May 18, 2021

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Lavonte David Makes History

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Image Credit: Kim Klement | USA TODAY Sports

Lavonte David made history in 2019. Despite being snubbed for the Pro-Bowl, David was named to NFL’s All-100 Team by the final Friday of the season. 

David joins Hardy Nickerson, Ronde Barber, and Derrick Brooks as the only Buccaneers to accomplish that type of honor.

On the final Sunday against the Falcons, David made his 1,000th tackle as a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (currently has 1,007 tackles).

Not only did David set franchise records, but he also accomplished something only one other player has done previously. He joins Hall of Fame linebacker, former Baltimore Raven Ray Lewis, to have at least 1,000 tackles, have at least 20 sacks, and at least 10 interceptions within their first eight seasons.

Since being drafted in the 5th round in 2012, David has 1,007 tackles, 22.5 sacks, and 11 interceptions in his 8 seasons. His contract is set to expire after the 2020 season, but I don’t see this man going anywhere except to the Hall of Fame as a Tampa Bay Buccaneer.

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