Jeff Davis (American football)

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Jeff Davis
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Personal information
Born: (1960-01-26) January 26, 1960 (age 60)
Greensboro, North Carolina
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High school:James B. Dudley
(Greensboro, North Carolina)
NFL Draft:1982 / Round: 5 / Pick: 128
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
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Jeffrey Eugene Davis (born January 26, 1960) is a former American college and professional football player who was a linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) for six seasons during the 1980s. He played college football for Clemson University, and received All-American honors. He played professionally for the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Early years[edit]

Davis was born in Greensboro, North Carolina.

College career[edit]

Davis played college football at Clemson. While there he set many records and helped Clemson defeat the Nebraska Cornhuskers in the 1982 Orange Bowl to win the National Championship. In his four years at Clemson from 1978 to 1981 he started 35 of 40 games, recording 469 tackles, four sacks, and four interceptions.

Davis was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2007.

Professional career[edit]

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers chose Davis in the fifth round (128th pick overall) of the 1982 NFL Draft, and he played for the Buccaneers from 1982 to 1987. He became a starter during his second season and led the team in tackles three times. He finished his career starting 72 of 83 games, and compiled 662 tackles, four sacks and three interceptions in his six-season pro career.


Davis' twin sons J.D. and Judah are both linebackers at Clemson.[1][2]


  1. ^ "J.D. Davis Clemson Bio". Archived from the original on 2018-04-28. Retrieved 2017-01-10.
  2. ^ "Judah Davis Clemson Bio". Archived from the original on 2018-04-28. Retrieved 2017-01-10.

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