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45 Andra Davis
  • Linebacker
  • 6-1, 243
  • Senior
  • Live Oak (Suwanee HS)

CAREER A redshirt senior...Played in 36 regular season games with 23 starts for 1,747 plays and also played in the 1999 and 2002 Orange Bowls and started the 2000 Citrus Bowl...Named UF's Most Outstanding Linebacker for 1999 season...Named a semifinalist for the 2001 Butkus Award...First Team All-SEC selection in 2001 and second-team All-America that year...232 career tackles and 42 "Big Plays" (19 TBL (-44 yards), four forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, one INT, six pass deflections, six forced quarterback hurries, and five sacks for 39 yards)...Suffered a knee injury in first half of 2000 season opener and missed the rest of the year

2001 SEASON A semifinalist for the 2001 Butkus Award...First Team All-SEC selection (AP and Football News)...Second-team All-America selection by The Sporting News...Co-recipient of the defensive units Most Inspirational Player Award this spring after recovering from knee surgery in September of 2000...107 tackles on the season with 16 "Big Plays (two QB Sacks one FF, one INT, eight TBL, two FH and two FR)...107 tackles ranked first on the squad...16 "Big Plays" ranks fourth best among defensive unit and tops for a linebacker...Ten total tackles for loss are third on the squad and first among linebackers...Two sacks are tied for sixth most on the team...610 snaps are most for a linebacker...Returned from a knee injury in the 2000 season opener to record a pair of sacks (-14 yards) and three tackles in the season opener vs. Marshall...Six games with double-digit tackles (Miss. St. -12, Auburn- 10, Georgia- 15, South Carolina- 16, Florida State- 10 and Tennessee- 13)...15 tackles vs. Geargia tied career high...SEC Defensive Player of the Week after totaling a career-high 16 tackles vs. South Carolina, including two "Big Plays" (one TBL, with one forced hurry)...Made an interception vs. Maryland in the Orange Bowl.

2000 SEASON Entered the season as the squad's most experienced ILB, but suffered a knee injury in the season opener and missed the rest of the season...Four solo tackles and one assisted tackle on 37 plays in season opener vs. Ball State before suffering a knee injury...Listed on Butkus Award "Watch" List (nation's top linebacker)...Suffered a right ankle injury midway during spring drills and missed the final two weeks of practice

1999 SEASON UF's starter at middle linebacker and also saw duty on special teams...Played in all 12 games with 11 starts (all but Auburn) for 799 plays...Also started Citrus Bowl...Named UF's Outstanding Linebacker...109 tackles (74 solo) with 25 "Big Plays" (three quarterback sacks (-25), nine TBL (-20), two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, six pass deflections and four forced hurries)...Led team in solo tackles (74) and was second in total tackles (109)...Third on team, and tops for a linebacker with 25 "Big Plays"...Registered 10-plus tackles in six games (Western Michigan, Kentucky, Alabama, Georgia, Vanderbilt and Florida State)...Led team in tackles vs. Western Michigan with 11, second on team in "Big Plays" with three (one TBL tackle for loss (-1)), one pass deflection, one sack for seven yards)...Led team in tackles for vs. UCF with eight (six solo, two assisted) and a special teams tackle and tied for team lead in "Big Plays" with four (two tackles behind line for:2 yards, one forced fumble, and one pass deflection)...Three solo tackles, two "Big Plays" (one pass deflection and one TFFL for:2 yards) and added a special teams tackle vs. Tennessee...Posted 12 tackles (nine solo) and two "Big Plays" (one forced fumble, one fumble recovery) vs. Kentucky...Career high 15 tackles (eight solo) and one "Big Play" (quarterback hurry) vs. Alabama...Six tackles (three solo), three "Big Plays" (two quarterback hurries, one TFL (-1) and one pass deflection), and two special teams tackles (one solo) vs. LSU...11 tackles (six solo) and one "Big Play" (TBL for (-1) yards) vs. Georgia...10 tackles (seven solo) and two "Big Plays" (two pass deflections) vs. Vanderbilt...Led team in tackles with 12 (10 solo) and registered one "Big Play" (forced hurry) vs. Florida State...Nine tackles (six solo) and two "Big Plays" (two TBL (-12 yards)) in SEC Championship Game vs. Alabama...Selected co-recipient of UF's Consistent Award on defense during spring

1998 SEASON Saw action in each of UF's 11 regular season games for 301 plays...11 tackles and three "Big Plays" (two TBL (-3) and one forced fumble) on defense and nine special teams tackles (fourth-best on squad)...Nine special team tackles ranked fourth on team...Team-high three special teams tackles vs. Kentucky...One forced fumble vs. Georgia...Five tackles and one TBL (-1) vs. Vanderbilt...Four tackles and one TBL (-2) vs. South Carolina...Named the squad's most improved inside linebacker for spring drills

1997 SEASON Did not see any game action and was redshirted...Worked with the scout team as a linebacker and also with the running backs due to injuries at that position

PREP An outstanding LB/FB for Suwanee High School who garnered All-America recognition as a linebacker...Received SuperPrep All-America honors and was ranked among the nation's top 15 linebackers by that publication...Ranked among the top 12 players overall in the state of Florida by that publication and among the top 10 linebackers in the SEC region by PrepStar...A three-year starter...Second-team All-State (4A) in 1995 and first-team in 1996...Due to injury, played in just seven games in 1996 but registered 105 total tackles with seven QB sacks and rushed for 751 yards as a fullback with four touchdowns...Was team captain for both his football and basketball teams...High school coach was Paul Landry...Also visited Georgia Tech and Syracuse

PERSONAL Born Andra Raynard Davis on December 23, 1978 in Live Oak, Florida...Parents: Vernon Keith Davis and Kaffa Virginia Owens...Volunteers as the youth director at his church school...Hobbies include going to church and playing basketball...Favorite actor is Martin Lawrence...

Major: Recreation Program Delivery.


CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS
YEAR UT-AT TT TBL QBS TTFL FH FF FR PD INT
1998 8-3 11 2 (-3) 0 2 (-3) 0 1 0 0 0
1999 74-35 109 9 (-20) 3 (-25) 12 (-45) 4 2 1 6 0
2000 4-1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001 68-39 107 8 (-21) 2(-14) 10(-35) 2 1 2 0 1
Totals 154-78 232 19 (-44) 5 (-39) 24 (-83) 6 4 3 6 1
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