Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Lavonte David
    Lavonte David
    #54 | Lavonte David
    Healthy
    Linebacker | Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Date of Birth 1/23/1990
    Height, Weight 6'1", 233 lbs
    From Miami, FL
    College Nebraska
    Experience 7 Years
    Drafted 2012 - Rd 2
    Salary --
    2018 Season
    Solo
    94
    5th
    Sck
    3.5
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    Int
    0
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    BIOGRAPHY  
    Date of Birth 1/23/1990
    Height, Weight 6'1", 233 lbs
    From Miami, FL
    College Nebraska
    Experience 7 Years
    Drafted 2012 - Rd 2
    Salary --
    RotowireMay 5, 10:22p ET

    News

    David focused on getting his shoulders healthier and stronger this offseason and reports that he now feels "great." Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

    Impact

    The 28-year-old linebacker missed three games in 2017 while dealing with ankle and hamstring issues. However, he apparently also wanted to shore up his shoulders heading into 2018, considering the pivotal role they play in the impressive tackle numbers that David typically racks up. David set career bests in forced fumbles (five) and fumble recoveries (five) last season while adding 101 stops during his second campaign in defensive coordinator Mike Smith's scheme. The former Pro Bowler should benefit from playing behind what projects as a stouter and more aggressive defensive line bolstered by the additions of first-round pick Vita Vea and prized offseason trade acquisition Jason Pierre-Paul.