Calvert Hall grad Da'Quan Davis dismissed from Penn State football team

Calvert Hall grad Da'Quan Davis is no longer a member Penn State football team after his May 9 arrest.

Former Calvert Hall football player Da'Quan Davis has been dismissed from the Penn State team, after his May 9 arrest for marijuana possession and possession of alcohol by a minor.

Davis, a 5-foot-10, 174-pound cornerback who was going into his senior year, had played sparingly for the Nittany Lions the past two seasons.

According to court documents, Davis was arrested by campus police in State College, Pa., and charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana for personal use, possession of drug paraphernalia and purchasing alcohol as a minor.

Davis, who will turn 21 on June 17, has a preliminary hearing in State College scheduled for June 24.

Nittany Lions coach James Franklin confirmed during a spring bus tour stop in Pittsburgh on Wednesday that Davis was "no longer with the team." The former Maryland assistant, who is going into his third year with Penn State, did not go into the specifics of the player's dismissal.

"I keep my comments pretty limited on those things, but we wish him the best," Franklin said, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "That's also why we don't [comment] if we don't have to because I want him to be able to focus on graduating and finishing up his academics."

After being used in all 12 games as a true freshman by former coach Bill O'Brien, Davis appeared in seven games as a sophomore and five as a junior. Davis was one of three former Calvert Hall standouts on the team, along with safety Adrian Amos, who was drafted by the Chicago Bears this year, and converted cornerback Trevor Williams.

Davis, who could not be reached for comment, was expected to play mostly on special teams in 2015.

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