Former Cocoa Tiger, True Freshmen West Virginia Safety Davis Mallinger Set to Make Impact for Mountaineers
By Space Coast Daily // August 24, 2021
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MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA – Former Cocoa Tiger and current true freshmen West Virginia safety Davis Mallinger is expected to have an impact this season for the Mountaineers.
Mallinger may be one of if not the fastest dudes on West Virginia’s roster.
His speed alone is going to help him see the field on special teams and potentially on defense once he gets a firm grasp of the playbook.
At Cocoa High School, Mallinger played wide receiver for coach Ryan Schneider and was a 2020 All-Brevard County First Team selection and picked as a 2020 All-State First Team 4A.
He finished the 2020 season with 49 receptions for 818 yards and seven touchdowns to go along with 85 rushing yards and one score and averaged 81.8 yards per game during his senior year
Mallinger led Cocoa High to a 10-1 record and a berth in the Florida 4A state semifinals.
He played his junior season at Viera High, where he caught 46 passes for 742 yards and seven touchdowns as a junior, while also rushing 37 times for 257 yards and a touchdown and finished with 1,218 all-purpose yards in 2019.
Also was a standout track & field star, Mallinger recorded his personal bests of 10.74 in the 100 meters and 21.57 in the 200 meters and his 200-meter time ranked No. 8 in the state and No. 16 nationally in 2020.
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