Webb City’s Davidson drafted by Vikings
Former Webb City standout Zach Davidson selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the 5th round of the NFL Draft.
WEBB CITY, Mo. – Former Webb City High School standout Zach Davidson is getting his shot at the NFL.
“All of the hard work I’ve put in over the years has built up to this moment,” Davidson says, “It’s a dream come true. I’ve worked for it since I was a kid, and now it’s time go prove myself.”
Davidson heard his name called in the 5th round of the NFL Draft on Saturday (#168 overall) – getting picked up by the Minnesota Vikings.
“A lot of energy released…and a lot of built up angst,” Davidson says of getting the call from the Vikings, “They said you’re on the board and we’re going to make you a Viking. I had tears in my eyes. I just played it off when I got off the phone and told my family just to watch the screen. When it was announced…everybody just burst into joy and tears. It meant a lot to me.”
Davidson played his college ball as a punter and tight end at the University of Central Missouri. He was an All-American at both positions in 2019. As a tight end for the Mules that season, he racked up 15 touchdowns on just 40 receptions, averaging 22.35 yards-per-catch. He earned five All-American Awards for his big year.
He was an All-Conference, All-District and All-State selection for Webb City in his high school career. He helped lead the Cardinals to three conference championships, three district titles and two state championships.
Now, the former Cardinal will get to work and prepare to play on the biggest stage.
“I’m ready to put in the work. I haven’t done all this work for nothing,” Davidson says of the opportunity to play in the NFL, “Being a Division II guy in the 5th round, it’s huge. It’s time for me to go speak on the Vikings name and my teammates’ name and perform. I’m excited to have the Vikings’ fanbase, and I just want to be the best player I can be for them.”