Football


Vontae Davis
Vontae Davis
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Hometown:
Washington, D.C.

High School:
Dunbar

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 204

Position:
DB

Experience:
3-2

10/28/2006

Illinois at Wisconsin

Illinois at Wisconsin

  • 2008 Playboy All-America
  • Preseason First-Team All-America (by The Sporting News)
  • 2008 Bronko Nagurski Trophy Candidate
  • 2008 Chuck Bednarik Award Candidate
  • 2008 Jim Thorpe Award Candidate
  • Preseason Second-Team All-America (by Lindy's)
  • Preseason Third-Team All-America (by Anthlon)
  • Named Big Ten's Best Athlete (by The Sporting News)
  • Rated the No. 14 player in the nation (by The Sporting News)
  • Rated the No. 4 cornerback in the nation (by Lindy's)
  • Preseason First-Team All-Big Ten (by Athlon)
  • Preseason First-Team All-Big Ten (by Blue Ribbon)
  • Preseason First-Team All-Big Ten (by The Sporting News)
  • Rated the No. 2 cornerback in the Big Ten (by The Sporting News)
  • Rated the No. 1 overall 2009 NFL draft prospect (by The Sporting News)
  • 2007 Jim Thorpe Award Semifinalist
  • 2007 First-Team All-Big Ten (by coaches)
  • 2007 Second-Team All-Big Ten (by media)

2008: 2008 Jim Thorpe Award Semifinalist ... Earned unanimous first-team All-Big Ten honors by both the coaches and media ... 2008 Playboy All-American ... Rivals.com third-team All-American ... Ranked eighth in the Illinois history book in career passes broken up with 22 ... Ranked third in the Big Ten in fumbles forced (0.25/game) ... Ranked 15th in the Big Ten in tackles per game with 6.5 ...Led the team in tackles in the season finale with nine, including eight solo stops and an interception ... Totalled five tackles against Ohio State, with a TFL and a PBU ... Had six tackles against Western Michigan, including 0.5 TFLs ... Sealed the victory over Iowa with his first interception of the season, and returned two kickoffs ... Had three tackles at Wisconsin ... Led the Illini against Indiana with a forced fumble and seven tackles, including a TFL ... Tied his career high with two PBUs vs. Minnesota, also totaling seven tackles and a TFL ... Had nine tackles - six solos - and 2.0 TFLs at Michigan, with a forced fumble and a PBU ... Had seven tackles, including four solos, at Penn State and returned one kickoff for 21 yards ... Led the Illini and tied his career high with 13 tackles - 11 solos - against Louisiana Lafayette ... Also recorded 1.5 TFLs, had a PBU and forced and recovered a fumble against ULL ... Recorded five tackles - three solos - with a PBU and a QB hurry against Eastern Illinois ... Also returned one kickoff for 28 yards against the Panthers ... Totaled five tackles, including four solos, and had two PBUs against No. 6 Missouri.

2007: Was a 2007 Jim Thorpe Award semifinalist, the only sophomore on the list ... Earned first-team All-Big Ten honors by the coaches and second-team by the media ... Was named first-team All-Big Ten by Rivals.com ... Sixth in interceptions and sixth in passes defended in the Big Ten ... Posted a career-best, team-leading 13 tackles, all of which were solo stops, in the Rose Bowl against USC ... Also had a tackle for loss vs. the Trojans ... Had five tackles - including two solos - and had a TFL and a PBU at No. 1 Ohio State ... Notched three solo tackles and recorded an interception and a PBU at Minnesota ... Recorded seven tackles - including four solos - and had a PBU against Ball State ... Notched three solo tackles and had a career-long 63-yard kickoff return to open the game against No. 25 Michigan ... Had eight tackles, including six solos, at Iowa ... Notched six tackles - including four solos - and had an interception and a PBU against No. 5 Wisconsin ... Collected three solo tackles, an interception and a QB hurry against No. 21 Penn State ... Starred at Indiana, recording nine tackles - including a career-high seven solos - an interception, a PBU, his second blocked punt of the season and a kickoff return for 11 yards ... Had four tackles - including two solos - and 0.5 TFLs at Syracuse ... Notched five tackles - including three solos - a career-high two PBUs and 0.5 TFLs against Western Illinois ... Blocked the first punt of his career against Missouri and returned it two yards for a touchdown, the Illini's first score of the season ... Recorded a career-high 10 tackles, - including a career-best six solos - one TFL and one PBU against Mizzou.

2006: Named to Freshman All-America first teams by The Sporting News, Scout.com and Rivals.com ... Earned honorable mention All-Big Ten honors by both the coaches and the media ... Named to the freshman All-Big Ten team by The Sporting News ... Named the team's Rookie of the Year ... Recorded five tackles and recovered a fumble at Northwestern ... Had four tackles and a pass broken up vs. Purdue ... Had four tackles, including one for loss and a pass broken up vs. Ohio State ... Tied a career high with five solo tackles at Wisconsin, making eight total stops vs. the Badgers ... Recorded four solo tackles and had a PBU at Penn State ... Recorded two tackles, including a solo, against Ohio ... Recorded a career-high nine tackles, including a career-best five solos, against Indiana ... Assisted on two tackles and recorded a PBU at Michigan State ... Recorded seven tackles, including three solos, against Iowa ... Also broke up a pass against the Hawkeyes ... Recorded four tackles against Syracuse, including one solo ... Also registered one-half of a TFL and one PBU against the Orange ... Started first career game against Eastern Illinois, recording two solo tackles, a tackle-for-loss and an interception ... Davis' interception came in the end zone, thwarting a Panther drive.

High School: Washington Post first-team All-Metro ... PrepStar All-American ... D.C. Gatorade Player of the Year ... DCIAA West first-team All-Conference ...Named the No. 1 recruit in the DC area by Rivals.com ... Rated a three-star recruit by Rivals.com and Scout.com ... Recorded eight interceptions and 38 solo tackles as a senior ... Also had 25 receptions for 612 yards ... Recorded over 1,000 all-purpose yards in 2005 ... Led Dunbar HS to a 9-2 record and defeated Coolidge in the Turkey Bowl, the DCIAA city championship game ... Third-fastest DB at the State College NIKE camp ... Recorded 4.40 second 40-yard dash and 33-inch vertical jump ... High school coach was Craig Jefferies ... Chose Illinois over Maryland, Michigan State and Virginia.

Personal: Full given name is Vontae O. Davis ... Born on May 27, 1988 ... Raised by his grandmother, Adeline Davis ... Brother, Vernon, played tight end at Maryland and was the sixth overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft, selected by the San Francisco 49ers ... Majoring in speech communication.


Career Highs:

Tackles: 13, twice (last vs. Louisiana Lafayette, 9/13/08)
Solos: 13 vs. USC, 1/1/08
Int: 1, seven times (last time at Northwestern 11/22/08)
TFL: 2 at Michigan, 10/4/08
QB Hurry: 1, twice (last vs. Eastern Illinois, 9/6/08)
PBU: 2, three times (last vs. Minnesota, 10/11/08)
Forced Fumble: 1, three times (last vs. Indiana 10/18/08)
Fumble Recovery: 1, twice (last vs. Louisiana Lafayette, 9/13/08)
Blocked Punt: 1, twice (last time at Indiana, 9/22/07
KO Return: 2 vs. Iowa, 11/1/08
Long KO Return: 63 vs. Michigan, 10/20/07


Davis' Statistics:

Season Totals Rushing Receiving Passing Kick Ret Punt Ret all
Year no. yds td lg no. yds td lg c-a-i yds td lg no. yds td lg no. yds td lg purp
2006 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 4 116 0 63 2 31 1 2 147
2008 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 5 99 0 28 0 0 0 0 108
TOTALS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 9 215 0 63 2 31 1 2 255

Season Totals Tackles Sacks Fumble Int pass blkd PAT PAT
Year solo ast total tfl yds no. yds ff fr yds no. yds qbh brup kick kicks rush rcv saf pts
2006 30 22 52 2.5 7 0.0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 6 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
2007 56 20 76 4.0 9 0.0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 8 2 0-0 0 0 0 6
2008 53 25 78 7 18 0.0 0 3 1 0 2 12 1 8 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 139 67 206 13.5 34 0.0 0 3 2 0 7 12 1 22 2 0-0 0 0 0 6


2008 Rushing Receiving Passing Kick Ret Punt Ret all
Date Opponent no. yds td lg no. yds td lg c-a-i yds td lg no. yds td lg no. yds td lg purp
Aug 30, 2008 vs. Missouri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 1 11 0 11 0 0 0 0 11
Sep 06, 2008 EASTERN ILLINOIS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 1 28 0 28 0 0 0 0 28
Sep 13, 2008 LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 27, 2008 at Penn State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 1 21 0 21 0 0 0 0 21
Oct 4, 2008 at Michigan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 11, 2008 MINNESOTA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct. 18, 2008 INDIANA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 25, 2008 at Wisconsin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 1, 2008 IOWA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 2 39 0 18 0 0 0 0 51
Nov 8, 2008 vs. Western Michigan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 15, 2008 OHIO STATE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 22, 2008 at Northwestern 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Games played: 12

2008 Tackles Sacks Fumble Int pass blkd PAT PAT
Date Opponent solo ast total tfl yds no. yds ff fr yds no. yds qbh brup kick kicks rush rcv saf pts
Aug 30, 2008 vs. Missouri 4 1 5 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 06, 2008 EASTERN ILLINOIS 3 2 5 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 13, 2008 LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE 11 2 13 1.5 6 0.0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 27, 2008 at Penn State 4 3 7 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 4, 2008 at Michigan 6 3 9 2.0 4 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 11, 2008 MINNESOTA 3 4 7 1.0 3 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 18, 2008 INDIANA 5 2 7 1.0 3 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 25, 2008 at Wisconsin 2 1 3 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 1, 2008 IOWA 0 2 2 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1 12 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 08, 2008 vs. Western Michigan 3 3 6 0.5 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 15, 2008 OHIO STATE 4 1 5 1.0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 22, 2008 at Northwestern 8 1 9 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0


2007 Rushing Receiving Passing Kick Ret Punt Ret all
Date Opponent no. yds td lg no. yds td lg c-a-i yds td lg no. yds td lg no. yds td lg purp
Sep 01, 2007 vs Missouri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 16 1 2 16
Sep 08, 2007 WESTERN ILLINOIS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 15, 2007 at Syracuse 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 22, 2007 at Indiana 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 1 11 0 11 1 15 0 0 26
Sep 29, 2007 PENN STATE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 1 27 0 27 0 0 0 0 27
Oct 06, 2007 WISCONSIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct. 13, 2007 at Iowa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 20, 2007 MICHIGAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 1 63 0 63 0 0 0 0 63
Oct 27, 2007 BALL STATE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 03, 2007 at Minnesota 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 10, 2007 at Ohio State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 1 15 0 15 0 0 0 0 15
Jan 1, 2008 vs. USC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 4 116 0 63 2 31 1 2 147

Games played: 12
Kick ret avg: 29.0
Punt ret avg: 15.5
All purpose avg/game: 12.2

2007 Tackles Sacks Fumble Int pass blkd PAT PAT
Date Opponent solo ast total tfl yds no. yds ff fr yds no. yds qbh brup kick kicks rush rcv saf pts
Sep 01, 2007 vs Missouri 6 4 10 1.0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0-0 0 0 0 6
Sep 08, 2007 WESTERN ILLINOIS 3 2 5 0.5 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 15, 2007 at Syracuse 2 2 4 0.5 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 22, 2007 at Indiana 7 2 9 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 29, 2007 PENN STATE 3 0 3 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 06, 2007 WISCONSIN 4 2 6 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct. 13, 2007 at Iowa 6 2 8 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 20, 2007 MICHIGAN 3 0 3 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 27, 2007 BALL STATE 4 3 7 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 03, 2007 at Minnesota 3 0 3 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 10, 2007 at Ohio State 2 3 5 1.0 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Jan 1, 2008 vs. USC 13 0 13 1.0 4 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Totals 56 20 76 4.0 9 0.0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 8 2 0-0 0 0 0 6


2006 Rushing Receiving Passing Kick Ret Punt Ret all
Date Opponent no. yds td lg no. yds td lg c-a-i yds td lg no. yds td lg no. yds td lg purp
Sep 02, 2006 EASTERN ILLINOIS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 09, 2006 at RUTGERS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 16, 2006 SYRACUSE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 23, 2006 IOWA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 30, 2006 at Michigan State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 07, 2006 INDIANA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 14, 2006 OHIO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 21, 2006 at Penn State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 28, 2006 at Wisconsin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 04, 2006 OHIO STATE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 11, 2006 PURDUE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 18 2006 at Northwestern 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Games played: 12

2006 Tackles Sacks Fumble Int pass blkd PAT PAT
Date Opponent solo ast total tfl yds no. yds ff fr yds no. yds qbh brup kick kicks rush rcv saf pts
Sep 02, 2006 EASTERN ILLINOIS 2 0 2 1.0 3 0.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 09, 2006 at RUTGERS 1 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 16, 2006 SYRACUSE 1 3 4 0.5 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 23, 2006 IOWA 3 4 7 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 30, 2006 at Michigan State 0 2 2 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 07, 2006 INDIANA 5 4 9 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 14, 2006 OHIO 1 1 2 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 21, 2006 at Penn State 4 0 4 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 28, 2006 at Wisconsin 5 3 8 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 04, 2006 OHIO STATE 3 1 4 1.0 3 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 11, 2006 PURDUE 1 3 4 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 18 2006 at Northwestern 4 1 5 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Totals 30 22 52 2.5 7 0.0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 6 0 0-0 0 0 0 0


updated 7/09

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