Washington Football Team linebacker Thomas Davis Sr. announced Tuesday on social media that he will retire at the end of the 2020 season.
Davis wrote on Instagram, “This weekend will be my last regular-season football game ever… Sometimes things can happen that cause you to feel unworthy, just know that no man can steal what God had already planned for your life! I’m extremely blessed and thankful for every opportunity that I’ve earned because nothing is ever given to you! You work your butt off and you pray that God’s plan aligns with yours!”
In the post, Davis included a picture of cleats. The veteran linebacker endured three torn ACLs in his career, but he overcame those major injuries and earned three trips to the Pro Bowl. The 37-year-old Davis has played 16 years in the league, spending his first 14 with the Carolina Panthers. He was with the Los Angeles Chargers and Washington the past two seasons. In 199 career games, he has recorded 1,214 total tackles, 29 sacks, 13 interceptions and 18 forced fumbles. Davis was the NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year in 2014.
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