About Matt Davison

Matt Davison’s life is inextricably connected to sports. Born in Tecumseh, Nebraska, a quiet town of 1700 Southeast of Lincoln, Matt was raised in an atmosphere that reinforced hard work and the values it takes to be a leader both on and off the field.

Taking an early shine to athletics, he excelled in high school at basketball and football. In 1997, he was named Nebraska High School Athlete of the Year and was honored with the title of Mr. Basketball as well. After High School, Matt accepted a scholarship from head coach Tom Osborne to take to the gridiron for the University of Nebraska.

Matt did not wait long to make a name for himself as a member of the Cornhuskers. On a fateful November night in Missouri, Davison dove to the ground, sliding his hands under the pigskin to record the most famous reception in Nebraska history.

The catch helped the Huskers earn their third national championship in four seasons and launched Matt onto the national stage.

Matt strove for excellence off the field as well. He found himself a First Team Academic All Big XII selection three years running and was named to the Brook Berringer Citizenship team in consecutive years. He finished his Husker career 2nd on the all-time receiving charts but his greatest accomplishments were academic dedication and commitment to youth and community outreach.

In his professional life as a sportscaster, Matt has continued his community stewardship. He’s used speaking engagements as a forum to spread his uplifting and positive message. His audiences have included High School athletic banquets, graduation ceremonies, charity events and school assemblies.
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Matt’s hosted football camps in more than 15 Nebraska communities and several other states to encourage youth to dedicate themselves to lines of excellence both on and off the field.
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