PATERSON, NJ  – John F. Kennedy Football Knights’ Darien Davis is taking his football, and academic, career to the next level.

Davis, a senior at the School of Business, Technology, Marketing and Finance at the John F. Kennedy Educational Complex, who proved to be an able linebacker with an average of eight tackles per game last season, signed a letter of intent and scholarship agreement with Caldwell University.

He will report to practice in July.

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Wishing Darien success both on the field and off Paterson School Superintendent Eileen F. Shafer offered her congratulations for the achievement and his “hard work to get to this moment,”

“It’s a proud day for him, and it’s a proud day for his parents and all of the coaches and teachers who have been working with Darien to bring out his best abilities.”

“We are excited to have Darien join our incoming recruiting class.  He is a physical ball player that can made a difference as we create a winning culture,” said Caldwell University Head Football Coach Jim Kelly. “Coming from John F Kennedy High School, he knows the importance of academics as he continues his educational and athletic journey at Caldwell University.”

Darien coaches were full of praise with Knights Head Coach Ron Jackson calling him “a hard-working player who has shown great commitment to his team,” and Director of Physical Education, Athletics & Health Services Anna Adams adding that “he sets a great example for Paterson student-athletes who want to continue playing football while continuing their education.”

“Darien has consistently been one of those players who has made Paterson proud,” said JFK Athletic Supervisor Scott Durham. “He will bring a lot of talent and ability to the Caldwell University football program, and we are all looking forward to seeing what Darien will accomplish on the next level.”


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