Leonard Davis
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  • Signed by the Detroit Lions November 7, 2011.
  • Released by the Cowboys July 28, 2011.
  • Signed by the Dallas Cowboys March 4, 2007.
  • Placed on injured reserve by the Cardinals December 31, 2004.
  • Placed on injured reserve by the Cardinals December 24, 2002.
  • Drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the first round (second overall) of the 2001 NFL Draft.

PRO: Three-time Pro Bowl selection from 2007-2009. Second team NFL All-Pro selection in 2007.

  • Has played and started in 155 games during his career.
  • One of the League’s most dominant run blockers.


  • Nicknamed ‘BIGG’
  • Played the bass in a heavy metal band with other Cowboys while playing in Dallas.
  • His brother Charlie played professionally with the Pittsburgh Steelers, St. Louis Cardinals and Houston Gamblers.
2011: Signed with Detroit November 7, 2011.
  • Inactive at Chicago (11/13), vs. Carolina (11/20), vs. Green Bay (11/24), at New Orleans (12/4), vs. Minnesota (12/11), at Oakland (12/18) and vs. San Diego (12/24).

2010: Started all 16 games for the Cowboys.

  • Helped block for Dallas quarterbacks Tony Romo and Jon Kitna, who combined to throw for nearly 4,200 yards.
  • Paved the way for RB Felix Jones to rush for 800 yards on the season.
  • Part of an offensive line that averaged 111.6 rushing yards per game and 252.6 passing yards per game.

2009: Started all 16 games and earned his third consecutive Pro Bowl berth.

  • Helped the Cowboys finish second in the NFL in total offense, averaging 399.4 yards per game.
  • Dallas gained 6,390 yards of offense to mark the most in team history.
  • Cleared the way for back-to-back 200+ yard rushing games.
  • Helped the club win its 17th NFC East Division title while paving the way for 179 rushing yards and 311 passing yards for 474 total yards of offense - upping their single-season club high of 400-yard games to eight against Philadelphia (1/3/10).
  • The offense gained 6,390 total yards on the season to establish a single-season club record and mark the first time the club has topped 6,000 yards in a season.

2008: Earned his second consecutive Pro Bowl berth in 2008 as he started all 16 games at right guard for Dallas.

  • Dallas’ passing game finished ninth in the NFL (fifth in the NFC) with 236.8 yards per game.
  • In the win at Cleveland (9/7), the offensive line did not allow a sack as the offense rolled up 487 total yards- the highest yardage output on the road since 541 yards at Washington (9/12/99). The ground game picked up 167 yards with three touchdowns while Romo had time to complete 24-of-32 passes for 320 yards with one touchdown and one interception.
  • Allowed time for Romo to throw for 312 yards to mark back-to-back 300-yard passing games in the home opening win against Philadelphia (9/15). Also did not allow a sack for the second consecutive week.
  • Provided holes for a running game that finished with 217 total yards on 35 carries at Green Bay (9/21) - the most team rushing yards since 217 on 41 carries at Tennessee (10/1/06).
  • The line did not allow a sack in 47 passing attempts against Washington (9/28) as Romo threw for 300 yards - his 13th career 300-yard passing game, tying him with Troy Aikman for the most in club history.
  • In the overtime loss at Arizona (10/12), the line allowed time for Romo to throw for 300 yards for the 14th time of his career - the most by any Cowboys quarterback.

2007: Earned his first Pro Bowl selection after starting all 16 games at right guard.

  • Was one of 13 Cowboys selected – setting a team and NFL record.
  • Was also a second-team All-Pro selection by the Associated Press.
  • Played a key role in one of the most prolific offensive seasons in club history, while helping the team to a club-record tying 13 victories and the first NFC East title for Dallas since 1998.
  • The Dallas offense finished the season second in the NFL in scoring (first in the NFC) with an average of 28.4 points-per-game. The 455 points scored marked the second-most in club history behind the 1983 team (479 points).
  • With an average of 365.7 yards-per-game, the Cowboys were third in the NFL (second in the NFC) in total offense.
  • Helped the offense put up 431 total yards at Chicago (9/23) as the Cowboys produced a 100-yard rusher (Marion Barber), 100-yard receiver (Terrell Owens) and a 300-yard passer (Romo) for the first time in a game since an overtime win at Washington (9/12/99).

2006: Started 16 regular season games at left tackle for the Arizona Cardinals.

  • Was the leader of a unit that helped Edgerrin James become the first 1,000-yard rusher for Arizona since Adrian Murrell in 1998.
  • Helped James produce the Cardinals first individual 100-yard rushing game since 2004 when he ran for 115 yards at St. Louis (12/3).
  • Then helped James rush for 115 yards the following week in a 27-21 win over Seattle (12/10). The Cardinals line did not allow a sack of quarterback Matt Leinart.
  • Two weeks later, James gained 105 yards in a 26-20 win at San Francisco (12/24).

2005: Started the first 15 games at left tackle before a knee injury forced him to miss the final game of the season at Indianapolis (1/1/06).

  • His blocking helped Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner complete a club-record 64.5 percent of his 375 pass attempts.
  • The Cardinals finished with the NFL’s best passing offense for the first time in club history with 277.3 yards per-game and ranked eighth in the NFL in total offense with 348.4 yards-per-game.

2004: Made a successful switch to left tackle after playing guard his first three years in the NFL.

  • Started 15 games at left tackle in 2004 under first-year Cardinals head coach Dennis Green.
  • Arizona went 6-10, including 5-3 at home, giving the Cardinals a winning record at home for the first time since 1998.
  • Helped the NFL’s all-time leading rusher, Emmitt Smith, rush for 937 yards and nine touchdowns in his final season. Smith finished his career with 18,355 rushing yards.

2003: Missed the preseason after breaking a bone in his right hand during training camp.

  • Started the regular season at right guard in Detroit (9/7) marking the first time he had played right guard since the 2001 season finale at Washington (1/6/02).
  • Blocking helped rookie WR Anquan Boldin set a rookie record for receptions with 101. Boldin also had 1,377 receiving yards.

2002: A preseason injury to starting right tackle Anthony Clement forced Davis to move to right tackle for the first time in his NFL career.

  • Made first pro start at right tackle in the season opener at Washington (9/8).
  • While playing tackle and his regular position, right guard, helped Marcel Shipp rush for 834 yards and 4.4 yards per carry.

2001: As a rookie, started 16 regular season games at right guard.

  • Was a consensus All-Rookie selection despite suffering from back spasms late in the season.
  • The Cardinals offensive line allowed just 29 sacks, the second-fewest in a 16-game season in Cardinals history. The 1978 Cardinals, which featured three Pro Bowlers – center Tom Banks, tackle Dan Dierdorf, and guard Bob Young – allowed 22 sacks.

COLLEGE: All-American tackle for the Longhorns as a senior.

  • All-Big 12 Conference first-team selection as a senior. Second-team All-Big 12 as a junior.
  • As a senior, he was a finalist for the Outland Trophy, given to the top lineman in college football.
  • Started 21 of the Texas’ final 24 games in his career, including 20 straight.
  • Played left tackle as a junior and senior.
  • Participated in three bowl games.
  • Began his career at Texas as a defensive lineman.

PERSONAL: Attended Wortham High School.

  • Parade All-American as a senior.
  • Lettered in basketball and track as well.
  • Youth and community services major at Texas.
  • He has 21 half-brothers and sister.
  • Married in April 2004 to Amanda. They have two girls Meeya and Mariya.
  • Celebrity host for the Arizona Epilepsy Foundation, Child Hope USA and Champions for Christ.

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