Troy Davis (linebacker)

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Troy Davis
No. -- Dallas Cowboys
Position: Outside linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-01-06) January 6, 1991 (age 24)
Place of birth: Lawrenceville, Georgia
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 249 lb (113 kg)
Career information
College: Central Florida
Undrafted: 2013
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics as of 2013
Tackles: 5
Sacks: 0
Interceptions: 0
Forced Fumbles: 0
Stats at

Troy Michael Davis[1] (born January 6, 1991) is an American football outside linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys. Davis was signed by the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent in 2013. Davis played college football at Central Florida.

Early years[edit]

Davis attended Berkmar High School in Lilburn, Georgia.[2] Davis was named Academic Athlete of the Year in 2007.[2] He was an honorable mention pick in his junior season and was an first-team all-county linebacker in his senior year.[2]

College career[edit]

Freshman season[edit]

In his freshman season (2009), He appeared in 10 games but didn't record any statistics.[2]

Sophomore season[edit]

In his Sophomore season (2010), He appeared in 14 games in which he recorded 26 Tackles, 5.5 Sacks, a forced fumble, 6 pass deflections and one Interception.[2]

Junior season[edit]

In his Junior season (2011), He recorded 29 Tackles, 5 Sacks, 2 Pass deflections and a forced fumble in 12 regular season games.[2] He was selected to Phil Steele's All-C-USA Third Team following his Junior season.[3]

Senior season[edit]

In his Senior season (2012), He appeared in 14 games in which He recorded 72 Tackles, a career high 8 Sacks, 3 Forced fumbles and 4 Pass deflections.[2] He was selected to both the All-C-USA First Team[4] and Phil Steele's All-C-USA First Team.[5] On December 19, 2012, He was selected as UCF's Outstanding Defensive Lineman at the UCF Football Awards Banquet following his senior season.[6]

Professional career[edit]

New York Jets[edit]

On April 27, 2013, Davis signed with the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent.[7] He was released on August 31, 2013 [8] but was signed to the team's practice squad a day later.[9] On September 25, 2013 he was released from the practice squad [10] before being re-signed to the squad on October 2, 2013.[11] Ten days later on October 12, he was promoted to the active roster.[12] Davis made his NFL debut in week 8 of the 2013 season on October 27 against the Cincinnati Bengals. Playing on special teams he recorded two tackles and made a 7-yard kickoff return after collecting a squibber.[13] He was released on August 30, 2014.[14]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

The Dallas Cowboys signed Davis to their practice squad on October 21, 2014.[15]

Personal life[edit]

He is the son of Oneal Murphy and Keisha Davis-Murphy.[2] He majored in sports and exercise science while in college.[2]


  1. ^ "ESPN Profile". 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "UCF Knights Profile". 
  4. ^ "2012 C-USA Football All-Conference Teams". Retrieved December 4, 2012. 
  6. ^ "UCF Holds Annual Football Awards Banquet in St. Petersburg". Retrieved December 19, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Signed: Ivory, Peterman; Agreed: 15 UDFAs". Retrieved April 27, 2013. 
  8. ^ Lange, Randy (31 August 2013). "Jets Move 22, Get Down to 53-Man Active Roster". New York Jets. Archived from the original on 1 September 2013. Retrieved 1 September 2013. 
  9. ^ Lange, Randy (1 September 2013). "3 Arrive Via Waivers; 7 Added to Practice Squad". New York Jets. Archived from the original on 1 September 2013. Retrieved 1 September 2013. 
  10. ^ Martin, Kimberley (25 September 2013). "Jets add ex-Hofstra RB Huggins to practice squad". Newsday. Archived from the original on 26 September 2013. Retrieved 26 September 2013. 
  11. ^ Jets Staff (2 October 2013). "Jets Sign WR David Nelson to Active Roster". New York Jets. Archived from the original on 5 October 2013. Retrieved 2 October 2013. 
  12. ^ Wilkening, Mike (12 October 2013). "Jets promote linebacker Troy Davis from practice squad". ProFootballTalk. Archived from the original on 13 October 2013. Retrieved 13 October 2013. 
  13. ^ Lange, Randy (2 November 2013). "STS: Troy Davis earns his keep in Jets debut". New York Jets. 
  14. ^ Lange, Randy (August 30, 2014). "Jets Make Final Cuts to Get to 53". New York Jets. Archived from the original on August 30, 2014. Retrieved August 30, 2014. 
  15. ^ Archer, Todd (October 21, 2014). "Michael Sam waived by Cowboys". Retrieved October 21, 2014. 

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