Troy Davis (linebacker)

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Troy Davis
Free agent
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-01-06) January 6, 1991 (age 26)
Place of birth: Lawrenceville, Georgia
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 251 lb (114 kg)
Career information
College: Central Florida
Undrafted: 2013
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 5
Sacks: 0
Interceptions: 0
Forced Fumbles: 0
Player stats at

Troy Michael Davis[1] (born January 6, 1991) is an American football defensive end who is currently a free agent. 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 a 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] The Cowboys waived Davis on May 8, 2015.

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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