Nick Davila

Nick Davila: Early Life, Career

This post is about a former American football player who is now a quarterback and wide receivers coach; Nick Davila.


  • Born in Downey, California, USA, on May 22, 1985
  • An alumnus of Chaffey College, Rancho Cucamonga, California, and the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • A three-time MVP and AFL champions

Let’s get down to business!

Who is Nick Davila?

Also known as the Latin Laser, Nick Davila is a free agent who once played for several American indoor football teams, including Spokane Shock, Arizona Rattlers, and Washington Valor. He was also a quarterback and wide receivers coach for the Arizona Rattlers.

Nick Davila American football coach

Personal Life (Early/recent)

Nick Davila is Mexican-American and the son of Marsha and Fernando Davila. He stands tall at 6′ 3″ and weighs 220 lb. Nick attended Damien High School in La Verne, California, where he was a standout quarterback. He also participated in baseball games while at the school and was a first baseman.

Nick attended Damien High School in La Verne, California, USA, with Ian Johnson as his teammate. He subsequently studied at Chaffey College, Rancho Cucamonga, California, and the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio.


Nick Davila played two seasons at Chaffey College, where he set multiple school records for passing. He continued his football career, participating in college football at the University of Cincinnati. Nick played against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team and defeated them when he started his senior season. That disqualified Rutgers from the national championship. He was subsequently undrafted in the 2007 National Football League Draft.

Nick Davila American football player

The following year, the Spokane Shock football team signed him as a street-free agent. He joined the Arizona Rattlers in 2010 after the af2 became Arena Football 1. Nick contributed to the team winning three ArenaBowl championships, five West Division championships, and five National Conference championships.

Professional Career Highlights

Below is a list of Nick Davila’s career history as an American football player and coach:

  • 2008–2009 – Spokane Shock
  • 2010–2016 – Arizona Rattlers
  • 2018 – Washington Valor
  • 2017 – Arizona Rattlers (as a Quarterbacks and wide receivers coach)
  • 2005 – Nick joined the Cincinnati Bearcats and was a backup quarterback to Dustin Grutza. He participated in five games and completed 58% of his passes with a record of four touchdowns and 344 yards.
  • 2011 – He earned his best record in American Football League (AFL) history, with an outstanding record of 16–2 in the National Conference.
  • 2012 – Nick had another chance to lead the Arizona Rattlers to a division crown at 13–5.
  • 2012 – He and his team returned to the ArenaBowl, determined to perform better.
  • 2013 – The Arizona Rattlers signed a two-year contract with Nick again.
  • 2014 – Nick led the Rattlers with a 15–3 regular season record.
  • 2014 – He threw eight touchdowns in the ArenaBowl XXVII championship, making the Rattlers the second team to win three ArenaBowls consecutively.
  • 2014 – Nick Davila won an ArenaBowl MVP award and the Russell Athletic Offensive Player of the Game award.
  • 2015 – Nick missed four games after suffering a lower-body injury while playing against the Los Angeles Kiss football team. Shane Boyd and B.J. Coleman were his replacement.
  • 2016 – Nick Davila threw 110 touchdowns and 4,198 yards, which made the Arizona Rattlers finish with a 13–3 record.
  • 2016 – Nick was named the AFL MVP for the third time.
  • 2018 – Nick was assigned to the Washington Valor football team on March 19, 2018. Unfortunately, he suffered a neck injury toward the season’s end on April 28, 2018.

Coaching career (from December 2016)

Nick Davila became a quarterbacks and wide receivers coach for the Arizona Rattlers shortly after he left the

American Football League (AFL) for the Indoor Football League (IFL). He soon left after one season when his team defeated the Sioux Falls Storm 50–41.

Nick Davila’s Awards and Recognitions

Here is a list of Nick’s awards and recognition since he started his football career:

  • 4× ArenaBowl champion (XXV, XXVI, XXVII, XXXI)
  • 2× ArenaBowl MVP (XXV, XXVII)
  • 2011, 2014, 2016 – 3× AFL Most Valuable Player
  • 2014 – AFL Offensive Player of the Year
  • 2014, 2016 – 2× First-team All-Arena
  • 2011, 2012, 2013 – 3× Second-team All-Arena
  • 2013 – Al Lucas AFL Pulse Hero Award
  • 2011, 2014, 2016 – 3× AFL passing touchdowns leader
  • 2014 – AFL passing yards leader
  • 2017 – United Bowl champion
  • ArenaCup champion (X)
  • 2009 – First-team All-af2
  • 2003–2004 – 2× JUCO All-American

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