Thomas Sr.'s sister Sarah m. Thomas Cox, another son of William Cox and Catharine Kanky. The injury occurred after his leg was stuck in a pile of players and the linebacker resigned himself to fate.  Head coach John Fox named Davis the starting strong safety to begin the regular season, alongside free safety Mike Minter.  Davis' leadership, play, and consistency was a big contributor in these achievements, along with those same attributes found in Kuechly and tight end Greg Olsen. Davis had been replaced as the starting weakside linebacker by rookie first round pick Luke Kuechly. 73 Thomas Davis, "Carolina LB Davis announces retirement following 2018 season", "Thomas Davis violates PED policy, will miss four games", "Davis won't return to Panthers, intends to play in '19", "Chargers Agree to Terms with LB Thomas Davis", "Ekeler scores 3 TDs in Chargers 30-24 OT win over Colts", "Chargers Make Pair of Roster Moves, Part Ways with Thomas Davis Sr. and Brandon Mebane", "Redskins Sign LB Thomas Davis Sr., OL Jeremy Vujnovich", "Chosen: Carolina linebacker Thomas Davis is making the most of his time on, off the field", "Panthers Linebacker Wins Bart Starr Award: Christ Is My Leader", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Thomas_Davis_Sr.&oldid=982647116, Players of American football from Georgia (U.S. state), Short description is different from Wikidata, Infobox NFL biography articles missing alt text, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 9 October 2020, at 13:10. The injury occurred while Davis was backpedaling during a non-contact drill. On October 18, 2009, Davis recorded eight solo tackles, broke up two passes, and intercepted a pass by Buccaneers’ quarterback Josh Johnson during a 28–21 win at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 6. , On March 26, 2020, Davis signed with the Washington Football Team, then known as the Redskins prior to a name change later that offseason.  According to Pro Football Focus, Davis was the best defensive player on the field, registering seven tackles while also grading out as the best player in coverage for the Panthers, showcasing his roots as a safety. College football reporter Matt Brown obtained a copy of Sanders’ contract. , Davis entered training camp slated as a starting outside linebacker after Will Witherspoon departed for the St. Louis Rams. 1733 1733. On their first meeting, Kelly had no idea that Thomas was an NFL player and only found out when he told her that he had to go to practice.  On March 22, 2005, Davis attended Georgia’s pro day, but opted to stand on the majority of his combine numbers and only ran the 40-yard dash and participated in positional drills. Thomas Davis began his professional career after he was picked by the Carolina Panthers in the first round of the 2005 NFL Draft. People Projects Discussions Surnames The NFL star is committed to raising sons who are good men and daughters who would lead a meaningful life and pursue healthy romantic relationships. , Davis started in the Carolina Panthers’ season-opener against the Philadelphia Eagles and recorded a season-high 16 combined tackles (14 solo) during their 38–10 loss. He, therefore, missed the entire 2010 season. He attended the NFL Scouting Combine and completed the majority of drills, but opted to skip the bench press.
 On November 10, 2009, the Carolina Panthers placed Davis on injured reserve after it was discovered he had torn his ACL.  In Week 5, he collected a season-high 11 combined tackles (nine solo) during a 20–12 win against the Cleveland Browns. They first met at a brewery in Charlotte, North Carolina while Kelly was still in college. Already had some family ties back to Carter Co. Tn. Thomas Davis' wife, Kelly, comes in hot on @WCCBCharlotte “This is life.
Following 13 dedicated years of service, Davis bade farewell to the Panthers franchise and has since gone on to share his wealth of expertise with other teams such as the L.A. Chargers and Washington Redskins. For his efforts, Davis was named to the 2016 Pro Bowl, a rare honor to an outside linebacker in a 4-3 defense. The linebacker established the Thomas Davis Defending Dreams Foundation which helps underprivileged communities in Shellman and his wife’s hometown, Greenville. He also scored a similar award, Bart Starr, in 2016.  On August 20, 2005, starting strong safety Colin Branch tore his ACL during the Panthers’ 27-21 loss at the New York Giants in their third preseason game. He grew up on Paxton Avenue in Elm Grove, West Virginia.  Davis was inactive for the Panthers’ Week 17 loss at the New Orleans Saints. Thomas Richard Davis Sr., 81, of Great Falls, passed away Tuesday, September 22, 2015, at Peace Hospice.The funeral service will be held at Hillcrest Lawn Memorial Chapel on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. A viewing will be held prior to the service from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Schnider Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.Tom was born in Wheeling, West Virginia on May 10, 1934 to Stella and James Davis.  Davis was released on March 13, 2020.
47 during his rookie season.