Vols fans have a chance to show their support for Vol For Life Coordinator and former Tennessee All-American Antone Davis by voting for him in a new SUBWAY promotion. Davis has a chance to be in a new commercial with Jared Fogle.
Davis is one of seven competitors from the “Biggest Loser” in the running to be in the commercial.
Davis received worldwide fame finishing as the runner-up on the television show in 2011. Davis decided to go on the program after he saw several of his college and professional teammates suffer through trying times due to health issues brought on by weight gain and unhealthy eating. Davis lost 202 pounds during the show, taking his weight from 447 to 245 in the season finale in December 2011.
Davis was named the Vol For Life Coordinator for the UT football team on Aug. 28, 2012. Davis returned to Tennessee more than two decades after he played with the Vols and earned the Jacobs Blocking Trophy in his senior season of 1990.
Davis spent seven years in the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles and Atlanta Falcons, playing from 1991-97. He started 87 of his 97 NFL games on the offensive line. Davis was a first-round draft pick by the Philadelphia Eagles in 1991, who selected him eighth overall.
With the Vols, Davis manned the outside of a highly touted offensive line, lettering from 1987-90. He earned the Jacobs Blocking Award as the SEC’s top blocker in his All-American season of 1990. Davis helped create holes for tailback Tony Thompson in 1990, allowing him to rush for 1,261 yards that season. Davis was a part of two SEC Championship teams, in 1989 and 1990. The Vols captured three bowl games in his tenure, winning the 1991 Sugar Bowl over Virginia, the 1990 Cotton Bowl over Arkansas and the 1988 Peach Bowl over Indiana. The Volunteers were ranked eighth in the final AP bowl of his senior season in 1990 and fifth in his junior year of 1989.
A native of Fort Valley, Ga., Davis and his wife Carrie have four children.