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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):

TCKL
66
SCK
0.0
FF
2
INT
--
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 350 270 80 9.0 1 17 6 114 -- 32 0 4 2
2014 TB 6 6 66 51 15 0.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 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 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 CAR L 14-20 10 9 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 STL L 17-19 7 5 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 @ATL L 14-56 9 7 2 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
4 @PIT W 27-24 12 10 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
5 @NO L 31-37 14 10 4 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 BAL L 17-48 14 10 4 -- -- 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 32 games he has played, totaling 282 tackles, 14 passes defensed, eight sacks and six interceptions.
  • Is one of only six NFL players to record 280+ tackles over the past two seasons.
  • Only NFL player with 8+ sacks and 6+ interceptions over the past two seasons.
  • 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, 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.
  • Became fifth NFL player and first linebacker since sacks became an official statistic in 1982 to record six sacks and five interceptions in the same season.
  • 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 Orelans (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).

 

2013 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Named Associated Press All-Pro First-Team following a season when he ranked fifth in the NFL in both tackles (143), solo tackles (106) 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, according to STATS, Inc.
  • 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.
  • Became fifth NFL player and first linebacker since sacks became an official statistic in 1982 to record six sacks and five interceptions in the same season.
  • Started season opener at New York Jets (9/8), registering eight tackles, including two for loss, one sack, one interception and two passes defensed.
  • Registered six tackles, including one for loss, a career-high 1.5 sacks, three quarterbacks hits and one pass defensed vs. New Orleans (9/15).
  • Notched nine tackles, including two for loss, and a half-sack at New England (9/22).
  • Posted five tackles and a pass defensed vs. Arizona (9/29). Added one special teams tackle.
  • Led team with nine tackles, including one for loss, and one sack vs. Philadelphia (10/13).
  • Topped team with 10 tackles (all solo), including three for loss, and one pass defensed at Atlanta (10/20). Led a rush defense that allowed just 18 yards on 18 attempts (1.0 avg.).
  • Led team with 12 tackles, including two for loss, and a sack vs. Carolina (10/24).
  • Tied for team lead with 11 tackles at Seattle (11/3).
  • Posted first career safety vs. Miami (11/11) among his seven tackles, including two for loss. Led Buccaneers run defense that allowed a franchise-low two rushing yards.
  • Led team with nine tackles, including one for loss, vs. Atlanta (11/17).
  • Led team with 12 tackles at Detroit (11/24) and added an interception and forced fumble. The perfomance earned him NFC Defensive Player of the Week.
  • Collected eight tackles, including one for loss, and an interception at Carolina (12/1).
  • Had career-high two interceptions, one sack, and a team-leading nine tackles vs. Buffalo (12/8).
  • Collected 10 tackles and a forced fumble  vs. San Francisco (12/15).
  • Led team with 11 tackles, including two for loss, and a fumble recovery at St. Louis (12/22).
  • Notched seven tackles, including one for loss, at New Orleans (12/29).

 

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.

 

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.
  • COMMUNITY
  • 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.

ACQUIRED BY BUCS

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

 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Has started all 32 games he has played, totaling 282 tackles, 14 passes defensed, eight sacks and six interceptions.
  • Is one of only six NFL players to record 280+ tackles over the past two seasons.
  • Only NFL player with 8+ sacks and 6+ interceptions over the past two seasons.
  • 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, 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.
  • Became fifth NFL player and first linebacker since sacks became an official statistic in 1982 to record six sacks and five interceptions in the same season.
  • 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 Orelans (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).

 

2013 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Named Associated Press All-Pro First-Team following a season when he ranked fifth in the NFL in both tackles (143), solo tackles (106) 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, according to STATS, Inc.
  • 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.
  • Became fifth NFL player and first linebacker since sacks became an official statistic in 1982 to record six sacks and five interceptions in the same season.
  • Started season opener at New York Jets (9/8), registering eight tackles, including two for loss, one sack, one interception and two passes defensed.
  • Registered six tackles, including one for loss, a career-high 1.5 sacks, three quarterbacks hits and one pass defensed vs. New Orleans (9/15).
  • Notched nine tackles, including two for loss, and a half-sack at New England (9/22).
  • Posted five tackles and a pass defensed vs. Arizona (9/29). Added one special teams tackle.
  • Led team with nine tackles, including one for loss, and one sack vs. Philadelphia (10/13).
  • Topped team with 10 tackles (all solo), including three for loss, and one pass defensed at Atlanta (10/20). Led a rush defense that allowed just 18 yards on 18 attempts (1.0 avg.).
  • Led team with 12 tackles, including two for loss, and a sack vs. Carolina (10/24).
  • Tied for team lead with 11 tackles at Seattle (11/3).
  • Posted first career safety vs. Miami (11/11) among his seven tackles, including two for loss. Led Buccaneers run defense that allowed a franchise-low two rushing yards.
  • Led team with nine tackles, including one for loss, vs. Atlanta (11/17).
  • Led team with 12 tackles at Detroit (11/24) and added an interception and forced fumble. The perfomance earned him NFC Defensive Player of the Week.
  • Collected eight tackles, including one for loss, and an interception at Carolina (12/1).
  • Had career-high two interceptions, one sack, and a team-leading nine tackles vs. Buffalo (12/8).
  • Collected 10 tackles and a forced fumble  vs. San Francisco (12/15).
  • Led team with 11 tackles, including two for loss, and a fumble recovery at St. Louis (12/22).
  • Notched seven tackles, including one for loss, at New Orleans (12/29).

 

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.

 

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.
  • COMMUNITY
  • 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.
 

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