Ja'Gared Davis

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Ja'Gared Davis
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Davis with the Argonauts in 2022
No. 56 – Toronto Argonauts
Position:Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1990-09-11) September 11, 1990 (age 32)
Crockett, Texas
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:238 lb (108 kg)
Career information
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
CFL status:American
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Forced fumbles:0
Career CFL statistics
Forced fumbles:10
Player stats at NFL.com · CFL.ca

Ja'Gared Deniandruis Davis[1] (born September 11, 1990) is an American gridiron football defensive end for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He won his first Grey Cup as a member of the Calgary Stampeders 106th Grey Cup championship team. He played college football at Southern Methodist University. He was signed by the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent in 2013. Ja'Gared was officially honored with his own day in his hometown of Crockett, Texas on January 21, 2023.

Early years[edit]

He attended Crockett High School in Crockett, Texas.[2] He was selected as the District 20-3A Defensive Co-MVP during high school.[2]

College career[edit]

He was named First-team Conference USA[2] and was selected to CollegeFootballNews.com All-American honorable mention during his sophomore season.[3] In his junior season, he was selected to the second-team All-C-USA. During his junior season, he was named FWAA National Defensive Player Of The Week for his performance against UTEP in which he had eight tackles, 1.5 sacks, one interception, three pass deflections, and a forced fumble in which he recovered for a touchdown.[4] He was selected for the 2011 Rotary Lombardi Award Official Watch List prior his junior season.[5] He was named to the second-team All-Texas by Dave Campbell's Texas Football during his senior season.[6] He was named to the First-team All-C-USA following his senior season.[7] He finished college with the total of 301 tackles, 20.5 sacks, 4 interceptions, 20 pass deflections, and 6 forced fumbles.[8]

Professional career[edit]

Davis in the 2013 NFL postseason.

Houston Texans[edit]

On April 27, 2013, he signed with the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent following the 2013 NFL Draft.[9]

New England Patriots[edit]

On August 28, 2013, Davis was claimed by the New England Patriots off waivers.[10] He was released on October 22, 2014, after the Patriots had traded for Akeem Ayers. On October 24, the Patriots re-signed him to the practice squad.[11] On November 22, Davis was released from the New England practice squad.[12]

Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

The Kansas City Chiefs signed Davis to their practice squad on November 25, 2014.[13]

Washington Redskins[edit]

Davis was signed by the Washington Redskins off the Chiefs' practice squad on December 9, 2014.[14] He was waived on July 31, 2015 after the Redskins signed Junior Galette.

Kansas City Chiefs (second stint)[edit]

The Kansas City Chiefs signed Davis on August 17, 2015.[15] On September 5, 2015, he was waived by the Chiefs.[16]

Calgary Stampeders[edit]

Davis was signed by the Calgary Stampeders on May 30, 2016.[17] On November 25, 2018, Davis and the Calgary Stampeders won the 106th Grey Cup.

Hamilton Tiger-Cats[edit]

On February 13, 2019, Davis signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats for the 2019 CFL season. On February 10, 2020, Davis re-signed with the Tiger-Cats for the 2020 CFL season. He was released on September 23, 2020.[18] He re-signed with Hamilton on January 14, 2021.[19]

Toronto Argonauts[edit]

On February 8, 2022, Davis signed with the Toronto Argonauts for the 2022 CFL season. On November 20, 2022 Ja'Gared won his second Championship at the 109 Grey Cup. [20]


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  2. ^ a b c "SMU Mustangs Profile". smumustangs.com.
  3. ^ "2010 CFN All-America Defense & Special Teams". scout.com. Archived from the original on December 19, 2010. Retrieved December 15, 2010.
  4. ^ "Ja'Gared Davis Named FWAA National Defensive Player Of The Week". thebiglead.com. 13 September 2011. Retrieved September 13, 2011.
  5. ^ "Four Mustangs On 2011 Rotary Lombardi Award Official Watch List". smumustangs.com. Retrieved July 12, 2011.
  6. ^ "2012 All-Texas College Team". texasfootball.com. Archived from the original on 2013-04-14.
  7. ^ "Thirteen Mustangs Earn Conference USA Season Honors". rivals.com. Retrieved December 4, 2012.
  8. ^ "Ja'Gared Davis College Statistics". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2013-01-30.
  9. ^ "Texans sign four draft picks, 23 undrafted free agents". nbcsports.com. 10 May 2013. Retrieved May 10, 2013.
  10. ^ Christopher Price [@cpriceNFL] (28 August 2013). "Patriots have claimed LB Ja'Gared Davis off waivers from Houston" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  11. ^ Hill, Richard (22 October 2014). "Patriots Announce Trade for Akeem Ayers, Release Ja'Gared Davis". SBNation.com. Retrieved 23 October 2014.
  12. ^ Reiss, Mike. "Casey Walker joins practice squad". ESPNBoston.com. Retrieved 22 November 2014.
  13. ^ Chiefs sign LB Ja’Gared Davis to practice squad
  14. ^ Jones, Mike. "Redskins add linebackers Ja'Gared Davis and Trevardo Williams". Washington Post. Retrieved 9 December 2014.
  15. ^ Terez A. Paylor [@TerezPaylor] (17 August 2015). "#Chiefs sign LB Ja'Gared Davis, waive WR Adam Drake" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  16. ^ "Chiefs Roster down to NFL-Mandated 53". Chiefs.com. September 5, 2015. Archived from the original on May 18, 2017. Retrieved April 19, 2017.
  17. ^ "Stampeders sign DL Davis". tsn.ca. May 30, 2016. Retrieved June 17, 2016.
  18. ^ "East All-Star DE Ja'Gared Davis released by Tiger-Cats". CFL.ca. September 23, 2020. Retrieved October 5, 2020.
  19. ^ "Tiger-Cats re-sign All-Star defensive end Davis". TiCats.ca. January 14, 2021. Retrieved February 22, 2021.
  20. ^ "Argos agree to terms with DL Ja'Gared Davis". Toronto Argonauts. February 8, 2022.

21. https://easttexasnews.com/houston-county-sports/3777-ja-gared-davis-day-proclaimed

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