Home Sports Redskin To reach the draft, Nate Davis overcame eligibility scare, death of OL... SportsRedskin To reach the draft, Nate Davis overcame eligibility scare, death of OL coach and playing for five line coaches in four years April 19, 2019 12 Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Nate Davis didn’t really believe the news at first. He was with a teammate at the time — he still remembers the moment to this day — when he read the group text message to the offensive linemen informing them that their position coach, Phil Ratliff, had died. The news didn’t hit immediately. It felt weird and unbelievable. “We just looked at each other, ‘Nah, this can’t be real, we’ll be fine,’” Davis recalled saying to his teammate. Then the rest of his UNC-Charlotte teammates started getting messages, and Ratliff’s death started to become more real. It didn’t totally sink in for Davis until a week later at camp, when it finally took hold of him and the rest of the team. Ratliff was dead. The man who believed in Davis and recruited him to Charlotte was never going to walk on that field. “There’s really no worse feeling,” Davis said. “Right before the season started, you expect… READ NEWS SOURCE RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR [SB Nation: Hogs Haven] – All aTwitter: 5 June 2020 Redskins' Chase Young among NFL players featured in video requesting league condemn racism [NBC Sports Washington] – NFL medical chief Andrew Sills is 'optimistic' about season going as scheduled [NBC Sports Washington] – How these 'unusual times' may affect newer Redskins players like Dwayne Haskins and Chase Young [NBC Sports Washington] – Cousin of Redskins cornerback Greg Stroman fatally shot in Richmond Cousin of Redskins cornerback Greg Stroman fatally shot in Richmond [Washington Post: D.C. Sports Bog] – Clinton Portis says attending a police brutality protest in Charlotte ‘helped my heart’ How these 'unusual times' may affect newer Redskins players like Dwayne Haskins and Chase Young [Washington Post] – Redskins coaches, including Ron Rivera, to return to team facility Friday [The Spun] – Former Redskins Star Has Message For QB Dwayne Haskins [NBC Sports Washington] – Report: NFL coaches allowed back in the office on Friday [Fansided: Riggo's Rag] – Khaleke Hudson could have a Matthew Slater-like impact on special teams LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.