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Wendel Davis

Defensive Quality Control Coach


Hired Feb. 1, 2019, Wendel Davis is in his fifth season as a defensive quality control coach for the Packers. Davis joined the team after three seasons (2016-18) working as a defensive graduate assistant at the University of Georgia.

In his current role in Green Bay, Davis works closely with defensive coordinator Joe Barry with a focus on coaching the defensive line in addition to breaking down opponent game film and analyzing their offensive tendencies, developing the playbook, compiling team and player reports and coordinating the opponent scout team. He also assists with special teams.

The 2022 season saw Davis help the Packers to be one of only four teams (Baltimore, Kansas City, N.Y. Jets) to hold 16 opponents under 30 points during the regular season, a franchise single-season high. Green Bay's defense also finished the 2022 season No. 5 in the NFL in goal-to-go percentage (63.64), No. 8 in third-down percentage (37.63) and No. 10 in first downs/game (18.9).

In 2021, Davis assisted with a defense that ranked in the top 10 in the league in total defense (No. 9, 328.2 ypg), passing defense (No. 10, 219.1 ypg), interceptions (t-No. 6, 18) and takeaways (t-No. 8, 26). The 328.2 yards allowed per game were the fewest by Green Bay since 2010 (309.1 ypg) and the 26 takeaways were the most registered by the Packers since 2014 (27).

In 2020, Davis helped coach a unit that finished No. 9 in the NFL in total defense, the Packers' highest ranking in the category since 2010 (No. 5). In his first season with Green Bay in 2019, Davis was part of a staff that helped the defense rank No. 9 in the NFL in points allowed (19.6 ppg), the first time the Packers had finished in the top 10 since 2010 (15.6 ppg, No. 2). Green Bay also ranked in the top 10 in the league in '19 in INTs (17, t-No. 3), takeaways (25, t-No. 7) and opponent passer rating (81.1, No. 6).

As a graduate assistant at Georgia, Davis was part of a coaching staff that led the Bulldogs to a 32-10 record from 2016-18 with appearances in two SEC championship games, the Rose Bowl, the College Football Playoff National Championship and the Sugar Bowl. While at Georgia, he worked with the inside linebackers, assisted with recruiting and helped coach the defensive scout team. In 2017, the Bulldogs ranked No. 4 in the nation in total defense and No. 5 in scoring defense. He also helped mentor LB Roquan Smith, who was a unanimous first-team All-American in 2017 and became the first Georgia player to win the Butkus Award, given to the nation's top linebacker. 

Prior to his time with the Bulldogs, Davis spent the 2015 season at the University of Texas as a defensive football analyst, where he worked with the defensive line. He helped tutor DT Hassan Ridgeway, who went on to be selected in the fourth round (No. 116 overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts. 

Davis worked for two seasons (2013-14) as the inside LBs coach and travel coordinator at Texas A&M University-Commerce. He was part of a staff that helped turn around a 1-9 record in 2012 to 7-5 in 2013. The turnaround continued in 2014 as the Lions went 9-3 and won the Lone Star Conference title. Davis began his coaching career as a volunteer at West Texas A&M, eventually serving as the inside LBs/graduate assistant (2010-12). 

A native of Sweeny, Texas, Davis was a four-year letterwinner (2006-09) and two-year starter at LB at the University of Arkansas. He recorded 164 career tackles in 47 games, earned SEC All-Freshman recognition in 2006 and served as team captain as a senior in 2009. He graduated from Arkansas with a bachelor's degree in sociology and holds a graduate degree in education from the University of Georgia and Texas A&M University-Commerce.  

Born Aug. 16, 1988, Davis resides in Green Bay.