|No. -- Free agent|
|Date of birth:||August 8, 1982|
|Place of birth:||Clairton, Pennsylvania|
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight:||185 lb (84 kg)|
|NFL draft:||2005 / Round: 7 / Pick: 215|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2008|
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 attended Clairton High School where in his senior year made 45 receptions for 900 yards and seven touchdowns.
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.
San Francisco 49ers
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.
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.