Jamin Davis was born on December 12, 1998, he is an American football linebacker for the Washington Commanders of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Kentucky and was drafted by Washington in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft.
His family moved to Hinesville, Georgia when he was a year old, with Davis later attending Long County High School in Ludowici, Georgia. Playing linebacker and wide receiver for their football team, compiling 131 tackles as a junior and 126 more as a senior while also catching three touchdowns.
A three-star prospect, Davis committed to play college football for the Kentucky Wildcats. He redshirted as a freshman in 2017 and played mostly on special teams in 2018, also recording an interception as a reserve player. He followed with 32 tackles in 2019 before being named as a starter for the 2020 season, where he led the team in tackles with 102 and also recorded 1.5 sacks, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery, and three interceptions, one of which he returned 85 yards for a touchdown.
Davis was selected by the Washington Football Team in the first round (19th overall) of the 2021 NFL Draft. He signed his four-year rookie contract on May 13, 2021.
Following the Week 1 game of the 2022 season, defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio publicly criticized Davis’ gameplay stating his performance as “so-so”. The following week head coach Ron Rivera criticized the media for the “inconsistency” in Davis’ performance in the Week 2 loss against the Detroit Lions.
The son of U.S. Army parents, Davis was born on a military base in Honolulu on December 12, 1998. His family moved to Hinesville, Georgia when he was a year old, with Davis later attending Long County High School in Ludowici, Georgia.