Tonight at 7 on SportsCenter on ESPN2, a short film on Charlie Davies will premiere, documenting his road back from a devastating accident in 2009 that nearly ended his life and his career. Davies is a New Hampshire native and a former Boston College soccer player, spending three years on The Heights before leaving after the 2006 season to pursue a professional career.
Davies was a forward for the US National Team and French Ligue 1 team Sochaux in 2009 when he was involved in a car accident that left one dead and left him with severe injuries that essentially ended his national team career. After an intense rehab, Davies played with limited success for DC United in 2011 and Randers F.C. in Denmark in 2012-13 before returning to New England with the Revolution in 2013.
Since joining the Revs, Davies has reinvented himself on and off the field, becoming a fan favorite and prolific scorer for his hometown team. The short film will tell Davies' story.
Earlier this week, Davies threw out the first pitch at a Boston Red Sox game. The Revolution take on Orlando City on Sunday at 3:30 on ESPN, so expect to hear more about Davies as his team makes a rare appearance on ESPN.