Davon House

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Davon House
Davon House 31 Lining up Dec 2013.jpg
No. 31     Green Bay Packers
Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-07-10) July 10, 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth: Van Nuys, California
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Weight: 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school: Palmdale (CA)
College: New Mexico State
NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 4 / Pick: 131
Debuted in 2011 for the Green Bay Packers
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× First-Team All-WAC (2009, 2010)
  • 1× NFC Special Teams Player of the Week
Career NFL statistics as of Week 8, 2014
Tackles 91
Sacks 2.0
Interceptions 2
Stats at NFL.com

Davon Thomas House (born July 10, 1989) is an American football cornerback for the Green Bay Packers. He attended New Mexico State University.

High school career[edit]

House attended Palmdale High School in Palmdale, California.[1] Though he did not play football until his junior year in high school,[2] he was part of a Palmdale Falcons team that went 9-2 and won the fifth Golden League Championship. He was also an All-Golden League selection in baseball and track & field.[3] Following this season, House was selected to play in the Next Level All-Star Game and was rated as the Most Valuable Player.[3] However, he was unrecognized by any recruiting service.

College career[edit]

House went on to play football for the New Mexico State Aggies where he ranks sixth in school history for interceptions with 11.[3]

House appeared in all thirteen games as true freshman.[4] He led the Aggies with four interceptions, and broke the school record for interception return yards in a game, a record that had stood since 1981.[3] In his second career start, House tied an NCAA record with a 100 yard interception returned for a touchdown against Idaho.[5] He finished the season with 37 tackles, 21 solo, eight pass break-ups, two tackles-for-a-loss, four interceptions with 171 return yards, 94 kickoff return yards and 283 all-purpose yards.

In his sophomore year, House started all twelve games at left-side corner.[3][4] He recorded 40 tackles (1 for loss), two fumble recoveries and two interceptions.

House had a breakout year in 2009, starting all thirteen games at defensive back.[3] During a game against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs, House recovered a fumble and returned it 38 yards for the only score of the game.[6] Later in 2009, against The University of Hawaii, House intercepted his second pass of the season in 2008 and returned it for a 58 yard touchdown. With this return, he broke the school record for interception yardage in a career.[3] He also became the first player record both a fumble recovery for a touchdown, and an interception for a touchdown in the same season for the school since the mid-1990s.[3][4] At the end of the season, House received first-team all-WAC honors after leading the league in passes defended and interceptions.[4]

House once again started all 12 games in his final season at New Mexico State and recorded two more interceptions and closed out his college career by returning the second interception against Hawaii for a touchdown, making his career total interceptions 11.[4] House also recorded 12 pass break-ups, a forced fumble,and 57 tackles. He was also named an honorable mention to the All-American team, and placed on the watch list for the Jim Thorpe Award.

Professional career[edit]

2011 NFL Draft[edit]

House was projected to be a third to fourth round pick.[7] Scouts considered him to be a "big physical corner."[8] who "Delivers a good press at the line to reroute receivers".[8] They also mentioned his abilities to read a Quarterback's eyes and anticipate routes, also stating that he plays with a "mean streak" and is not afraid to tackle.[8] However, they also stated that he "Lacks elite recovery speed and the hip fluidity to consistently stick with shiftier wide receivers in man coverage" and that his physical play could draw penalties at the next level.[8]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 1 in 200 lb 4.44 s 1.52 s 2.50 s 4.12 s 6.65 s 33½ in 9 ft 1 in 14[10] reps 20 [9]
All values from NFL Combine.

Green Bay Packers[edit]

House was selected in the fourth round, with the 131st pick, of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers who took him with a compensatory pick[11]

In week 8 of the 2012 NFL season vs the Jacksonville Jaguars, House blocked a punt that was recovered by LB Dezman Moses for a touchdown in a 24-15 Packers win. House was awarded NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his contributions. The following week, House recorded a career high 6 tackles and 1 pass defended in a 31-17 win against the Arizona Cardinals.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "House, DB for the Green Bay Packers". Retrieved October 29, 2011. 
  2. ^ Feinberg, Teddy (October 19, 2007). "Freshman Davon House gets the nod in the Aggie secondary". Las Cruces Sun-News. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "House Bio-New Mexico State". Retrieved October 29, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "Packers:Davon House". Retrieved October 29, 2011. 
  5. ^ Associated Press (20 October 2007). "Idaho Vandals vs New Mexico State Aggies". ESPN. Retrieved October 29, 2011. 
  6. ^ "New Mexico State Aggies vs. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs.". ESPN. Retrieved October 29, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Davon House Draft Profile". Pro Football Weekly. Retrieved October 29, 2011. 
  8. ^ a b c d "NFL:Davon House Draft 2011". National Football League. Retrieved October 29, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Davon House #4". Retrieved October 29, 2011. 
  10. ^ Demovsky Rob (30 April 2011). "Green Bay Packers see Davon House as potential nickel corner". Green Bay Press Gazette. p. 2. Retrieved October 29, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Green Bay Packers Draft NMSU CB House, Make Trade in 4th Round". WTAQ. April 30, 2011. Retrieved April 30, 2011. 

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