Todd Davis (American football)

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Todd Davis
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Davis with the Denver Broncos in 2014
No. 51 – Denver Broncos
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1992-05-17) May 17, 1992 (age 26)
Palmdale, California
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High school: Paraclete
(Lancaster, California)
College: Sacramento State
Undrafted: 2014
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 2, 2018
Total tackles: 235
Sacks: 1.5
Forced fumbles: 1
Fumble recoveries: 2
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Todd Davis (born May 17, 1992) is an American football linebacker for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Sacramento State University and attended Paraclete High School in Lancaster, California. He has also been a member of the New Orleans Saints.

Early years[edit]

Davis played high school football for the Paraclete High School Spirits. He was named first team all-state small schools as a senior after recording 119 tackles, including three sacks.[1]

College career[edit]

Davis played 45 games for the Sacramento State Hornets from 2010 to 2013, and finished his collegiate career ranked second in school history with 351 tackles (157 solo) in addition to totaling 9.5 sacks, four forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, three interceptions, six passes defensed and one blocked kick.[2] In 2010, Davis recorded 21 total tackles as a freshman. In 2011, Davis finished with 96 total tackles averaging 8.7 per game, one sack, 5.5 tackles for a loss, two forced fumbles, and one interception as a sophomore. In 2012, Davis finished with 103 total tackles averaging 9.4 per game, 3.5 sacks, 13.5 tackles for a loss, one fumble recovered, and two pass breakups. He was named second-team All-Big Sky and the team’s defensive MVP as a junior. In 2013, Davis finished with 131 tackles averaging 10.9 per game, five sacks, 10 tackles for a loss, two forced fumbles, two interceptions, four passes broken up, and one block as a senior.[1] He was named a first-team All-Big Sky Conference selection and second-team All-America choice by The Sports Network following his senior year.

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 0 in
(1.83 m)
242 lb
(110 kg)
4.87 s 1.68 s 2.68 s 4.23 s 6.93 s 35 in
(0.89 m)
9 ft 10 in
(3.00 m)
24 reps
All values from Sacramento State Pro Day[3]

New Orleans Saints[edit]

Davis was signed by the New Orleans Saints on June 23, 2014 after going undrafted in the 2014 NFL Draft. He was released by the Saints on August 31 and signed to the team's practice squad on September 1, 2014. He was promoted to the active roster on October 18, 2014.[4] Davis made his NFL debut on October 19, 2014 against the Detroit Lions.[5] He was released by the Saints on November 12, 2014.[4]

Denver Broncos[edit]

2014 Season[edit]

Davis signed with the Denver Broncos on November 13, 2014.[4] Davis made his Broncos debut on November 23 vs. the Miami Dolphins, playing 15 special-teams snaps and tallying a special-teams tackle. He made his first career start at middle linebacker on Monday Night Football against the Cincinnati Bengals and finished with a career-high seven tackles (3 solo). He played in six games (2 starts) with the Broncos, totaling 17 tackles (9 solo), two passes defensed, and two special-teams stops.

2015 Season[edit]

Davis appeared in all 16 regular-season games (2 starts) and all three of Denver’s postseason games, finishing with 14 tackles (11 solo) and seven special-teams stops. He also played in the AFC Divisional Playoff Game vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers, in the AFC Championship Game vs. the New England Patriots, and the Super Bowl 50 victory vs. the Carolina Panthers.

2016 Season[edit]

Davis led the team with 97 tackles (64 solo) and added 0.5 sacks, three passes defensed, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery.

2017 Season[edit]

On March 7, 2017, the Broncos placed a second round restricted free agent tender on Davis.[6]

Davis finished his fourth NFL season ranked second on the team with 82 tackles (48 solo) in addition to posting one sack. Davis was voted by his teammates as the recipient of the 2017 Ed Block Courage Award.[7]

2018 Season[edit]

On March 14, 2018, Davis signed a three-year, $15 million contract extension with the Broncos.[8]

Career Statistics[edit]

Year Team Games Tackles Ints Fumbles
G GS Comb Total Ast Sacks Int PD FF FR
2014 NO 3 0 3 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
DEN 6 2 19 11 8 0.0 0 2 0 0
2015 DEN 16 2 21 15 6 0.0 0 0 0 1
2016 DEN 16 15 97 64 33 0.5 0 3 1 1
2017 DEN 14 14 82 48 34 1.0 0 0 0 0
Career 55 33 222 141 81 1.5 0 5 1 2

Personal life[edit]

In 2015 Todd Davis married Zina Davis. [9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Todd Davis". hornetsports.com. Retrieved November 24, 2014. 
  2. ^ http://files.denverbroncos.com/resources/custom/Images/email_blast/2018_Denver_Broncos_Media_Guide_a.pdf
  3. ^ "Todd Davis". nfldraftscout.com. Archived from the original on September 9, 2016. Retrieved September 9, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c "Todd Davis". kffl.com. Archived from the original on December 4, 2014. Retrieved November 24, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Todd Davis". pro-football-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 24, 2014. 
  6. ^ Mason, Andrew (March 7, 2017). "Broncos issue restricted free-agent tenders to Todd Davis, Brandon McManus". DenverBroncos.com. 
  7. ^ http://files.denverbroncos.com/resources/custom/Images/email_blast/2018_Denver_Broncos_Media_Guide_a.pdf
  8. ^ DiLalla, Aric (March 14, 2018). "Broncos agree to terms with ILB Todd Davis on three-year deal". DenverBroncos.com. 
  9. ^ "Zaire Gregory NFL Todd Davis' Girlfriend". fabwags.com. Retrieved July 13, 2018. 

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