FOOTBALL TEAMS WITH BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS FOR SCREENING OF BLACK PANTHER

FOOTBALL TEAMS WITH BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS FOR SCREENING OF BLACK PANTHER

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Through a generous donation from former Sacramento State All-American Todd Davis, the Hornet football team and members of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Sacramento gathered for a private screening of Marvel's Black Panther on Saturday, Feb. 24 at the Century Arden 14 theater.

"The Sacramento State Hornets want to thank Todd Davis for this special opportunity'" Head Coach Jody Sears said. "His generous gift allowed our players to interact with and share the day with kids from Big Brothers Big Sisters. It was also a great opportunity to show our current team the impact that former Sacramento State players, like Todd Davis and Ryan Coogler, are making in the world."

A starting linebacker for the Denver Broncos,  Davis also runs the A+ Living Foundation which provides life skills education to children. He played for Sacramento State from 2010-13 and is second in school history with 351 career total tackles. After earning FCS All-America honors as a senior, the three-time all-Big Sky Conference selection began his NFL career with the New Orleans Saints. Davis then found a home with the Broncos where he earned a starting role and was part of the Super Bowl 50 winning team.

Black Panther is directed by former Sacramento State wide receiver Ryan Coogler. The film, in which Coogler also earned writing credits, set box office records during its opening weekend and has earned critical acclaim. Coogler played for the Hornets from 2004-07 and is tied for seventh in school history in career receptions (112). He was the team's leading receiver in 2005 and 2007.