2-time Pro Bowl cornerback Vontae Davis dies at age 35

  • 3 months ago
  • 2Minutes
  • 21Views

Former NFL cornerback Vontae Davis, 35, found dead at Florida mansion, police say

Former Miami Dolphins cornerback Vontae Davis was discovered deceased on Monday morning in a home located in Southwest Ranches. This sad news was confirmed by Vladimir Moise, a close friend and business partner of Davis. The house where Davis was found belongs to Adaline Davis, his grandmother. Authorities from the Davie police department mentioned that they do not suspect any foul play in the incident.

During a virtual news conference, Bret Bielema, the head football coach of the Fighting Illini, remembered Davis fondly, highlighting his passion and intensity for the sport. Davis, who was drafted by the Dolphins in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft, later joined the Indianapolis Colts. In 2018, Davis made headlines by retiring during a game between the Buffalo Bills and the Los Angeles Chargers.

The Broward County medical examiner’s office is currently investigating Davis’ death, but no cause has been determined as of now, pending an autopsy. Tributes poured in from the NFL and Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay, along with many others. Davis had a remarkable start to his career with the Dolphins, notably intercepting four passes in his rookie season, including two against star quarterbacks Tom Brady and Randy Moss.

Ron Zook, the former head coach of the University of Illinois football team, praised Davis’ contributions during his college years, where he earned All-Big Ten honors three times. At the time of his passing, Davis was 35 years old.

The Davie police responded to a medical emergency at his home, but there’s no indication of any wrongdoing. Davis’ retirement from the NFL, marked by injuries and a realization that he should step away from the game, was also noted. His achievements and Pro Bowl appearances were highlighted, and condolences have been expressed by various individuals and organizations.

Leave a Comment