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Lavonte David
LB #54
Height:
6-1
Weight:
233
Age:
24
College:
Nebraska
Hometown:
Miami, FL
Experience:
3

Quick Stats (2014 PRE):

TCKL
10
SCK
0.0
FF
1
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 284 219 65 9.0 1 15 6 114 -- 32 0 2 1
2013 TB 16 16 145 107 38 7.0 1 10 5 87 17.4 32 0 2 1
2012 TB 16 16 139 112 27 2.0 -- 5 1 27 27 27 0 0 --

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Biography

ACQUIRED BY BUCS:

  • Selected by Tampa Bay in the second round (58th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft.

2012 HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Selected to PFW/PFWA All-Rookie Team and USA Today All-Joe Team.
  • Earned NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month for November after leading the league with 47 tackles, including five for loss, helping the Buccaneers to a 3-1 record.
  • Anchored a Tampa Bay defense that topped the NFL in November by allowing just 75.3 rushing yards per game and 3.2 yards per carry.
  • Recorded at least eight tackles in all four November games, including a career-high 16 (14 solo tackles) in Week 9 and 14 (13 solo tackles) in Week 10. 19 of David's tackles were within three yards of the line of scrimmage or behind, including five for a loss and four for no gain.
  • Became the first Buccaneer to be named NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month.
  • Tied for seventh in the NFL and second among rookies in tackles.
  • Second in the NFL in solo tackles.
  • Ranked third in the league in tackles for loss behind only J.J. Watt and Von Miller. His 20 tackles for loss were the second- most ever by a rookie.
  • Started NFL debut vs. Carolina (9/9) and led the team with six tackles. Helped Buccaneers defense tie a franchise record for fewest rushing yards allowed in a game (10).
  • Started at the New York Giants (9/16) and recorded eight tackles, including two for loss.
  • Started at Dallas (9/23), notching five tackles, including one for loss.
  • Started vs. Washington (9/30) and led team with a career-high 14 tackles, including three for loss.
  • Led team with eight tackles, including one for loss, vs. Kansas City (10/14).
  • Led team with eight tackles, including two for loss, and one pass defensed vs. New Orleans (10/21).
  • Posted Buccaneers rookie record with a career- and team-high 16 tackles, including two for loss, in win at Oakland (11/4).
  • Led team with 14 tackles, including one for loss, in win vs. San Diego (11/11).
  • Led team with nine tackles, including one for loss, in win at Carolina (11/18).
  • Tied for team lead with eight tackles, including one for loss against Atlanta (11/25).
  • Recorded first career interception when he picked off Peyton Manning at Denver (12/2). Also led team with 10 tackles, three tackles for loss and two passes defensed.
  • Tied for team lead with nine tackles and registered first career sack vs. Philadelphia (12/9).
  • Led team with nine tackles, including one for loss, and a pass defensed vs. St. Louis (12/23).
  • Posted six tackles, including one for loss, one sack, two quarterback hits and one pass defensed in win at Atlanta (12/30).

ACQUIRED BY BUCS:

  • Selected by Tampa Bay in the second round (58th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft.

2012 HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Selected to PFW/PFWA All-Rookie Team and USA Today All-Joe Team.
  • Earned NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month for November after leading the league with 47 tackles, including five for loss, helping the Buccaneers to a 3-1 record.
  • Anchored a Tampa Bay defense that topped the NFL in November by allowing just 75.3 rushing yards per game and 3.2 yards per carry.
  • Recorded at least eight tackles in all four November games, including a career-high 16 (14 solo tackles) in Week 9 and 14 (13 solo tackles) in Week 10. 19 of David's tackles were within three yards of the line of scrimmage or behind, including five for a loss and four for no gain.
  • Became the first Buccaneer to be named NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month.
  • Tied for seventh in the NFL and second among rookies in tackles.
  • Second in the NFL in solo tackles.
  • Ranked third in the league in tackles for loss behind only J.J. Watt and Von Miller. His 20 tackles for loss were the second- most ever by a rookie.
  • Started NFL debut vs. Carolina (9/9) and led the team with six tackles. Helped Buccaneers defense tie a franchise record for fewest rushing yards allowed in a game (10).
  • Started at the New York Giants (9/16) and recorded eight tackles, including two for loss.
  • Started at Dallas (9/23), notching five tackles, including one for loss.
  • Started vs. Washington (9/30) and led team with a career-high 14 tackles, including three for loss.
  • Led team with eight tackles, including one for loss, vs. Kansas City (10/14).
  • Led team with eight tackles, including two for loss, and one pass defensed vs. New Orleans (10/21).
  • Posted Buccaneers rookie record with a career- and team-high 16 tackles, including two for loss, in win at Oakland (11/4).
  • Led team with 14 tackles, including one for loss, in win vs. San Diego (11/11).
  • Led team with nine tackles, including one for loss, in win at Carolina (11/18).
  • Tied for team lead with eight tackles, including one for loss against Atlanta (11/25).
  • Recorded first career interception when he picked off Peyton Manning at Denver (12/2). Also led team with 10 tackles, three tackles for loss and two passes defensed.
  • Tied for team lead with nine tackles and registered first career sack vs. Philadelphia (12/9).
  • Led team with nine tackles, including one for loss, and a pass defensed vs. St. Louis (12/23).
  • Posted six tackles, including one for loss, one sack, two quarterback hits and one pass defensed in win at Atlanta (12/30).