Trayce Jackson Davis Brother Tayven Jackson Is A Collegiate QB

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Trayce Jackson Davis has a younger brother, Tayven Jackson, who plays collegiate football for the Indiana Hoosiers football.

Tayven played as a quarterback for the Tennessee Volunteers for the 2022-23 season but entered the transfer portal following that season.

Just two days after entering the portal, he committed to play for the Indiana Hoosiers under head coach Tom Allen.

The Jackson siblings are actually half-brothers. As Trayce was born from his mother, Karla’s relationship with former professional basketball player Dale Davis, and Tayven is the son of Karla and Ray Jackson.

Trayce Jackson-Davis During His Collegiate Years
Trayce Jackson-Davis During His Collegiate Years (Source: Instagram)

The elder Jackson brother, Trayce Jackson-Davis, is a professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the NBA.

He committed to play at Indiana University Bloomington as a four-star recruit by Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN.

Playing for the Indiana Hoosiers basketball team, he won many honorable mentions, including the Big Ten All-Freshman Team and Consensus first-team All-American.

Going to the 2023 NBA Draft as one of the favorites, he was drafted by the Washington Wizards with the 57th overall pick but was traded to the Warriors.

Besides, Trayce has also played for the United States under-18 basketball team and won gold at the 2018 FIBA Under-18 Americas Championship.

Trayce Jackson Davis Brother Tayven Jackson

Born on January 5, 2004, Tayven is almost four years younger than his brother Trayce, born on February 22, 2000.

Tayven Jackson attended Center Grove High School and was rated a consensus four-star recruit per ESPN, 247Sports, Rivals, and On3.

Moreover, he was ranked the No. 7 prospect in Indiana by all four recruiting services.

During his high school career, he completed 329-of-547 passes with 47 touchdowns.

Trayce Attended His Brother Tayven's Game
Trayce Attended His Brother Tayven’s Game (Source: Instagram)

Additionally, the Hoosiers quarterback was also lettered in basketball and track and field.

After a successful high school career, Jackson committed to play football for the Tennesse Volunteers despite getting offers from several other colleges on April 28, 2021.

However, he only played a season with the Volts and entered the transfer portal. Later, he committed to play for the Indiana Hoosiers football team.

Trayce And Tayven Followed In Their Own Father’s Footsteps

Trayce and Tayven share the same mother but have different fathers. Trayce’s father is Elliott Lydell “Dale” Davis, a former professional basketball player.

Dale made his NBA debut with the Pacers as the 13th overall pick of the 1991 NBA Draft.

Over the course of nine seasons, he played with teams like Trail Blazers, Warriors, and Pistons.

However, he was unsuccessful in winning any NBA championship ring. And now his son is in the NBA, will he be able to do what his father couldn’t?

Trayce Jackson With His Brother Tayven And Family
Trayce Jackson With His Brother Tayven And Family (Source: Instagram)

Trayce’s younger half-brother Tayven also followed in his father’s footsteps.

Tayven’s father, Ray, is a former collegiate football player. He played cornerback at Washington State and was a member of the Cougar’s 1998 Pac-10 Champion and Rose Bowl.

At present, Ray serves as the Chief of Police at the Center Grove Police Department.

Besides, Ray also has a daughter, Arielle Knafel, with Karla, who is the eldest among the three Jackson siblings. Arielle is now married and has a son, Cozi Grae Bellian.



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