Anthony Davis, the second-leading rusher in Wisconsin history and the No. 5 all-time ground-gainer in Big Ten history, was selected in the seventh round (243rd pick overall) of the National Football League Draft by the Indianapolis Colts Sunday afternoon.
Davis is the fourth tailback (Terrell Fletcher, Ron Dayne, Michael Bennett) of the Alvarez era at Wisconsin to be chosen in the NFL Draft.
Davis played in 40 (all starts) of a possible 51 games during his career and carried 908 times (second-most in school history) for 4,676 yards (5.15 yards per carry and 116.9 yards per game) and 42 touchdowns (third-most in school history). He is the fifth-leading rusher in Big Ten history and second-leading rusher (behind 1999 Heisman Trophy winner Ron Dayne) in school history. Davis is just the 13th player in Big Ten history to rush for 4,000 yards.
Davis joins former Badger teammate Jonathan Welsh as a Colts draft choice. Former Badger quarterback Jim Sorgi, once a teammate of both Davis and Welsh, also plays in Indianapolis.