Sep 25, 2015 4:14 PM by Ross Field
For Corning football player Alex Davila, it's all about versatility.
"I play several positions, running back, long snapper, kick returner, punt returner, defensive line, linebacker, safety, third string QB, whatever to help the team," said Davila.
The unselfish senior has done just that, helping lead the Cardinals to a 2-1 start to the season.
In last Friday's Tehama County Shootout against rival Red Bluff, Davila put together a game he'll never forget. He ran 24 times for 301 yards, caught five passes for 97 yards, scored six touchdowns and added a team-high eight tackles with one sack and a fumble recovery.
The stat sheet stuffer was a big reason why Corning came away victorious 56-49.
"We didn't really think we were going to put up almost 60 points and them put up 49, so you know it was a very surprising game, but after all we came out with win and we were pretty stoked about that," said Davila.
Davila takes pride in helping out his team and is willing to do anything they ask of him.
That attitude follows him to the classroom where he's maintaining a 3.7 GPA while also serving in student government.
But Davila is also something else - a football coach. He spends some free time with area youth leagues and passes on his wisdom and love of the game to younger players.
"When you see them around town or even on Saturday's you go to their games, they all look up to you come give you high-fives and 'hey I watched you last night' so it's a pretty good feeling knowing that they actually know who you are and they see you play and the way you play reflects on the way they play too so it's a pretty good feeling," added Davila.
The future is bright for this Corning football star who plans on continuing his academic and athletic career post-high school.
This weekend he's taking an unofficial visit to University of Arizona to watch the Wildcats take on UCLA in a battle of top-20 teams.
"It's great for him to get this attention and it's great for him to get this exposure, being able to visit different campus' and see what their football programs are about, whatever comes down the road for him he's going to make the most of that for sure," said John Studer, Corning head football coach.
Corning's Alex Davila is our Subway Scholar Athlete of the Week.