Keionta Davis
No. 51, 58
Position:Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1994-03-01) March 1, 1994 (age 29)
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:280 lb (127 kg)
Career information
High school:Red Bank
(Red Bank, Tennessee)
College:Chattanooga
Undrafted:2017
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Total tackles:6
Sacks:0
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:0
Player stats at NFL.com

Keionta Leron Davis (born March 1, 1994) is a former American football defensive end. He played college football at Chattanooga.

College career

Accumulating 10.5 sacks, 44 tackles, 10 pass breakups, and a blocked field goal in his senior season (2016) for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Mocs football team, Davis was named Defensive Player of the Year of the Southern Conference by the league's coaches. Davis graduated with a degree in business.[1]

Professional career

After a stellar four-year career at Chattanooga and considered to be one of the top FCS prospects in the country, Davis was originally forecasted to be picked in the mid-rounds of the 2017 NFL Draft, however he was diagnosed with a bulging disc at the NFL Combine, causing him to go undrafted.[2]

New England Patriots

Davis signed as an undrafted free agent with the New England Patriots on August 11, 2017.[3] He was placed on the team's injured reserve on September 2, ending his season.[4]

Davis impressed in his second training camp and preseason with the Patriots, earning him a spot on the team's 53-man roster.[5] In 2018, the Patriots made it back to the Super Bowl and defeated the Los Angeles Rams 13–3 in Super Bowl LIII.[6][7]

Davis was waived/injured on August 25, 2019. He reverted to injured reserve the next day.[8]

Davis re-signed with the Patriots on a one-year contract on March 17, 2020.[9]

On April 26, 2020, the Patriots waived Davis.[10]

References

  1. ^ "Keionta Davis profile". Chattanooga Mocs football. Retrieved September 4, 2018.
  2. ^ "Keionta Davis, healthy again, is seeing his hard work pay off with playing time". The Boston Globe. August 21, 2018. Retrieved September 4, 2018.
  3. ^ "Patriots' Keionta Davis:Signs with New England". CBSsports.com. August 13, 2017. Retrieved September 4, 2018.
  4. ^ "2017 NFL roster cuts: Patriots place rookies Antonio Garcia, two more players on non-football reserve lists". PatsPulpit.com. September 2, 2017. Retrieved September 4, 2018.
  5. ^ "2018 Patriots roster cuts: New England keeps Keionta Davis and Ted Karras on its 53-man roster". PatsPulpit.com. September 1, 2018. Retrieved September 4, 2018.
  6. ^ "Keionta Davis: "That's my hometown, That's my City" repping Chattanooga ahead of SBLLLL". February 4, 2019.
  7. ^ Shpigel, Ben (February 4, 2019). "Patriots Win in Lowest-Scoring Super Bowl Ever". The New York Times. Retrieved October 31, 2023.
  8. ^ Buchmasser, Bernd (August 26, 2019). "Maurice Harris and Keionta Davis clear waivers, revert to the Patriots' injured reserve list". PatsPulpit.com. Retrieved August 27, 2019.
  9. ^ "Patriots' Keionta Davis: Re-signs with Patriots". CBSSports.com. March 17, 2020. Retrieved April 15, 2020.
  10. ^ "Patriots release DL Keionta Davis and DB Obi Melifonwu". Patriots.com. April 27, 2020.