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Lavonte David

25-Year-Old Linebacker – Tampa Bay Buccaneers

2014 Defensive Stats

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146

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4

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2015 Defensive Projections

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2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

If there is a linebacker rival to Luke Kuechly, David might be the most formidable contender. He averaged 10.5 tackles per game last year, posting 147 stops despite missing two games due to a concussi...

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2015 ADP:  49.09

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  6

HT: 6' 1"   WT: 233   DOB: 1/23/1990  College: Nebraska  DRAFTED: 2nd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Lavonte David Contract Information:

Signed a four-year, $3.471 million deal with the Bucs in May of 2012.

December 31, 2014  –  Lavonte David News

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David recored five tackles (three solo) and a forced fumble in Sunday's season-ending loss to the Saints.

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Lavonte David NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2012 22 TB 16 139 112 27 2 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 23 TB 16 145 107 38 7 10 5 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
2014 24 TB 14 146 101 45 1 4 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

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#1 Outside Linebacker
  1. Lavonte David
  2. Kwon Alexander
  3. Larry Dean
Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Snap Count Stats

919

Defensive Snaps in 2014

Lavonte David was on the field for 919 of his team's snaps on defense in 2014.

76

Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Lavonte David was on the field for 76 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Def ST
2012 1064 95
2013 963 152
2014 919 76
Lavonte David 2014 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 Car 68 5 10 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 StL 61 5 7 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @Atl 55 8 9 7 2 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
4 @Pit 76 5 12 10 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
5 @NO 91 5 14 10 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Bal 67 9 14 10 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Min 70 6 14 9 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 @Cle 66 4 9 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Atl 66 6 14 10 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 @Was 72 5 13 8 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 @Chi
12 Cin
13 @Det 51 4 5 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @Car 77 8 12 6 6 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
15 GB 74 5 8 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 NO 25 1 5 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Lavonte David  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Linebackers
Height:   6' 1"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   233 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.65 sec
GOOD
Shuttle Time:   4.22 sec
GOOD
Cone Drill:   7.28 sec
WEAK
Arm Length:   31.75 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Hand Length:   8.75 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   37 in
GOOD
Broad Jump:   119 in
GOOD
Bench Press:   19 reps
WEAK
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Lavonte David: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

David (concussion) is active for Sundayís matchup against the Panthers.

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David (concussion) is probable for Sunday's game against Carolina.

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David cleared the league's concussion protocol Thursday, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Despite the development, David logged his second limited practice in row, which may extend into Friday in order to avoid a setback. If he receives a full workload Sunday at Carolina, IDP owners would have one less roster spot to worry about in pursuit of fantasy playoff glory.
David (concussion) was limited in Wednesday's practice, the Buccaneers' official site reports.

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David (head) will not return to Sunday's game against the Lions, the Tampa Bay Times' Greg Auman reports.

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David left Sunday's game against the Lions to be evaluated for a possible concussion.

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David (hamstring) is active for Sundayís matchup against the Lions.

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David (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Lions.

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David (hamstring) was limited in Wednesday's practice, Sports Talk Florida reports.

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David (hamstring) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Bengals, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.

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2014

David has been remarkably productive in his first two seasons, following up a 139-tackle rookie season with an enormous 2013, increasing his tackle total to 145 while adding seven sacks and five interceptions. When it comes to dominating in tackles, sacks and interceptions, David might be the best linebacker in the league. Although he seems likely to hover in the 135 to 145-tackle range and is therefore unlikely to challenge players like Vontaze Burfict and Luke Kuechly in that regard, David is one of the top-tier options when it comes to making plays in coverage and as a pass rusher. New coach Lovie Smith is among the brightest defensive coaches in the game, and it would be rather surprising if he didn't recognize David's sack and interception potential and scheme in ways to capitalize accordingly. After all, it was under Smith's watch that Brian Urlacher enjoyed some of his most successful seasons in the NFL. Urlacher posted at least five sacks in three of his first four years under Smith before injuries began to take their toll.

2013

Like Luke Kuechly and Bobby Wagner, David emerged as one of the league's elite linebackers as a rookie last year, finishing with 139 tackles (112 solo), two sacks and an interception, and he's locked in for a three-down role again in 2013. It's likely no coincidence Tampa Bay fielded the league's top run defense when David arrived from Nebraska, as the rangy linebacker was a menace at and behind the line of scrimmage. David deserves a boost in the rankings if your league accounts for tackles for loss ("stuffs") as he finished last year with 16.5 stops behind the line of scrimmage. David had 24.5 tackles for loss in his 27 games at Nebraska, so this trend won't slow anytime soon. Fellow linebackers Mason Foster and Jonathan Casillas are not threats to eat into David's snap or tackle counts either.

2012

He barely looks like 225 pounds when heís on the field, but Davidís standout athleticism, refined technique and rare instincts have him locked into the Tampa Bay starting defense, and if his college career is any indication, good IDP production awaits. He finished his two seasons at Nebraska with 285 tackles (150 solo) in 27 games, as well as 11.5 sacks and 24.5 tackles for loss. Heís obviously unproven as a rookie, but David is a sensible later-round investment and could be among the league tackle leaders early in his career.