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Lavonte David
LB #54
Height:
6-1
Weight:
233
Age:
25
College:
Nebraska
Hometown:
Miami, FL
Experience:
4

Quick Stats (2015 PRE):

TCKL
9
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 430 320 110 10.0 1 19 6 114 -- 32 0 6 2
2014 TB 14 14 146 101 45 1.0 -- 4 -- -- -- -- -- 4 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.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Has started all 46 games that he has played, totaling 429 tackles, 18 passes defensed, 10.0 sacks, six interceptions, six forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.
  • Ranks first in solo tackles and second in total tackles among all NFL players since entering the league in 2012.
  • Only NFL player with 10+ sacks and 6+ interceptions since start of 2012 season.
  • Named Associated Press All-Pro First-Team following 2013 season when he ranked fifth in the NFL in both tackles (143) tackles and interceptions (5). Added a safety, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, and 10 passes defensed,
  • Tied for league lead with 14.5 run stuffs in 2013, according to STATS, Inc., and ranked third in the NFL in tackles for loss (20), behind Robert Quinn and J.J. Watt.
  • Ranked by Pro Football Focus as the No. 1 run stuffing outside linebacker and finished with the third-most quarterback pressures (sacks, QB hits, hurries) at the position.
  • Only NFL player with 125+ tackles and 6+ sacks in 2013
  • One of only two players since 1982 to record at least 7.0 sacks and five interceptions in the same season  (S Dave Duerson)
  • Earned NFC Defensive Player of the Week for Week 12 of 2013.
  • In 2012, led the Buccaneers in tackles as a rookie, posting 139 tackles, tied for the seventh-most in the NFL. Also posted 112 solo tackles, the second-most in the league.
  • Named to USA Today’s All-Joe Team in both 2012 and 2013.
  • Selected to PFW/PFWA All-Rookie Team in 2012.
  • Earned NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month in November 2012.
  • Recorded his first pass defensed against New Orleans (10/21/12).
  • Registered his first career interception at Denver (12/2/12).
  • Notched his first career sack vs. Philadelphia (12/9/12).
  • Started in his NFL debut against Carolina (9/9/12).

2014 HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Despite missing two games, ranked third in the NFL with 146 total tackles and second with 101 solo tackles.
  • Tied for sixth in the NFL with 17 tackles for loss.
  • Tied for third in the NFL with four forced fumbles, to go along with one fumble recovery.
  • Started season opener vs. Carolina (9/7) and led the team with 10 tackles, including two for loss.
  • Started vs. St. Louis (9/14) and tallied seven tackles, including two for loss.
  • Led team with eight tackles, including one for loss, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery vs. Atlanta (9/18).
  • Topped team with 12 tackles, including three for loss, and one forced fumble in win at Pittsburgh (9/28).
  • Led team with 14 tackles, including two for loss, and added a pass defensed at New Orleans (10/5).
  • Posted a team-high 14 tackles, including one for loss, vs. Baltimore (10/12).
  • Notched 14 tackles for the third consecutive game, including three for loss, vs. Minnesota (10/26).
  • Registered nine tackles at Cleveland (11/2).
  • Racked up 14 tackles for the fourth time in five games vs. Atlanta (11/9).
  • Collected a game-high 13 tackles and one quarterback hit in win at Washington (11/16).
  • Missed first career game with a hamstring injury at Chicago (11/23).
  • Inactive with hamstring injury vs. Cincinnati (11/30)
  • Returned to action at Detroit (12/7) and recorded six tackles and a pass defensed before exiting the game with an injury in the third quarter..
  • Posted 12 tackles, including two for loss, one sack, one pass defensed and one forced fumble at Carolina (12/14).
  • Tallied eight tackles, including one for loss, vs. Green Bay (12/21).
  • Registered five tackles and a forced fumble vs. New Orleans (12/28).

COLLEGE:

  • Started all 27 games he played in at Nebraska (2010-11), recording 285 tackles, 28 tackles for loss, 11.5 sacks, two interceptions, 12 passes defensed, three forced fumbles and two fumbles recovered.
  • In 2011, earned first-team All-American honors from the American Football Coaches Association, CBS and ESPN.
  • Also earned first-team All-Big Ten accolades (coaches, media, ESPN.com, Yahoo.com, Phil Steele).
  • Was a finalist for the Butkus Award (Top Linebacker), semifinalist for the Chuck Bednarik Award (Top Defensive Player) and semifinalist for the Lott Trophy (Top Defensive IMPACT Player) in 2011.
  • Named the 2011 Butkus-Fitzgerald Big Ten Linebacker of the Year and Nebraska team MVP.
  • 2011 Guy Chamberlin Award Winner for his play and contributions to the betterment of the University of Nebraska football team.
  • As a senior, led Nebraska with 133 tackles and ranked third in the Big Ten in tackles per game.
  • Also led Nebraska in tackles for loss (13.0), sacks (5.5), interceptions (2), forced fumbles (2) and fumble recoveries (2) in 2011.
  • In 2010, set a school record with 152 tackles.
  • His 285 career tackles rank fourth in school history, and most by a two-year player.
  • Recorded a career-high 19 tackles in one game against South Dakota State, the seventh-most in school history.
  • Was named first-team All-American (Rivals.com and CBS), unanimous first-team Big 12 and Big 12 Newcomer of the Year, as selected by the coaches, in 2010.
  • Prior to his time at Nebraska, led Fort Scott Community College (Fort Scott, Kansas) to the Junior College National Championship Game, while ranking among the conference’s leaders in tackles and tackles for loss.
  • Was named Defensive MVP of the JUCO National Championship Game.
  • Two-time first-team All-Jayhawk Conference selection and a Region VI All-American in 2009.
  • During his first season at Fort Scott, led the Jayhawk Conference with 93 tackles.
  • Majored in criminology and criminal justice.

COMMUNITY:

  • In June 2015, had his head shaved by children battling cancer as part of the Buccaneers Cut for a Cure to raise funds and awareness for the Pediatric Cancer Foundation.
  • Along with teammate Alterraun Verner, serves as the Buccaneers’ 2014 United Way spokesperson, promoting volunteerism and service in the community.
  • Paired up with United Way volunteers and students to install a “Learning Garden” at Edison Elementary in October 2013.
  • Led students through football drills and promoted the importance of health and fitness for the opening of BUCS CARE School Fitness Zones at Foster Elementary in September 2012 and Sulphur Springs Elementary in December 2012.
  • Visited youth at All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg and sang holiday carols to residents at Westminster Palms retirement home in December 2012.
  • Helped host a lunch for service members at Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater and visited veterans recovering from injury and illness at Bay Pines VA Hospital in November 2012.
  • In June 2012, visited MacDill Air Force Base to tour a hurricane aircraft, witness a military dog training session, and thank civilian workers and active duty military for their service.
  • Hosted an educational scavenger hunt for children from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay at Busch Gardens Tampa in June 2012.
  • Signed autographs, handed out Buccaneers teddy bears, and greeted patients at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in May 2012.
  • Volunteered time while at Nebraska with team hospital visits and the Husker Heroes program.

PERSONAL:

  • Attended Northwestern High School (Miami, Florida).
  • Won back-to-back Florida state titles in 2006 and 2007, while finishing with undefeated records both years.
  • Son of Lynette David.
  • Born Lavonte David on January 23, 1990, in Miami, Florida.

ACQUIRED BY BUCS:

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

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Has started all 46 games that he has played, totaling 429 tackles, 18 passes defensed, 10.0 sacks, six interceptions, six forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.
  • Ranks first in solo tackles and second in total tackles among all NFL players since entering the league in 2012.
  • Only NFL player with 10+ sacks and 6+ interceptions since start of 2012 season.
  • Named Associated Press All-Pro First-Team following 2013 season when he ranked fifth in the NFL in both tackles (143) tackles and interceptions (5). Added a safety, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, and 10 passes defensed,
  • Tied for league lead with 14.5 run stuffs in 2013, according to STATS, Inc., and ranked third in the NFL in tackles for loss (20), behind Robert Quinn and J.J. Watt.
  • Ranked by Pro Football Focus as the No. 1 run stuffing outside linebacker and finished with the third-most quarterback pressures (sacks, QB hits, hurries) at the position.
  • Only NFL player with 125+ tackles and 6+ sacks in 2013
  • One of only two players since 1982 to record at least 7.0 sacks and five interceptions in the same season  (S Dave Duerson)
  • Earned NFC Defensive Player of the Week for Week 12 of 2013.
  • In 2012, led the Buccaneers in tackles as a rookie, posting 139 tackles, tied for the seventh-most in the NFL. Also posted 112 solo tackles, the second-most in the league.
  • Named to USA Today’s All-Joe Team in both 2012 and 2013.
  • Selected to PFW/PFWA All-Rookie Team in 2012.
  • Earned NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month in November 2012.
  • Recorded his first pass defensed against New Orleans (10/21/12).
  • Registered his first career interception at Denver (12/2/12).
  • Notched his first career sack vs. Philadelphia (12/9/12).
  • Started in his NFL debut against Carolina (9/9/12).

2014 HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Despite missing two games, ranked third in the NFL with 146 total tackles and second with 101 solo tackles.
  • Tied for sixth in the NFL with 17 tackles for loss.
  • Tied for third in the NFL with four forced fumbles, to go along with one fumble recovery.
  • Started season opener vs. Carolina (9/7) and led the team with 10 tackles, including two for loss.
  • Started vs. St. Louis (9/14) and tallied seven tackles, including two for loss.
  • Led team with eight tackles, including one for loss, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery vs. Atlanta (9/18).
  • Topped team with 12 tackles, including three for loss, and one forced fumble in win at Pittsburgh (9/28).
  • Led team with 14 tackles, including two for loss, and added a pass defensed at New Orleans (10/5).
  • Posted a team-high 14 tackles, including one for loss, vs. Baltimore (10/12).
  • Notched 14 tackles for the third consecutive game, including three for loss, vs. Minnesota (10/26).
  • Registered nine tackles at Cleveland (11/2).
  • Racked up 14 tackles for the fourth time in five games vs. Atlanta (11/9).
  • Collected a game-high 13 tackles and one quarterback hit in win at Washington (11/16).
  • Missed first career game with a hamstring injury at Chicago (11/23).
  • Inactive with hamstring injury vs. Cincinnati (11/30)
  • Returned to action at Detroit (12/7) and recorded six tackles and a pass defensed before exiting the game with an injury in the third quarter..
  • Posted 12 tackles, including two for loss, one sack, one pass defensed and one forced fumble at Carolina (12/14).
  • Tallied eight tackles, including one for loss, vs. Green Bay (12/21).
  • Registered five tackles and a forced fumble vs. New Orleans (12/28).

COLLEGE:

  • Started all 27 games he played in at Nebraska (2010-11), recording 285 tackles, 28 tackles for loss, 11.5 sacks, two interceptions, 12 passes defensed, three forced fumbles and two fumbles recovered.
  • In 2011, earned first-team All-American honors from the American Football Coaches Association, CBS and ESPN.
  • Also earned first-team All-Big Ten accolades (coaches, media, ESPN.com, Yahoo.com, Phil Steele).
  • Was a finalist for the Butkus Award (Top Linebacker), semifinalist for the Chuck Bednarik Award (Top Defensive Player) and semifinalist for the Lott Trophy (Top Defensive IMPACT Player) in 2011.
  • Named the 2011 Butkus-Fitzgerald Big Ten Linebacker of the Year and Nebraska team MVP.
  • 2011 Guy Chamberlin Award Winner for his play and contributions to the betterment of the University of Nebraska football team.
  • As a senior, led Nebraska with 133 tackles and ranked third in the Big Ten in tackles per game.
  • Also led Nebraska in tackles for loss (13.0), sacks (5.5), interceptions (2), forced fumbles (2) and fumble recoveries (2) in 2011.
  • In 2010, set a school record with 152 tackles.
  • His 285 career tackles rank fourth in school history, and most by a two-year player.
  • Recorded a career-high 19 tackles in one game against South Dakota State, the seventh-most in school history.
  • Was named first-team All-American (Rivals.com and CBS), unanimous first-team Big 12 and Big 12 Newcomer of the Year, as selected by the coaches, in 2010.
  • Prior to his time at Nebraska, led Fort Scott Community College (Fort Scott, Kansas) to the Junior College National Championship Game, while ranking among the conference’s leaders in tackles and tackles for loss.
  • Was named Defensive MVP of the JUCO National Championship Game.
  • Two-time first-team All-Jayhawk Conference selection and a Region VI All-American in 2009.
  • During his first season at Fort Scott, led the Jayhawk Conference with 93 tackles.
  • Majored in criminology and criminal justice.

COMMUNITY:

  • In June 2015, had his head shaved by children battling cancer as part of the Buccaneers Cut for a Cure to raise funds and awareness for the Pediatric Cancer Foundation.
  • Along with teammate Alterraun Verner, serves as the Buccaneers’ 2014 United Way spokesperson, promoting volunteerism and service in the community.
  • Paired up with United Way volunteers and students to install a “Learning Garden” at Edison Elementary in October 2013.
  • Led students through football drills and promoted the importance of health and fitness for the opening of BUCS CARE School Fitness Zones at Foster Elementary in September 2012 and Sulphur Springs Elementary in December 2012.
  • Visited youth at All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg and sang holiday carols to residents at Westminster Palms retirement home in December 2012.
  • Helped host a lunch for service members at Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater and visited veterans recovering from injury and illness at Bay Pines VA Hospital in November 2012.
  • In June 2012, visited MacDill Air Force Base to tour a hurricane aircraft, witness a military dog training session, and thank civilian workers and active duty military for their service.
  • Hosted an educational scavenger hunt for children from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay at Busch Gardens Tampa in June 2012.
  • Signed autographs, handed out Buccaneers teddy bears, and greeted patients at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in May 2012.
  • Volunteered time while at Nebraska with team hospital visits and the Husker Heroes program.

PERSONAL:

  • Attended Northwestern High School (Miami, Florida).
  • Won back-to-back Florida state titles in 2006 and 2007, while finishing with undefeated records both years.
  • Son of Lynette David.
  • Born Lavonte David on January 23, 1990, in Miami, Florida.
 

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