Vontae Davis, former NFL player, dies at 35

Vontae Davis, a former NFL player for ten seasons, from 2009 to 2018, has died at the age of 35.

Oliver Thansan
Oliver Thansan
01 April 2024 Monday 16:38
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Vontae Davis, former NFL player, dies at 35

Vontae Davis, a former NFL player for ten seasons, from 2009 to 2018, has died at the age of 35. The former cornerback was found dead yesterday morning in his home in Florida by the police, who have opened an investigation to clarify the causes. of the death of the brother of former player Vernon Davis. Likewise, the authorities believe that it is not a crime.

Vontae Davis was selected in the first round of the Draft by the Miami Dolphins in 2009. He spent three years on the Florida team, where he took over as a starter from the first moment. Even so, in 2012, he was traded to the Indianapolis Colts, where he lived his best time in the NFL. With Indiana he became one of the best players in his position and played in the Pro Bowl twice, in 2014 and 2015.

However, his career slowed down starting in 2017. His continued physical problems led him to the bench, and the Colts released him at the end of the season. Before leaving the NFL a year later, in 2018, Davis played for the Buffalo Bills, although he abruptly announced his retirement in the second week of competition.

During his career, the former cornerback played 121 games, achieving 22 interceptions and 97 pass deflections. The Colts, on their social networks, have mourned the death of their former player: "We are devastated to hear about the death of Vontae Davis. He was an excellent player during his six seasons with the Colts, but he was a better teammate who carried a smile and always a positive energy. Our deepest condolences to his family and friends."

The NFL has also issued a statement in which it has assured that it "is heartbroken to learn of the death of Vontae Davis. Our thoughts are with his family and loved ones."