Daven Holly

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Daven Holly
No. --     Free agent
Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1982-08-08) August 8, 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth: Clairton, Pennsylvania
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Weight: 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
College: Cincinnati
NFL Draft: 2005 / Round: 7 / Pick: 215
Debuted in 2005 for the Chicago Bears
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2008
Tackles 107
Sacks 0
Interception 13
Stats at NFL.com

Daven Holly (born August 8, 1982 in Clairton, Pennsylvania) is an American football cornerback who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Cincinnati and was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the seventh round of the 2005 NFL Draft.

Holly also played for the Chicago Bears and the Cleveland Browns.

Early years[edit]

Holly attended Clairton High School where in his senior year made 45 receptions for 900 yards and seven touchdowns.

College career[edit]

Holly played college football at the University of Cincinnati. During his time there he played in 49 games making 85 tackles, nine interceptions and one touchdown on defense. He majored in communications.

Professional career[edit]

San Francisco 49ers[edit]

Holly was selected by the San Francisco 49ers in the seventh round (215th overall) in the 2005 NFL Draft. On September 3, he was waived by the 49ers.

Chicago Bears[edit]

Holly was then claimed by the Chicago Bears on September 4. In his rookie season, he played in three games making seven tackles. He made his NFL debut at the Pittsburgh Steelers on December 11. He was waived by Chicago on June 15, 2006.

Cleveland Browns[edit]

Holly was signed by the Cleveland Browns as a free agent on July 13. He proved to be a valuable addition to a position that was decimated with injury. In his first season with the Browns he made 14 appearances and 12 starts during which he made 56 tackles and five interceptions which led the team, (one of his interceptions was returned for a touchdown versus the Pittsburgh Steelers on November 19). He also recorded his first fumble for a touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on December 24.

In the 2007 season, Holly appeared in 15 games with six starts. He made 47 tackles.

In the 2008 offseason, Holly was tendered a one-year, $2 million contract. Despite tearing two knee ligaments during offseason workouts on May 21, the Browns did not rescind their tender and Holly signed it the day after his injury. He was subsequently waived/injured and reverted to season-ending injured reserve.

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