In 1987, the New England Patriots drafted Elgin Davis into the NFL, and he became the second player ever drafted out of UCF. He played with the Patriots for two seasons before becoming a free agent and signing with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He later played with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League before ending his career with the London Monarchs of the World Football League.
Shortly after his retirement from football, Elgin answered the call to ministry and began to work diligently within his community to help correct many political and social ills that affect society. He has been an dedicated supporter of charitable programs to help disadvantaged adults and children.