Who are Corey Davis’ parents? Titans player has first game since brother’s death

Lane Dias November 12, 2020
Who are Corey Davis’ parents? Titans player has first game since brother’s death
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Who are Corey Davis’ parents? Titans wide receiver Corey Davis is the brother of retired Chargers player Titus Davis, who recently passed away at the age of 27. Titus is survived by his two children, his brother Corey, parents Olasheni Timson and Michelle Davis, and five other siblings.

Tributes have poured in for Davis, who passed away in the early hours of yesterday morning following a battle with a rare form of kidney cancer.

Just a day after his brother’s death, Corey Davis plans to honour Titus’s memory by doing what they both loved best, and playing tonight for the Titans against the Colts.

Who is Corey Davis?

Corey Davis was born on 1 November 1995 and is 25 years old. He is 6ft 3in and weighs 209 pounds. He is a wide receiver for Tennessee Titans.

Davis has played 48 games for the Titans, appearing in six so far this season, according to NFL.com.

He has scored three touchdowns this season and nine in total for the Titans.

The Titans have won four of their six games so far this season.

Corey Davis caught eight of ten targets for 128 yards and a touchdown in the Titans’ Week 8 loss to the Bengals. 

Both the catches and yards were the second most of Davis’ four-year career. His touchdown was a 12-yarder where he made an “excellent grab and displayed some fancy footwork in the front right corner of the end zone”, according to Rotoworld.

Tonight, the Titans take on the Colts. 

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Who are Corey Davis’ parents?

Corey has opened up in the past about his upbringing as the second-youngest of seven children. He was born in South Chicago but his family moved to the suburb of Wheaton when Corey was in kindergarten.

His parents Olasheni Timson and Michelle Davis struggled financially.

Corey says he had to find money on his own to pursue his passion for sports and sometimes there were “nights when I made toast and that was basically dinner”.

Not much is known about Corey’s parents except what he has revealed in interviews. It’s apparent, however, they have loved and protected their children despite financial difficulties. Their relationship with Corey, however, wasn’t without its ups and downs.

“My relationship with my parents has always been, I don’t know, up and down,” Davis told the Nashville Tennessean. “I never really got along with them since I was a little kid. But I love them.”

When a young Corey Davis first met Dan Graham, who would become a mentor and father figure, Corey’s dad apparently said: “Hey, this is my son. I would love it if you could look out for him.”

Talking about his upbringing to Michigan Live, Corey said: “It was really rough at times. I could never understand why my parents couldn’t provide for us.

“I guess it brought me and my brothers closer. I guess it helped make me who I am today.”

Titus Davis’ legacy

Titus spoke fondly of his brother prior to his death. He said Corey was “destined to succeed” because he was determined and focused.

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He also indicated Corey was a natural and he took pride watching his brother play for Western Michigan.

“I could tell at a young age (Corey) was going to be something because he was always involved in the game and just so serious about it,” Titus said.

“His first game, it didn’t seem like it was his first game, like he had been out there before. He loved it early on and really blossomed.”

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