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Leonard Davis
No. 70     Dallas Cowboys
Personal information
Date of birth: September 5, 1978 (1978-09-05) (age 31)
Place of birth: Wortham, Texas
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Weight: 381 lb (173 kg)
Career information
College: Texas
NFL Draft: 2001 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2
Debuted in 2001 for the Arizona Cardinals
Career history
 As player:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2008
Games played     123
Games started     123
Stats at

Leonard Barnett Davis (born September 5, 1978 in Wortham, Texas) is an American football guard in the National Football League[1][2][3] for the Dallas Cowboys.

Leonard is the only child of L.A. and Sammie Lee Davis, but has 21 half-brothers and half-sisters (L.A. had 11 children from a previous marriage, while Sammie Lee had 10 children from a previous marriage).

After graduating from Wortham High School (where he led the school to the 1997 boy's basketball state championship), he signed with the University of Texas, where he achieved first team all-America honors as a senior and was a finalist for the Outland Trophy.


Professional career

He was selected 2nd overall in the 2001 NFL Draft by the Cardinals, and played guard his first three years in the NFL. In 2004, he was moved from guard to left tackle, where he played in 15 games. In 2005, he played in 15 games as well.

On February 17, 2007 the Arizona Cardinals told Leonard Davis that they would not name him a franchise or transition player, clearing the offensive tackle to become an unrestricted free agent. On March 4, 2007 he signed with the Dallas Cowboys for a seven year $49.6 million contract. $18.75 million of his contract is guaranteed.[4] With the move to Dallas, Davis has also moved back to the guard position. He has had an exceptional year in 2007, as he made the Pro Bowl for the first time in his career. He also made the All-Pro second team along with teammate Flozell Adams.

According to Forbes, Davis was the highest paid NFL player and 19th overall athlete in the 12 month period ending June 2007, earning $25.4 million.[5]


Davis is the bassist in the heavy metal band Free Reign with Cowboys' teammates Marc Colombo and Cory Procter with guitarist Justin Chapman.


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