By Tammye McDuff
Wyatt Davis was voted Trinity League Male Athlete of the Year by the Orange County Athletic Directors Association. This award is presented annually to one male and one female student who have demonstrated academic and athletic excellence while making notable contributions to their school and community. The Principals and Athletic Directors of the six Trinity League schools selected Davis over an exceptional group of nominees. Davis, widely regarded as one of the best offensive linemen in the history of St. John Bosco, received his honor on April 4, 2017.
“First and foremost I would like to congratulate Wyatt Davis and the entire Davis family for receiving this prestigious award,” remarked Jason Negro, Head Football Coach for St. John Bosco High School, “I commend the voting members of the Trinity League on their selection of Wyatt. Wyatt Davis was the perfect selection as Trinity League Male Athlete of the Year and we are proud that he represents the entire St. John Bosco Football Program and our Salesian school community.” Negro went on to say the last four years Davis performance on the field and his character off of the field, have cemented his legacy with the former recipients of this award.
A key part of the Braves’ offense, the 6-foot-5, 310-pound lineman led his team to the 2016 CIF SS Division I title and the 2016 California Open Division State Championship. His hard work, persistence and dedication helped Davis dominate the gridiron for four straight years. During his impressive Bosco football career, Davis was named a consensus First Team All American by Max Preps, US Army, USA Today and Scouts.com, and was also named Cal-Hi Sports California State Player of the Year, Max Preps California State Player of the Year, CIF SS Division I Player of the Year, Los Angeles Times Player of the Year and Long Beach Press-Telegram Player of the Year. In addition to the multiple athletic achievements which earned him 23 full-ride athletic scholarship offers, it is Davis’ off the field accomplishments that set him apart. He earned the Honor Roll designation for all four years at Bosco and has volunteered over 150 hours of service to improve his community.
“For me this award is a huge honor, I had no idea I was even a contender until Coach Negro told me that I won it,” stated Davis. “I think it shows the hard work that my teammates and I have put in at Bosco, with the support of Bosco faculty and staff, from my freshman year until now. This is a huge accomplishment and I am happy I was able to do it as a Brave.”
After he graduates with a 3.4 GPA, Davis will attend Ohio State University to continue his education and athletic career. He will pursue a degree in Business Administration and aspires to play in the National Football League. Davis excitedly anticipates the new challenges and opportunities that await him, certain that his reliability, character and the Brotherhood that surrounds him at Bosco will steer him in this next chapter of his young career. As the recipient of the Trinity League Male Athlete of the Year award, Davis also qualifies as a nominee for the Orange County Athletic Director’s Associations ‘Ken Fagans Male Athlete of the Year’. The winner will be announced at the Orange County Athletic Director’s Association dinner on May 30, 2017 at the Anaheim Convention Center.