Jerome was born on August 10, 1972 in Colorado Springs,
CO where his father was stationed in the military. Six
months after his birth, he and his family moved back
to Archdale, NC to the Davis Family Ranch where he grew
up and still lives today.
Hobbies and interests growing up included racing motorcross,
hunting and fishing, and following NASCAR. Of course,
his biggest interest was bull riding in the rodeo. When
asked as young child what he wanted to become when he
grew up, Jerome always responded, "I want to be
a bull rider".
Jerome rode his first bull at the age of eleven. He
didn't stay on for the full 8 seconds, but knew at that
point he was going to be a bull rider. When riding just
his fourth bull, he was able to make it for the full
eight seconds. He participated in 12-15 rodeos per year.
Jerome won his first buckle as a freshmen in High School.
He also roped calves and team roped during his High
School days. He rode in the 1989 National High School
Finals in Pueblo, Colorado(see the Photo
Gallery) and was named the North Carolina State
Rodeo Champion in 1990.
Jerome attended Odessa Junior College in Odessa, Texas.
As a freshman, he won the National Intercollegiate Rodeo
Association's Bull Riding Championship. After his freshman
year of college in 1992, Jerome took his bull riding
to the next level and turned pro- joining the PRCA.
In 1993, during a PRCA Event in Del Rio, Texas, Jerome
was cast in his first movie as a stunt double for Luke
Perry in the movie "Eight Seconds" (see the
Jerome's shining moment was in 1995 when he became
the 1995 PRCA World Bull Riding Champion. He continued
to rip through PRCA and PBR. He was ranked in the top
five each year in the PRCA since 1993 and was a National
Finals qualifier since '94 in the PBR(more Career
Tragedy struck on March 14, 1998, when Jerome was thrown
from a bull breaking his neck. The injury left him with
paralysis from the chest down (more about The
Accident). Although Jerome is paralyzed, nothing
can keep him down. He is a true inspiration of how you
should live your life and keep moving forward with a
positive outlook. He inspired his wife Tiffany, as they
were married October 17, 1998. He also inspired the
PBR- as he was awarded the "Ring of Honor"
during the 1998 PBR Finals.
Jerome continues to contribute his part in the bull
riding circuit. He is a Stock Contractor, contracting
some of the toughest bulls in the PBR. He continues
to make personal appearences at events and socials.
Throughout his career, Jerome has been profiled in many
magazines (People, Sports Illustrated, etc...) and has
made several television appearances on shows such as
Disovery, Extra and TNN with Gary Chapman. Jerome hosts
his own Rodeo every year in August, The Jerome Davis
Invitational, at the Davis family Ranch in Archdale,