High School Football

Former NFL player Davis to coach in Offense-Defense all-star game

Former Spartanburg High, Auburn and NFL tailback Stephen Davis has been selected to coach the East team in the 2009 Offense-Defense All-American Bowl, a national prep football all-star game at Brooks Stadium on Jan. 2.

Davis rushed for more than 8,000 yards and was a three-time Pro Bowler in his NFL career with the Washington Redskins, Carolina Panthers and St. Louis Rams. He signed a one-day contract earlier this year that allowed him to retire as a Panther.``After being away from the game for a while, I'm excited to get the chance to coach,'' said Davis, whose career was cut short by injuries. ``Most of all I'm looking forward to working with these talented young players.''The all-star event will be played at 5 p.m. and will be televised on Fox College Sports.