Lavonte David is easily one of the most underrated and overlooked linebackers in the league, but Chris Wesseling, Around the NFL Writer for NFL.com, could not pass him up when putting together his 2010’s All-Decade Team. He is one of three selected, Luke Kuechly and Bobby Wagner are the other two.
“David may be the most underrated player on this entire list, earning only one Pro Bowl selection and one first-team All-Pro despite topping all off-the-ball linebackers in forced fumbles (20), tackles for loss (116) and solo tackles (717).” – Chris Wesseling
From ranking third in franchise history for solo tackles with 717 to second, eight behind Derrick Brooks for interceptions by a linebacker with 17 as well as second, again behind Derrick Brooks (84), for pass defends by a linebacker and second behind #55 (24) for forced fumbles with 21 and second for sacks by a linebacker behind Broderick Thomas(26.5) with 22.5. He is also first in franchise history for fumble recoveries with 14 by a linebacker, and first in tackles for a loss with 116. Lavonte David has accomplished a lot of great things in his football career.
He joins Ronde Barber 2000s, Warren Sapp 2000s, Derrick Brooks 2000s, Hardy Nickerson 1990s, and Lee Roy Selmon 1980s to be selected to the All-Decade Team.