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Ja'Gared Deniandruis Davis[1] (born September 11, 1990) is an American and Canadian football defensive end and outside linebacker for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He won his first Grey Cup as a member of the Calgary Stampeders 106th Grey Cup championship team. He played college football at Southern Methodist University. He was signed by the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent in 2013.

Ja'Gared Davis
56, Ja'Gared Davis, June 22, 2019.jpg
No. 56 – Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Position:Defensive end / Linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1990-09-11) September 11, 1990 (age 29)
Crockett, Texas
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:238 lb (108 kg)
Career information
College:SMU
Undrafted:2013
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
CFL status:International
Career NFL statistics
Tackles:5
Sacks:0
Interceptions:0
Forced fumbles:0
Player stats at NFL.com
Career CFL statistics
Tackles:126
Sacks:23
Forced fumbles:7
Player stats at CFL.ca

Early yearsEdit

He attended Crockett High School in Crockett, Texas.[2] He was selected as the District 20-3A Defensive Co-MVP during high school.[2]

College careerEdit

He was named First Team Conference USA[2] and was selected to CollegeFootballNews.com All-American honorable mention during his sophomore season.[3] In his junior season, he was selected to the second-team All-C-USA. During his junior season, he was named FWAA National Defensive Player Of The Week for his performance against UTEP in which he had eight tackles, 1.5 sacks, one interception, three pass deflections, and a forced fumble in which he recovered for a touchdown.[4] He was selected for the 2011 Rotary Lombardi Award Official Watch List prior his junior season.[5] He was named to the second-team All-Texas by Dave Campbell's Texas Football during his senior season.[6] He was named to the First-Team All-C-USA following his senior season.[7] He finished college with the total of 301 tackles, 20.5 sacks, 4 interceptions, 20 pass deflections, and 6 forced fumbles.[8]

Professional careerEdit

 
Davis in the 2013 NFL postseason.

Houston TexansEdit

On April 27, 2013, he signed with the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent following the 2013 NFL Draft.[9]

New England PatriotsEdit

On August 28, 2013, Davis was claimed by the New England Patriots off waivers.[10] He was released on October 22, 2014, after the Patriots had traded for Akeem Ayers. On October 24, the Patriots re-signed him to the practice squad.[11] On November 22, Davis was released from the New England practice squad.[12]

Kansas City ChiefsEdit

The Kansas City Chiefs signed Davis to their practice squad on November 25, 2014.[13]

Washington RedskinsEdit

Davis was signed by the Washington Redskins off the Chiefs' practice squad on December 9, 2014.[14] He was waived on July 31, 2015 after the Redskins signed Junior Galette.

Kansas City Chiefs (second stint)Edit

The Kansas City Chiefs signed Davis on August 17, 2015.[15] On September 5, 2015, he was waived by the Chiefs.[16]

Calgary StampedersEdit

Davis was signed by the Calgary Stampeders on May 30, 2016.[17] On November 25, 2018, Davis and the Calgary Stampeders won the 106th Grey Cup.

Hamilton Tiger-CatsEdit

On February 13, 2019, Davis signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats for the 2019 CFL season.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ESPN Profile". ESPN.com.
  2. ^ a b c "SMU Mustangs Profile". smumustangs.com.
  3. ^ "2010 CFN All-America Defense & Special Teams". scout.com. Retrieved December 15, 2010.
  4. ^ "Ja'Gared Davis Named FWAA National Defensive Player Of The Week". thebiglead.com. Retrieved September 13, 2011.
  5. ^ "Four Mustangs On 2011 Rotary Lombardi Award Official Watch List". smumustangs.com. Retrieved July 12, 2011.
  6. ^ "2012 All-Texas College Team". texasfootball.com. Archived from the original on 2013-04-14.
  7. ^ "Thirteen Mustangs Earn Conference USA Season Honors". rivals.com. Retrieved December 4, 2012.
  8. ^ "Ja'Gared Davis College Statistics". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2013-01-30.
  9. ^ "Texans sign four draft picks, 23 undrafted free agents". nbcsports.com. Retrieved May 10, 2013.
  10. ^ Christopher Price [@cpriceNFL] (28 August 2013). "Patriots have claimed LB Ja'Gared Davis off waivers from Houston" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  11. ^ Hill, Richard. "Patriots Announce Trade for Akeem Ayers, Release Ja'Gared Davis". SBNation.com. Retrieved 23 October 2014.
  12. ^ Reiss, Mike. "Casey Walker joins practice squad". ESPNBoston.com. Retrieved 22 November 2014.
  13. ^ Chiefs sign LB Ja’Gared Davis to practice squad
  14. ^ Jones, Mike. "Redskins add linebackers Ja'Gared Davis and Trevardo Williams". Washington Post. Retrieved 9 December 2014.
  15. ^ Terez A. Paylor [@TerezPaylor] (17 August 2015). "#Chiefs sign LB Ja'Gared Davis, waive WR Adam Drake" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  16. ^ "Chiefs Roster down to NFL-Mandated 53". Chiefs.com. September 5, 2015. Retrieved April 19, 2017.
  17. ^ "Stampeders sign DL Davis". tsn.ca. May 30, 2016. Retrieved June 17, 2016.

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