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Andra Davis biography

Date of birth : 1978-12-23
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Live Oak, Florida
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-10-25
Credited as : Football player NFL, linebacker for the Buffalo Bills, Super Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Andra Raynard Davis is an American football linebacker for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the fifth round of the 2002 NFL Draft. He played college football at Florida.

PRO: Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Bills on March 16, 2010… prior to joining
Buffalo, played last season (2009) with Denver after signing with the team on March 2,
2009…Originally entered the NFL in 2002 as a fifth-round draft pick (141st overall) by the
Cleveland Browns.

CAREER:
• Has started at least 10 games for seven consecutive seasons
• Started all 16 games three times for his career, including in the 2008 campaign when he
finished second on the Browns with 134 tackles (72 solo)
• Totaled at least 100 tackles in a season five times for his career, including a personal best
199 stops (111 solo) with the Browns in 2005
• Registered at least 10 tackles in a game 39 times during his NFL career
• Tied a Browns single-game record with four sacks at KC (11/9/03), marking only the 25th
time an NFL linebacker posted a four-sack game since sacks became an official statistic
in 1982

2009: w/ Denver Broncos
• Led the Broncos with three tackles for a loss at CIN (9/13), including his first sack since
2006
• Vs. CLE (9/20) had a team-high nine tackles, including two for a loss, against his former
team
• At BAL (11/1) was second on the club with nine tackles (8 solo) and recorded a
quarterback sack
• At WAS (11/15), recorded a season-high 12 tackles (7 solo) and a sack (7 yds.)

2008: w/ Cleveland Browns
• Started all 16 games for the third time in his career
• Placed second on the Browns with 134 tackles (72 solo) … Had one interception and four
pass breakups
• Posted six 10-tackle games

2007:
• Appeared in all 16 games (10 starts) … was third on the club with 104 tackles (65 solo),
four pass breakups, and one forced fumble
• Vs. PIT (9/9) in the season opener… posted a season-high 12 tackles (10 solo) in a start

2006:
• Started all 14 games played… had a team-high 133 tackles (75 solo), one sack, two
interceptions and five pass breakups
• Inactive for the final two games of the year due to a concussion
• Posted eight 10-tackle games, including six consecutive such efforts in games 9-14
• Had at least a share of the Browns’ tackles lead six times

2005:
• Started all 16 games for the second time in his career with the Browns
• Registered a career and team-high 199 tackles (111 solo), two sacks, one interception
and six pass breakups
• Led or tied for the Browns’ tackle lead 13 times and had at least 10 tackles in 12 of
Cleveland’s first 13 games
• At GB (9/18), posted a career-high 20 tackles (11 solo)
• Named AFC Defensive Player of the Week after recording 14 tackles (8 solo) and two
pass breakups vs. MIA (11/20)

2004:
• Started all 11 games he played, posting 89 tackles (57 solo), 0.5 sack, three interceptions
six pass breakups, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery
• Was second on the Browns in tackles when he was placed on Injured Reserve with a left
knee sprain (11/30)

2003:
• Had a team-high 170 tackles (116 solo), five sacks, five pass breakups and one forced
fumble in first season as starting middle linebacker
• Tied for seventh among AFC linebackers with five sacks
• Held at least a share of the team high in tackles seven time and topped double-digit
tackle totals on eight different occasions
• Tied a franchise single-game record with four sacks at KC (11/9) with his effort marking
the 25th time an NFL linebacker posted at least four sacks in a game since they became
an official statistic in 1982.

2002:
• Played all 16 games, totaling four tackles, one interception and one pass breakup
• Ranked second on the Browns with 19 tackles on special teams
• Saw time in Cleveland’s AFC Wild Card Game at PIT (1/5)

COLLEGE:
Davis played 35 career games (23 starts) at Florida, totaling 232 tackles (154 solo),
five sacks, four forced fumbles, one interception and three fumble recoveries… Received firstteam All-Southeastern Conference honors and was a semifinalist for the Butkus Award (nation’s best linebacker) as a senior… Also picked up second-team All-America honors from The Sporting News in his final year at Florida…. Majored in Recreation Program Delivery.

PERSONAL:
Davis was a three-year starter at linebacker and fullback at Suwannee (Live Oak,
FL) High School… Earned SuperPrep All-America honors and was ranked among the nation’s top 15 linebackers… Ranked among the top 12 players overall in the state of Florida by SuperPrep and among the top 10 linebackers in the SEC region by PrepStar… Named team captain for both his football and basketball teams… Son of Vernon Keith Davis and Kaffa Virginia Owens… Davis and his wife, Monique, have three daughters: Alisha, Amber, and Andrea.

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