Davis Sanchez

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Davis Sanchez
Sanchez in 2022
Born: (1974-08-07) August 7, 1974 (age 49)
Delta, British Columbia
Career information
CFL statusNational
Height5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight188 lb (85 kg)
High schoolNorth Delta
CFL Draft1999 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6
Drafted byMontreal Alouettes
Career history
As player
19992000Montreal Alouettes
20012002San Diego Chargers
2003Calgary Stampeders
2004Montreal Alouettes
2005Edmonton Eskimos
20062009Montreal Alouettes
20102011BC Lions
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star2000
CFL East All-Star2000, 2004, 2008
HonoursGrey Cup Champion (2005, 2009, 2011)
Career stats
Games played155
Def Tackles330
  • Playing stats at CFL.ca (archive)

Davis Sanchez (born August 7, 1974) is a former football player[1] who played cornerback in both the Canadian Football League and National Football League. He is the co-founder of the TSN Edge and is an NFL and CFL game analyst at TSN.

Early years[edit]

Sanchez attended North Delta Secondary School where he played basketball, but not football. He played one year of college basketball then turned his attention completely to football. A member of the Butte College sports hall of fame he was a 1st team All - American and California JC Defensive Player of the year before signing with the Oregon Ducks. His Oregon career was cut short after a broken leg at the end of that season he entered the CFL Draft and was selected in the 1st round.

Professional football career[edit]

Sanchez was selected 6th overall in the 1999 CFL College Draft by the Montreal Alouettes.[2] He had nine interceptions in 2000, topping the CFL. That year, he won the Lew Hayman Trophy as the best Canadian in the East Division.[3] In 2001, he signed with the San Diego Chargers, with whom he played two seasons.[4] He returned to the CFL in 2003 with the Calgary Stampeders. In 2004, he was traded to Montreal. In 2005, he signed with the Edmonton Eskimos.[3] On February 18, 2006, he was traded again to Montreal for Reggie Durden and Rob Brown.[5] This was Sanchez's third spell with the Alouettes, who he played with for four seasons.[6]

In his career, Sanchez has played on three Grey Cup-winning teams. The first was in 2005 with the Edmonton Eskimos, though he was injured and did not play in the Grey Cup Game.[7] He was able to take part in the Montreal Alouettes' 2009 Grey Cup victory, saying afterward, "I'm so excited, there's no words."[8] Sanchez has been named to the East Division All-Star team on three occasions.[2]

On February 9, 2010, Sanchez signed with his hometown team, the BC Lions, after requesting his release from the Montreal Alouettes.[9][10] In 2011, he won his third Grey Cup. After two seasons with the Lions, he announced his retirement on May 14, 2012.[11]

Broadcasting career[edit]

In May 2017, Sanchez was announced as the new game analyst on TSN 690 for the Alouettes' radio broadcasts.[12] In 2018, Sanchez joined the CFL on TSN panel as a game analyst for TSN's CFL television broadcasts.[13] In 2019, he joined NFL on TSN broadcast and in 2020 started covering the NFL for TSN and CTV on a full-time basis. Along with being a TSN football analyst he is also the co-founder of The TSN Edge which launched in 2020 and is TSN's Sports betting and fantasy hub.


  1. ^ Staff, TSN (May 15, 2012). "Lions' Four Time Divisional All-Star CB Sanchez Retires". TSN.ca. Archived from the original on May 20, 2012.
  2. ^ a b Kupchuk, Rick (February 11, 2010). "North Delta's Sanchez at home with the Lions". Surrey Leader. Retrieved February 14, 2010.[dead link]
  3. ^ a b "Mom's cancer is the one thing he can't tackle". Montreal Gazette. 2006-09-17. Archived from the original on 2011-06-04. Retrieved 2010-02-14.
  4. ^ "Davis Sanchez". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 2010-02-14.
  5. ^ Van Diest, Derek. "Reggie Durden glad to be in Edmonton". Edmonton Sun. Slam! Sports. Retrieved 2010-02-14.
  6. ^ "Davis Sanchez". Canadian Football League. Archived from the original on 2010-07-05. Retrieved 2010-02-14.
  7. ^ "Sanchez wants to earn Cup ring on the field". Calgary Herald. Kelowna.com. 2009-11-27. Retrieved 2010-02-14.[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ Myers, Sean (2009-11-30). "Veterans rallied team at half". Calgary Herald. Archived from the original on December 3, 2009. Retrieved 2010-02-14.
  9. ^ "Lions Land Hometown Talent Davis Sanchez". BC Lions Football Club. Archived from the original on November 13, 2010.
  10. ^ Zurkowsky, Herb (2010-02-09). "Former Alouette Davis Sanchez signs with B.C. Lions". Montreal Gazette. Archived from the original on February 11, 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-14.
  11. ^ "Davis Sanchez hangs up his cleats". Archived from the original on June 18, 2012. Retrieved August 26, 2017.
  12. ^ Zurkowsky, Herb (May 16, 2017). "Ex-Alouette Davis Sanchez dives into new role as TSN 690 game analyst". Montreal Gazette. Retrieved May 17, 2017.
  13. ^ "Kate Beirness to host Thursday panel as CFL on TSN makes changes". 3downnation.com. May 23, 2018. Retrieved January 17, 2021.