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Jeff Davis
No. 58     
Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1960-01-26) January 26, 1960 (age 59)
Place of birth: Greensboro, North Carolina
High School: Greensboro (NC) Dudley
Career information
College: Clemson
NFL Draft: 1982 / Round: 5 / Pick: 128
Debuted in 1982 for the [[{{{debutteam}}}]]
Last played in 1987 for the [[{{{finalteam}}}]]
Career history
Career highlights and awards
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Tackles     662
Sacks     4
Interceptions     3
College Football Hall of Fame

Jeffrey Eugene Davis (born January 26, 1960) is a former American college and professional football player who was a linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) for six seasons during the 1980s. He played college football for Clemson University, and received All-American honors. He played professionally for the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Early yearsEdit

Davis was born in Greensboro, North Carolina.

College careerEdit

Davis played college football at Clemson. While there he set many records and helped Clemson defeat the Nebraska Cornhuskers in the 1982 Orange Bowl to win the National Championship. In his four years at Clemson from 1978 to 1981 he started 35 of 40 games, recording 469 tackles, four sacks, and four interceptions.

Davis was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2007.

Professional careerEdit

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers chose Davis in the fifth round (128th pick overall) of the 1982 NFL Draft, and he played for the Buccaneers from 1982 to 1987. He became a starter during his second season and led the team in tackles three times. He finished his career starting 72 of 83 games, and compiled 662 tackles, four sacks and three interceptions in his six-season pro career.

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