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Thomas Davis
LB #58
Height:
6-1
Weight:
235
Age:
35
College:
Georgia
Hometown:
Shellman, Ga.
Experience:
14

Quick Stats (2017):

TCKL
76
SCK
2.5
FF
0
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 1,015 739 276 28.0 0 46 13 79 -- 31 0 18 9
2017 CAR 15 15 76 52 24 2.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
2016 CAR 16 16 106 73 33 2.5 0 4 3 35 11.7 31 0 1 2
2015 CAR 16 16 105 75 30 5.5 -- 7 4 22 5.5 22 0 4 1
2014 CAR 15 15 100 66 34 2.5 -- 3 -- -- -- -- -- 2 1
2013 CAR 16 16 123 85 38 4.0 -- 7 2 -2 -1 0 0 1 --
2012 CAR 15 12 105 70 35 0.0 -- 3 1 0 -- 0 0 2 1
2011 CAR 2 2 12 6 6 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
2009 CAR 7 7 61 48 13 1.5 0 5 2 24 12 24 0 0 --
2008 CAR 16 16 113 92 21 3.5 -- 6 -- -- -- -- -- 2 1
2007 CAR 16 16 88 72 16 3.0 -- 5 1 0 -- 0 0 2 1
2006 CAR 14 14 88 69 19 1.5 -- 6 -- -- -- -- -- 2 --
2005 CAR 16 1 38 31 7 1.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 2 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 @SF W 23-3 7 7 0 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 BUF W 9-3 7 5 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 NO L 13-34 7 5 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 @NE W 33-30 2 2 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 @DET W 27-24 3 1 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
6 PHI L 23-28 6 4 2 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 @CHI L 3-17 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
8 @TB W 17-3 6 4 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
9 ATL W 20-17 5 3 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
10 MIA W 45-21 3 2 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
12 @NYJ W 35-27 9 4 5 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
13 @NO L 21-31 2 1 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
14 MIN W 31-24 4 4 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
15 GB W 31-24 4 1 3 0.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
17 @ATL L 10-22 10 8 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Bio

FRANCHISE RANKINGS
• Ranks first in franchise history with 1,174 tackles.
• 164 regular season games played are the most by a linebacker in franchise history and fourth-most among all-time Panthers.
• 146 regular season games started are the third-most in team history.
• Carolina's all-time leader in playoff experience, playing in 11 career postseason contests.

NFL RANKINGS
• Ranks third among active NFL linebackers with 998 career tackles (according to press box statistics).
• Since 2012, Thomas Davis has tallied 10 interceptions, tied for second-most among NFL linebackers during that time behind only teammate Luke Kuechly (15).

PRO CAREER
• Earned third consecutive Pro Bowl nomination in 2017 after starting all 15 games played and finishing second on the team with 88 tackles...Key contributor on a defensive unit in that ranked seventh in the NFL in total yards allowed (317.1 per game), third in rushing yards allowed (88.1 per game) and third in total sacks (50).
• Finished the 2017 season with 88 tackles, 2.5 sacks, eight quarterback pressures and one fumble recovery.
• Named to second consecutive Pro Bowl in 2016 after starting all 16 games played and leading the team with 132 tackles...Marked fifth-consecutive season with at least 100 tackles...Finished second on the team with three interceptions.
• Key contributor on a defensive unit that finished second in the NFL with 47 sacks and tied for fourth in the League with 17 interceptions in 2016.
• Scored first career touchdown on a 46-yard fumble return vs. Arizona (10/30/16). •Registered 1,000th career tackle at New Orleans (10/16/16).
• Named to first career Pro Bowl and earned first-team All-Pro honors, starting all 16 games for Carolina in 2015...Finished with fifth career and fourth consecutive 100-tackle season with 123 tackles.
• Recorded career highs with 5.5 sacks and four interceptions, the only player in the NFL in 2015 to record five or more sacks and four or more interceptions.
• Key member of unit that finished 2015 in the top 10 in the NFL in total defense for the fourth consecutive year, rating sixth…Part of defense that helped Carolina lead the NFL in interceptions (24), takeaways (39), points off turnovers (148) and turnover differential (+20).
• Played and started 15 games for Carolina in 2014, finishing with 129 tackles, 2.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and six passes defensed.
• Key member of a unit that finished in the top 10 in the NFL in total defense for the third consecutive year in 2014...Defense set NFL playoff record for fewest net yards allowed in a game with 78 vs. Arizona (1/3/15).
• Named 2014 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year...Award recognizes a player’s off-the-field community service as well as playing excellence.
• Produced best season of his career in 2013, setting or tying career highs in tackles (151) and passes defensed (8)...Named to USA Today All-Joe Team for his efforts.
• Key member in 2013 of Carolina unit that ranked second in the NFL in total defense and points allowed and led the league in sacks while finishing second in rushing defense and sixth in passing defense.
• Named NFC Defensive Player of the Month for November 2013...Totaled 38 tackles, one sack, one quarterback pressure, one forced fumble, one interception and two passes defensed as Panthers went 4-0 during month.
• Earned NFC Defensive Player of the Week for performance at Minnesota (10/13/13)...Produced 10 tackles, a career-high two sacks, one quarterback pressure and one pass defensed in Panthers’ 35-10 win.
• Played in 15 games with 12 starts for Carolina in 2012, completing comeback from tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in 2009, 2010 and 2011...Became the first known NFL player to return and play a full season after having three ACL surgeries on the same knee...Finished second on the team with 118 tackles, his second career 100-tackle season.
• Tied career high with 18 tackles vs. Tampa Bay (11/18/12)…Originally recorded 18 tackles vs. Philadelphia (9/13/09).
• Started the first two games at linebacker for Carolina in 2011 before being placed on injured reserve with an injured right knee...Collected 17 tackles, two quarterback pressures and one fumble recovery. • Missed entire 2010 season with a right knee injury.
• Appeared in seven games in 2009 before being placed on injured reserve with a right knee injury. • Recorded 136 tackles and 3.5 sacks in 2008.
• Registered his first career interception when he victimized Dallas quarterback Tony Romo in the fourth quarter (12/22/07).
• Ranked second on defense with 96 tackles in 2006.
• Registered his first NFL sack vs. New England (9/18/05) when he took down Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.
• Forced first career fumble at Arizona (10/9/05) against Cardinals wide receiver Anquan Boldin.
• Earned first NFL start at safety as a rookie in season-opener vs. New Orleans (9/11/05).

HONORS
• 3x Pro Bowl (2017, 2016, 2015)
• AP All-Pro First Team (2015)
• PFWA All-NFC Team (2015)
• Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year (2014)
• Byron “Whizzer” White Award Winner (2015)
• Athletes in Action/Bart Starr Award (2015)
• Finalist for Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year Award (2015)
• NFC Defensive Player of the Month (2013, November)
• NFC Defensive Player of the Week (2013, Week 6)
• Ed Block Courage Award Winner (2011)

TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Carolina in the first round (14th overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft (4/23/05)...Placed on injured reserve with an injured right knee by Carolina (11/10/09)...Placed on reserve/physically unable to perform with an injured right knee by Carolina (8/31/10)...Signed to contract extension by Carolina (7/30/11)...Placed on injured reserve with an injured right knee by Carolina (9/19/11)...Signed to contract extension by Carolina (6/15/15).

GP/GS: Career (164/146) [11/8]; 2017 (15/15) [1/1]; 2016 (16/16); 2015 (16/16) [3/3]; 2014 (15/15) [2/2]; 2013 (16/16) [1/1]; 2012 (15/12); 2011 (2/2); 2010 (PUP); 2009 (7/7); 2008 (16/16) [1/1]; 2007 (16/16); 2006 (14/14); 2005 (16/1) [3/0].

2017: Started all 15 games played...Finished second on the team with 88 tackles...Added 2.5 sacks, eight quarterback pressures and one fumble recovery...Key contributor on a defensive unit in that ranked seventh in the NFL in total yards allowed (317.1 per game), third in rushing yards allowed (88.1 per game) and third in total sacks (50)...Missed one game after being suspended for an illegal hit on Packers wide receiver Davante Adams in Week 15 vs. Green Bay (12/17)...At San Francisco (9/10)…Started at linebacker…Led the team with nine tackles…Also tallied one sack, bringing down 49ers quarterback Brian Hoyer for an eight-yard loss in the second quarter...At Detroit (10/8)...Started at linebacker...Tallied two tackles and one fumble recovery...At New York Jets (11/26)…Started at linebacker...Recorded nine tackles, tying his season-high set in Week 1...Also added three quarterback pressures...Vs. Green Bay (12/17)...Started at linebacker...Tallied four tackles and one half-sack...Vs. Tampa Bay (12/24)...Suspended one game for an illegal hit in Week 16...At Atlanta (12/31)...Started at linebacker and recorded a season-high 11 tackles. POSTSEASON: Started in Wild Card Playoff at New Orleans (1/7/18) and recorded five tackles and one quarterback pressure.

COLLEGE: Ended career at Georgia with 272 tackles, 10.5 sacks, three interceptions, and 17 tackles for loss...Entered draft following junior season...Earned starts in 25 of the 39 games played...Contributed as a free safety and linebacker...Unanimous first-team All-SEC selection as a junior...First-team All-America by The Sporting News and the American Football Coaches Association...Semifinalist for the Bednarik Award, given to the nation’s top defensive player...Started 10 games at free safety and led the Bulldogs in tackles with 81 for the second consecutive season…Collected three sacks, five tackles for loss, three forced fumbles and one interception on the season.

PERSONAL: Attended Randolph-Clay HS in Shellman, Ga....Majored in consumer economics at Georgia.

FRANCHISE RANKINGS
• Ranks first in franchise history with 1,174 tackles.
• 164 regular season games played are the most by a linebacker in franchise history and fourth-most among all-time Panthers.
• 146 regular season games started are the third-most in team history.
• Carolina's all-time leader in playoff experience, playing in 11 career postseason contests.

NFL RANKINGS
• Ranks third among active NFL linebackers with 998 career tackles (according to press box statistics).
• Since 2012, Thomas Davis has tallied 10 interceptions, tied for second-most among NFL linebackers during that time behind only teammate Luke Kuechly (15).

PRO CAREER
• Earned third consecutive Pro Bowl nomination in 2017 after starting all 15 games played and finishing second on the team with 88 tackles...Key contributor on a defensive unit in that ranked seventh in the NFL in total yards allowed (317.1 per game), third in rushing yards allowed (88.1 per game) and third in total sacks (50).
• Finished the 2017 season with 88 tackles, 2.5 sacks, eight quarterback pressures and one fumble recovery.
• Named to second consecutive Pro Bowl in 2016 after starting all 16 games played and leading the team with 132 tackles...Marked fifth-consecutive season with at least 100 tackles...Finished second on the team with three interceptions.
• Key contributor on a defensive unit that finished second in the NFL with 47 sacks and tied for fourth in the League with 17 interceptions in 2016.
• Scored first career touchdown on a 46-yard fumble return vs. Arizona (10/30/16). •Registered 1,000th career tackle at New Orleans (10/16/16).
• Named to first career Pro Bowl and earned first-team All-Pro honors, starting all 16 games for Carolina in 2015...Finished with fifth career and fourth consecutive 100-tackle season with 123 tackles.
• Recorded career highs with 5.5 sacks and four interceptions, the only player in the NFL in 2015 to record five or more sacks and four or more interceptions.
• Key member of unit that finished 2015 in the top 10 in the NFL in total defense for the fourth consecutive year, rating sixth…Part of defense that helped Carolina lead the NFL in interceptions (24), takeaways (39), points off turnovers (148) and turnover differential (+20).
• Played and started 15 games for Carolina in 2014, finishing with 129 tackles, 2.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and six passes defensed.
• Key member of a unit that finished in the top 10 in the NFL in total defense for the third consecutive year in 2014...Defense set NFL playoff record for fewest net yards allowed in a game with 78 vs. Arizona (1/3/15).
• Named 2014 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year...Award recognizes a player’s off-the-field community service as well as playing excellence.
• Produced best season of his career in 2013, setting or tying career highs in tackles (151) and passes defensed (8)...Named to USA Today All-Joe Team for his efforts.
• Key member in 2013 of Carolina unit that ranked second in the NFL in total defense and points allowed and led the league in sacks while finishing second in rushing defense and sixth in passing defense.
• Named NFC Defensive Player of the Month for November 2013...Totaled 38 tackles, one sack, one quarterback pressure, one forced fumble, one interception and two passes defensed as Panthers went 4-0 during month.
• Earned NFC Defensive Player of the Week for performance at Minnesota (10/13/13)...Produced 10 tackles, a career-high two sacks, one quarterback pressure and one pass defensed in Panthers’ 35-10 win.
• Played in 15 games with 12 starts for Carolina in 2012, completing comeback from tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in 2009, 2010 and 2011...Became the first known NFL player to return and play a full season after having three ACL surgeries on the same knee...Finished second on the team with 118 tackles, his second career 100-tackle season.
• Tied career high with 18 tackles vs. Tampa Bay (11/18/12)…Originally recorded 18 tackles vs. Philadelphia (9/13/09).
• Started the first two games at linebacker for Carolina in 2011 before being placed on injured reserve with an injured right knee...Collected 17 tackles, two quarterback pressures and one fumble recovery. • Missed entire 2010 season with a right knee injury.
• Appeared in seven games in 2009 before being placed on injured reserve with a right knee injury. • Recorded 136 tackles and 3.5 sacks in 2008.
• Registered his first career interception when he victimized Dallas quarterback Tony Romo in the fourth quarter (12/22/07).
• Ranked second on defense with 96 tackles in 2006.
• Registered his first NFL sack vs. New England (9/18/05) when he took down Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.
• Forced first career fumble at Arizona (10/9/05) against Cardinals wide receiver Anquan Boldin.
• Earned first NFL start at safety as a rookie in season-opener vs. New Orleans (9/11/05).

HONORS
• 3x Pro Bowl (2017, 2016, 2015)
• AP All-Pro First Team (2015)
• PFWA All-NFC Team (2015)
• Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year (2014)
• Byron “Whizzer” White Award Winner (2015)
• Athletes in Action/Bart Starr Award (2015)
• Finalist for Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year Award (2015)
• NFC Defensive Player of the Month (2013, November)
• NFC Defensive Player of the Week (2013, Week 6)
• Ed Block Courage Award Winner (2011)

TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Carolina in the first round (14th overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft (4/23/05)...Placed on injured reserve with an injured right knee by Carolina (11/10/09)...Placed on reserve/physically unable to perform with an injured right knee by Carolina (8/31/10)...Signed to contract extension by Carolina (7/30/11)...Placed on injured reserve with an injured right knee by Carolina (9/19/11)...Signed to contract extension by Carolina (6/15/15).

GP/GS: Career (164/146) [11/8]; 2017 (15/15) [1/1]; 2016 (16/16); 2015 (16/16) [3/3]; 2014 (15/15) [2/2]; 2013 (16/16) [1/1]; 2012 (15/12); 2011 (2/2); 2010 (PUP); 2009 (7/7); 2008 (16/16) [1/1]; 2007 (16/16); 2006 (14/14); 2005 (16/1) [3/0].

2017: Started all 15 games played...Finished second on the team with 88 tackles...Added 2.5 sacks, eight quarterback pressures and one fumble recovery...Key contributor on a defensive unit in that ranked seventh in the NFL in total yards allowed (317.1 per game), third in rushing yards allowed (88.1 per game) and third in total sacks (50)...Missed one game after being suspended for an illegal hit on Packers wide receiver Davante Adams in Week 15 vs. Green Bay (12/17)...At San Francisco (9/10)…Started at linebacker…Led the team with nine tackles…Also tallied one sack, bringing down 49ers quarterback Brian Hoyer for an eight-yard loss in the second quarter...At Detroit (10/8)...Started at linebacker...Tallied two tackles and one fumble recovery...At New York Jets (11/26)…Started at linebacker...Recorded nine tackles, tying his season-high set in Week 1...Also added three quarterback pressures...Vs. Green Bay (12/17)...Started at linebacker...Tallied four tackles and one half-sack...Vs. Tampa Bay (12/24)...Suspended one game for an illegal hit in Week 16...At Atlanta (12/31)...Started at linebacker and recorded a season-high 11 tackles. POSTSEASON: Started in Wild Card Playoff at New Orleans (1/7/18) and recorded five tackles and one quarterback pressure.

COLLEGE: Ended career at Georgia with 272 tackles, 10.5 sacks, three interceptions, and 17 tackles for loss...Entered draft following junior season...Earned starts in 25 of the 39 games played...Contributed as a free safety and linebacker...Unanimous first-team All-SEC selection as a junior...First-team All-America by The Sporting News and the American Football Coaches Association...Semifinalist for the Bednarik Award, given to the nation’s top defensive player...Started 10 games at free safety and led the Bulldogs in tackles with 81 for the second consecutive season…Collected three sacks, five tackles for loss, three forced fumbles and one interception on the season.

PERSONAL: Attended Randolph-Clay HS in Shellman, Ga....Majored in consumer economics at Georgia.