On Monday evening, a few more dominoes fell for the 2021 Wisconsin Badgers football roster. Senior WR Danny Davis III announced that he would be returning to Madison for one more season while senior DB Madison Cone announced that he would be entering the transfer portal for his final year of eligibility.
All in @BadgerFootball pic.twitter.com/rUDvMvw0Mv— Danny Davis III (@DDIII_7) February 2, 2021
“I’m so grateful for my time playing football at Wisconsin even though it was difficult for me to not be on the field with my brothers for most of the 2020 season. It only made me hungrier to get back and help the team. I love this program and there’s great things coming for us in 2021. I’m excited to return to Madison for my last season,” Davis tweeted out.
Davis was only able to play in two games last season, against Illinois and Michigan, and recorded three catches for 78 yards and a touchdown. He also rushed for 69 yards and a score on eight carries. For his career he has 99 catches for 1,164 yards and a dozen touchdowns while adding 244 rushing yards and two scores.
Along with fellow returning senior starter WR Kendric Pryor, sophomore QB Graham Mertz will have his entire receiving corps back for the 2021 season. With Davis and Pryor both missing significant time due to injuries in 2020, Mertz struggled as the season wore on and having them both back will be important to his development.
On the other side of the ball, Cone will be taking his talent elsewhere for his final season of eligibility. Cone didn’t record any stats in 2020, but appeared in two games for the Badgers. For his career he has played both CB and S and will hopefully find success wherever he ends up.
Thank You Wisconsin! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/3aKFNndgz0— Madison Cone (@Coney31island) February 2, 2021
Cone has 27 career tackles (0.5 TFL), four passes defended and two interceptions in 33 career games played.