Happy Mother's Day: Former South Carolina football star surprises mom with new house

Happy Mother's Day: Former South Carolina football star surprises mom with new house

By Josh Hyber | Photo courtesy of SC Athletics

Teresa Davis had one heck of a Mother’s Day on Sunday.

That’s because her son Mike, the former South Carolina Gamecock running back (2012-15), gifted her a new home.

“Happy Mother’s Day Mom, I love you so much,” Davis wrote in part in an Instagram caption posted underneath video of him surprising her. “I remember when I was younger we moved every year to a new place. Days you didn’t eat but made sure we ate. I love you, enjoy your house. 

In 2015, shortly after Davis was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers, Davis cited his mom as one of the reasons he declared for the draft.

“My reason for entering the draft was because of my mom,” Davis told San Francisco reporters at the time. “Late in the process she got an eviction notice on her door. I always wanted to help my mom out. I knew with no one else being able to help her I had to step up.” 

Davis grew up Bankhead, just west of Atlanta. 

“We grew up rough, man,” Davis told the Seattle Times in 2017. “I’ve got two brothers and three sisters and my mom and dad, so it was a packed house and we stayed in the hood. It was rough growing up.”

Davis signed a two-year, $7 million deal with the Chicago Bears in March.

With the Seattle Seahawks this past season, the running back had 514 yards on 112 carries and four touchdowns, all career highs. He also had 36 catches for 234 yards and one touchdown. His season highlights included a 101-yard, two-touchdown performance in a Week 4 win over the Arizona Cardinals.