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Renowned Anaylst Charles Davis to Emcee McLendon Awards Reception

Oct. 16, 2008

CLEVELAND - Current college football analyst, Charles Davis, will be the emcee for the John McLendon Minority Athletics Administrators Hall of Fame Induction Reception the night of June 19, 2009 at NACDA's 44th Annual Convention in Orlando, Florida at the World Center Marriott Resort.

Davis, regarded as one of the most respected and knowledgeable college football analysts on television, is currently an analyst for the NFL Network, Fox-TV and the Big Ten Network. As the lead color analyst for FOX's coverage of the Bowl Championship Series (BCS), Davis's broadcasting resume includes many signature college football games, including the 2007 and 2008 BCS National Championships.

Proving his versatility as an analyst, Davis's work extends beyond football. He was a sideline reporter for the NBA on TNT as well as an analyst for CBS's coverage of the NCAA Basketball Tournament. He also co-hosted the "Grey Goose 19th Hole" on The Golf Channel for five years. He was also the tournament director for the PGA Tour's Disney Golf Classic. Prior to his time at Disney, Davis served as the assistant athletics director at Stanford University.

During his playing career, Davis was a four-year starter at defensive back at the University of Tennessee from 1983-86. Davis led the team in interceptions in three of his four years, led the Volunteers to four straight bowl appearances and was named Academic All-Southeastern Conference in 1986.

Davis currently resides in Orlando with his wife Lisa, their daughter Taylor and son Parker.

About the John McLendon Memorial Minority Postgraduate Scholarship Program: The John McLendon Memorial Minority Postgraduate Scholarship Awards are presented to senior-level minority students who intend to pursue a graduate degree in athletics administration. If you have any questions regarding this program, please visit mclendonminorityfoundation.com.

About NACDA: NACDA, now in its 44th year, is the professional and educational association for more than 6,500 college athletics administrators at more than 1,600 institutions throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. More than 2,300 athletics administrators annually attend the NACDA Convention. Additionally, NACDA administers 11 professional associations that come under the umbrella of the athletics director. For more information, visit www.nacda.com