André Davis

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For the U.S. judge, see Andre M. Davis.
André Davis is not to be confused with former Cleveland Browns teammate, linebacker Andra Davis.
André Davis
No. 11
Wide receiver / Kick returner
Personal information
Date of birth: (1979-06-12) June 12, 1979 (age 35)
Place of birth: Niskayuna, New York
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
College: Virginia Tech
NFL Draft: 2002 / Round: 2 / Pick: 47
Debuted in 2002 for the Cleveland Browns
Last played in 2010 for the Houston Texans
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2010
Receptions 156
Receiving yards 2,470
Total Return yards 4,861
Total TDs 21
Stats at NFL.com

André N. Davis (born June 12, 1979 in Niskayuna, New York) is a former American football wide receiver and kick returner. He was originally drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the second round of the 2002 NFL Draft. He played college football at Virginia Tech.

In addition to the Browns, Davis has also played for the New England Patriots, Buffalo Bills and Houston Texans in his career.

Early years[edit]

Davis was the star on the Niskayuna High School track and field team, where he also played soccer. He did not begin playing football until his junior year.

College career[edit]

Davis accepted a football scholarship from Virginia Tech, where he was a teammate of Michael Vick. He scored the first touchdown for the Hokies in the 2000 Sugar Bowl game against Florida State, despite falling 46-29. He was awarded the Today's Top VIII Award as a member of the Class of 2002.

NFL career[edit]

Davis was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the 2002 NFL Draft. During his first three seasons in Cleveland, he played wide receiver and on special teams. Davis scored on a 99-yard touchdown reception during a game on October 17, 2004 against the Cincinnati Bengals. The reception ties Davis with twelve other players for the NFL record for longest career reception.

Davis spent 2005 and 2006 with the New England Patriots and Buffalo Bills respectively. He was then signed by the Houston Texans for a one year deal in 2007. Davis started for the Texans, replacing an injured Andre Johnson in Week 3 of the 2007 NFL season. He scored his first touchdown for the Texans on October 1, 2007 - Week 4 - against the Atlanta Falcons (35 yard touchdown reception). Davis took over for an injured Jerome Mathis as a kick returner. On December 30, in the last game of the 2007 regular season against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Davis scored two consecutive touchdowns on kickoff returns, the first for 97 yards and the second for 104.[1]

It was reported February 28, 2008, that the Texans had reached an agreement with Davis to stay on the team. He will receive $16 million over four years, with $8 million guaranteed.

On February 18, 2011, the Texans released Davis.

NFL records[edit]

Texans franchise records[edit]

  • Most career kickoff return yards (2,473)[2]
  • Most career kickoff return touchdowns (3) (tied with Jerome Mathis)[3]
  • Longest kickoff return touchdown: 104 (2007)[4]
  • Most Kickoff Return Touchdowns: 3 (2007)[5]
  • Kickoff Return Average (season): 30.3 (2007)[6]
  • Receiving Average (Minimum 32 Receptions) (season): 17.7 (2007)[7]

Family[edit]

Davis lives in Houston with his wife, Janelle, and their sons, Daylen and Bryce.[8]

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