PLAYER
Jarrad Davis
LB #40
Height:
6-1
Weight:
238
Age:
21
College:
Florida
Hometown:
Kingsland, GA
Experience:
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Biography

Enters his rookie season with the Lions after being selected in the first round (21st overall) in the 2017 NFL Draft.

MANE FACTS

  • Pronunciation: Jared

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  • Drafted by the Detroit Lions in the first round (21st overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft.

PRO

Enters his rookie season with the Lions after being selected in the first round (21st overall) in the 2017 NFL Draft.

COLLEGE

A two-year starter and key member of the Florida Gators linebacker corps, recorded 201 total tackles, 5.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and one interception in four seasons.

2016: Finished second on the team in total tackles for the second consecutive season despite missing four games due to injury. Started in nine games and recorded 60 tackles, six tackles for loss, two sacks and four pass defenses.

  • One of five finalists for the Butkus Award, presented annually to the nation’s top college linebacker.
  • Earned Second Team All-SEC honors by the league’s coaches.
  • Named to the SEC Football Community Service Team.

2015: Played in 14 games (12 starts) and finished second on the team with 98 total tackles. Also posted the third-most tackles for loss (11) while adding 3.5 sacks, four pass defenses and one interception.

2014: Posted 23 total tackles on the season. Saw action in nine games with one start at linebacker before an injury forced him to miss the final three games of the season.

2013: Made an impact primarily on special teams as a true freshman. Appeared in all 12 games and started in one contest at linebacker. 

  • Named the team’s Most Valuable Special Teams Player.
  • Recorded a season-high seven tackles (six solo) in his first career start at linebacker against Georgia Southern.
  • Named to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.

PERSONAL

Attended Camden County High School (Kingsland, Ga.).

  • Helped Camden County to an 11-2 record and the quarterfinals of the Georgia Class 6A state playoffs during his senior season.
  • Finished his final year of high school with a team-leading 114 tackles (69 solo), five tackles for loss and three forced fumbles.
  • In 2011, finished the year with 61 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, two sacks and two forced fumbles.

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