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David Givens
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No. 87     
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1980-08-16) August 16, 1980 (age 39)
Place of birth: Youngstown, Ohio
Career information
College: Notre Dame
NFL Draft: 2002 / Round: 7 / Pick: 253
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* New England Patriots ( 2002 2005)
Career highlights and awards
* 2× Super Bowl champion (XXXVIII, XXXIX)
Receptions     166
Receiving yards     2,318
Receiving touchdowns     12
Stats at NFL.com

David Lamar Givens (born August 16, 1980) is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League. He was drafted by the New England Patriots in the seventh round of the 2002 NFL Draft. He played college football at Notre Dame, primarily as a running back.

Givens also played for the Tennessee Titans.

Early yearsEdit

Givens graduated from Humble High School in Humble, Texas in 1998, the same high school as fellow NFL players David Boston, Bertrand Berry, Sammy Davis Will Peoples and Jackie Battle

Professional careerEdit

New England PatriotsEdit

Givens caught nine passes and one touchdown his rookie year for the New England Patriots in 2002, and improved in each of the next two seasons. He posted 34 catches and led his team with six touchdowns in 2003 and 56 catches in 2004 despite scoring just three times. His best performances in his career came in the postseason. Beginning with the 2003 AFC Championship Game against the Indianapolis Colts, Givens scored at least one touchdown the Patriots' next seven playoff games, including both Super Bowl XXXVIII and Super Bowl XXXIX. In 2005, Givens caught a career-high 59 passes and was the Patriots' number two receiver for the second year in a row.

In Super Bowl XXXIX against the Philadelphia Eagles, Givens mocked the wing-flap celebration of Eagles receiver Terrell Owens after catching a four-yard touchdown from Tom Brady.

Givens was the Patriots' record holder in postseason touchdown receptions until 2015, before being surpassed by Rob Gronkowski who scored his eighth playoff touchdown against the Kansas City Chiefs in the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs on January 20, 2016, and has the second-longest streak of consecutive post-season games with a touchdown reception, with seven.[1]

Tennessee TitansEdit

Givens signed a 5-year deal worth $24 million with the Tennessee Titans on March 14, 2006. His first season with the Titans ended prematurely in Week 10, after he tore his anterior cruciate ligament. He also missed the entire 2007 season. On February 27, 2008, he was released by the Titans. In 2009 Givens sued the Titans for $25 Million claiming that his ACL tear was due to the Titans doctors failing to adequetly test his knee, his lawsuit was dismissed in 2010.[2]

NFL statisticsEdit

Year Team Games Receptions Yards Yards per Reception Longest Reception Touchdowns First Downs Fumbles Fumbles Lost
2002 NE 12 9 92 10.2 30 1 4 1 0
2003 NE 13 34 510 15.0 57 6 24 0 0
2004 NE 15 56 874 15.6 50 3 47 0 0
2005 NE 13 59 738 12.5 40 2 32 0 0
2006 TEN 5 8 104 13.0 27 0 5 0 0
Career 58 166 2,318 14.0 57 12 112 1 0
[3]

References Edit

  1. http://www.nfl.com/superbowl/records/playoffs/player/receiving
  2. http://www.espn.com/nfl/news/story?id=4496837
  3. "David Givens Stats". ESPN Internet Ventures. http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/stats/_/id/3757/david-givens. Retrieved April 4, 2014.

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