Don Davis (American football)

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Don Davis
Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1972-12-17) December 17, 1972 (age 41)
Place of birth: Olathe, Kansas
Career information
College: Kansas
Undrafted in 1996
Debuted in 1996 for the New Orleans Saints
Last played in 2006 for the New England Patriots
Career history
 As player:
 As coach:
  • New England Patriots (2007)
    (Assistant strength and conditioning coach)
Career NFL statistics
Stats at NFL.com

Donald Earl Davis Jr. (born December 17, 1972 in Olathe, Kansas) is a former American football player and the current Team Chaplain for the New England Patriots.[1]

High school years[edit]

Davis attended Olathe South High School in Olathe, Kansas, and was a student and a letterman in football, basketball, and track & field. In football, as a senior, he was a first team All-League selection and a second team All-Metropolitan selection.

College years[edit]

Davis was a three-year starter for the University of Kansas, and finished his superb career with 238 tackles (20 tackles for loss) and 9.5 sacks. Don Davis graduated with a degree in Human Development in 1995.

NFL playing career[edit]

He was signed as a free agent in 1996 season by the New Orleans Saints. Davis played with the Saints until the middle of the 1998 season when he was traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He would remain with Tampa Bay through the 2000 season. In 2001 Davis began play for the St. Louis Rams, where he would remain through 2002. Then in 2003 Davis was signed by his final team, the New England Patriots, who he would stay with for four seasons. He earned 2 super bowl rings with the New England Patriots.

Coaching career[edit]

Following the 2006 season, Davis retired and joined the Patriots' strength and conditioning coaches as an assistant coach. He left the organization prior to the 2008 season to pursue Christian ministry.[2] He remained with the Patriots as the team chaplain.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.dondavisministry.com/bio.htm
  2. ^ Reiss, Mike (2008-08-11). "Media guide nuggets". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 2008-08-11. 
  3. ^ http://www.dondavisministry.com/bio.htm

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