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Wayne State running back Toney Davis taking aim at the NFL

November 9, 2012

Joique Bell was a unique player when he was at Wayne State. But there's another name to keep tabs on. Toney Davis, who will finish up his redshirt junior season Saturday when Wayne State hosts Michigan Tech. "I see a bright future for him," Bell said of Davis, who leads Wayne State in rushing with 985 yards on 195 carries and 13 touchdowns. "He is going to have to continue to work hard. … It is a patient game. Everything is not going to go the way you want it." And what Davis ultimately wants is to follow in Bell's footsteps. All the way to the NFL. "It is something I think about, especially since (Bell) is doing so well," said Davis, who is third on the career rushing list with 3,192 yards and second in touchdowns with 44. "It is perfect," Wayne State coach Paul Winters said of Bell playing in Detroit. "I had no idea how much of an impact it would have playing for the Lions." A photo of Davis is included.