Vontae Davis life and biography

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Vontae Davis biography

Date of birth : 1988-05-27
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Washington, D.C.
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-10-22
Credited as : Football player NFL, cornerback for the Miami Dolphins, Super Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Vontae joined his brother, San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis (first rounder in 2006), as a first round selection when he was drafted with the 25th overall selection in the 2009 NFL Draft. The last set of brothers that were both selected in the first round were Indianapolis Colts QB Peyton Manning and New York Giants QB Eli Manning. Peyton Manning was the first overall pick in the 1998 draft, while his brother Eli was the first choice of the San Diego Chargers in the 2004 draft (and was later traded to the New York Giants).

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
Originally a first-round draft choice (25th overall) of Miami in the 2009 draft.

PRO
2010 - For the season has 16 tackles, three passes defensed and one interception without a return ... Started all five games this year ... Has finished second on the Dolphins in tackles once this season ... Finished tied for third on the Dolphins in tackles with 12 stops in the preseason, also ranked tied for second on the team with three passes defensed, and added one forced fumble.

2009 - Played in all 16 games with nine starts ... Named to All-Rookie team of Pro Football Weekly/Pro Football Writers Association ... Recorded 49 tackles (45 solo), 11 passes defensed and a team-high four interceptions, which he returned for 64 yards with one touchdown ... Tied for tenth in the AFC with four interceptions ... Saw reserve action for first seven games of season ... Had two tackles and an interception vs. Buffalo (10/4), picking off a Trent Edwards pass and returning it 23 yards for for his first career touchdown ... It was the first interception for a touchdown by a Dolphin (and the first by a Dolphins rookie) since DE Philip Merling picked off a Brett Favre pass and returned it 25 yards for a TD on Dec. 28, 2008 at the N.Y. Jets ... It was the first INT for a touchdown by a Dolphins defensive back since Nov. 2, 2008 when CB Will Allen picked off a Jay Cutler pass for a 32-yard touchdown return at Denver ... Made his first career start vs. N.Y. Jets (11/1) in place of Will Allen (who was placed on injured reserve on Oct. 27th) and had six tackles and two passes defensed ... Had six tackles and two passes defensed at New England (11/8), including one interception, picking off a Tom Brady pass and returning it 15 yards ... Had three tackles and one interception vs. New England (12/6), picking off a Tom Brady pass in the end zone for a touchback ... Registered three tackles, one pass defensed and an interception at Tennessee (12/20), coming when he picked off a Vince Young pass in the first series of the game and returned it 26 yards ... Finished second on the team in tackles with six stops and added two passes defensed vs. Houston (12/27) ... First-round draft choice (25th overall).

ROOKIE STARTERS: With nine starts in 2009, Davis tied for sixth place for most starts made by Dolphins rookie cornerback ... Made his first NFL start at N.Y. Jets (11/1), and along with Sean Smith starting at the other cornerback position, it marked the first time in Dolphins history that rookies started at both corner positions ... In addition, another rookie, Chris Clemons, started at safety, marking the first time in team history rookies started at three of the four secondary positions.

ROOKIE INTERCEPTIONS: Davis led the Dolphins with four interceptions and became the first Dolphins rookie to lead the team in INTs since safety Louis Oliver had four INTs in 1989 ... He also was one of only two rookie cornerbacks ever to lead the Dolphins in interceptions, along with Lloyd Mumphord, who had five INTs in his rookie season in 1969 ... Davis’ four interceptions ranks tied for fifth among Dolphins rookies in INTs.

COLLEGE

Three-year starter at cornerback at Illinois ... Started 34 of 36 games he played ... Posted career statistics of 206 tackles (139 solo), seven interceptions, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and 22 passes defensed ... Also added nine kickoff returns for 215 yards (23.9 avg.) ... Returned a blocked punt for a touchdown ... Started 11 of the 12 games in which he played at cornerback as a junior in 2008 ... Named as a consensus All-Big Ten Conference first-team selection ... Posted a career-high 78 tackles (53 solo) and tied for second in the conference with three forced fumbles ... Also recorded two interceptions, eight passes defensed and recovered a fumble ... Started all 12 games as a sophomore in 2007 ... Was the only sophomore semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe Award ... Selected All-Big Ten Conference first-team by the league’s coaches and earned second-team honors from the media ... Recorded 76 tackles (56 solo) and ranked sixth in the league with eight pass deflections and four interceptions ... Blocked two punts for 31 yards in returns, including a touchdown ... Added 116 yards on four kickoff returns (29.0 avg.) ... Started 11 of the 12 games in which he played as a freshman in 2006 ... Honored as a Freshman All-American selection by The Sporting News, Scout.com and Rivals.com ... Earned honorable mention All-Big Ten Conference honors by both the coaches and the media ... Named the team’s Rookie of the Year ... Recorded 52 tackles (30 solo), an interception, a fumble recovery and six passes defensed ... Posted an interception in his first collegiate game, against Eastern Illinois ... Majored in speech communications.

PERSONAL

Attended Dunbar Senior High School in Washington, D.C ... Selected as a Prep Star AII-American and Washington D.C. Gatorade Player of the Year ... Rated the top recruit in the Washington D.C. area ... Was named to the Washington Post All-Metro team, in addition to picking up DCIAA West first-team all-conference honors ... Had eight interceptions and 38 solo tackles as a senior ... Added 25 receptions for 612 yards and recorded more than 1,000 all-purpose yards ... Led Dunbar High to a 9-2 record and a win in the Turkey Bowl, the DCIAA city championship game ... Also lettered in track ... Brother, Vernon, played tight end at Maryland and was the sixth overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers ... They are the third set of brothers to both be first-round NFL draft choices, joining Eli (2004, QB, 1st overall, San Diego/Traded to New York Giants) and Peyton Manning (1998, QB, 1st overall, Indianapolis) and Jerome (2003, DE, 15th overall, Philadelphia) and Stocker McDougle (2000, T, 20th overall, Detroit) ... Growing up, his favorite sports team was the Washington Redskins and Champ Bailey was his favorite athlete ... Lists “Friday Night Lights” as favorite television show ... Hosted a grandparent’s appreciation event in his hometown of Washington D.C ... Participated in the NFL’s Take A Player To School program ... Visited Homestead Air Force Base ... Purchased and gave away Thanksgiving meals and Holiday toys ... Part of the defensive backfield which participated in the “All-Community Team” in which they donated a block of tickets for every home game to various youth programs ... Enjoys playing video games ... Full name is Vontae O. Davis, born May 27, 1988 in Washington, D.C.

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