteered more than 41,800 hours in the LA area. This week, the organization is proud to recognize Wells Fargo Community Player of the Week, Keith King-Wright, personal banker at the Inglewood branch, for his excellence in caring for the community. This year Keith has taught financial literacy classes to hundreds of people in Greater Los Angeles. His students have primarily included children, senior citizens and low income families. For more information on Wells Fargo’s commitment to community service, visit https://www.wellsfargo.com/about/corporate-responsibility/community-giving/