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Rohan Davey
№: 6     Cleveland Gladiators
Date of birth: April 14, 1978 (1978-04-14) (age 31)
Place of birth: Clarendon, Jamaica
Career information
Status: Active
Position(s): QB
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 245 lb (111 kg)
Jersey №: 6
College: LSU
NFL Draft: 2002 / Round: 4 / Pick: 117
Organizations
 As player:
2002-2004
2004
2005
2006-2007
2008-present
New England Patriots
Berlin Thunder
Arizona Cardinals *
New York Dragons
Cleveland Gladiators
*Inactive and/or practice squad member only
Playing stats at NFL.com

Rohan St. Patrick Davey (born April 14, 1978 in Clarendon, Jamaica) is an American football quarterback in the Arena Football League.

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High school years

Davey attended Hialeah-Miami Lakes High School in Miami, Florida and was a letterman in football and basketball. During his junior and senior year as high school quarterback, he threw for 4,126 yards and 52 touchdowns. In basketball, he averaged 17.0 points per game as a senior. He graduated in 1997.

College (1998-2001)

During his time playing for LSU, Davey threw for 4,415 yards and 29 touchdowns.

As a freshman (1998), Davey was a backup to Herb Tyler and Craig Nall, and saw no playing time.

As a sophomore (1999) and a junior (2000), Davey shared the QB position with Josh Booty. As a sophomore, Davey led unranked LSU to a 35-10 victory over #17 Arkansas (televised by CBS), passing for 224 yards and three touchdowns. As a junior Davey's led unranked LSU to a 38-31 OT victory over #11 Tennessee (televised by ESPN), passing for 318 yards and 4 touchdowns.

As a senior (2001), Davey had the QB position to himself (Booty had gone to the National Football League); and he led LSU to its first Top 10 finish since 1987 and its first SEC Championship since 1988. During the regular season, Davey passed for 3,347 yards, becoming the first QB in LSU history to pass for over 3,000 yards in a season. Davey also beat Peyton Manning's junior-year performance at Tennessee in 1996 (Manning threw for 3,287 yards that year), which was 9th best in SEC history. With 3,351 yards of total offense (3,347 yards passing, 4 yards rushing) on 405 plays, Davey had an average of 8.27 yards of total offense per play, making him the 5th person in SEC history to finish a season with more that 8.0 yards of total offense per play (minimum 300 plays).

Davey's best performance during the regular season was at Alabama (televised by CBS), when he passed for 528 yards (becoming the first LSU quarterback to throw for more than 500 yards in a game). By passing for 528 yards against Alabama, Davey also became #3 in SEC history for most passing yards in a game (beating Peyton Manning's 523 passing yards against Kentucky in 1997).

Davey's major victories included unranked LSU's 41-38 victory over #24 Arkansas (televised by CBS) and #22 LSU's 27-14 victory over #25 Auburn (televised by ESPN). Against Arkansas, Davey threw for 359 yards and 3 touchdowns. Against Auburn, Davey threw for 245 yards and 1 touchdown. In the SEC Championship game against #2 Tennessee, Davey had 84 yards passing before having to sit the rest of the game out due to injury.

Davey capped off his senior season by passing for 444 yards and 3 touchdowns in the Sugar Bowl against #7 Illinois (televised by ABC), leading the Tigers to a 47-34 victory. At that time, the only other LSU quarterback who had ever thrown for more than 400 yards in a game was Tommy Hodson in 1989. For his performance, Davey was named Sugar Bowl MVP. For this performance, Davey was enshrined in LSU's hall of fame.

As a result of his performance during the 2001 season, Davey was voted to the second team of the All-SEC Team.

NFL career

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New England Patriots

Early Promise

Davey was selected by the New England Patriots coming off a record-setting career at LSU, taken as the 117th pick of the 2002 NFL Draft (Davey was the 6th quarterback taken in the 2002 NFL Draft, behind David Carr of Fresno State, Joey Harrington of Oregon, Patrick Ramsey of Tulane, Josh McCown of Sam Houston, and David Garrard of East Carolina).

NFL Europe

While still with the Patriots, Davey showed potential in 2004 playing in NFL Europe. He had a record-setting season, was named "Player of the Year", and won the World Bowl with the Berlin Thunder.

Struggles

Upon returning to the Patriots, however, he struggled in the few opportunities backing up Tom Brady. In preseason games, his throwing was particularly inaccurate and TD passes rare. He lost his back-up job to Doug Flutie and could not play well enough to even remain in the third-string slot, losing that job to 7th-round pick Matt Cassel. He was subsequently released by the Patriots on August 29, 2005.

Arizona Cardinals

A month later, on September 28, 2005, Davey signed on with the Arizona Cardinals as the quarterback behind Kurt Warner, and John Navarre. On August 28, 2006, Rohan was released by the Cardinals after not getting a chance to compete for a roster spot.

Arena Football League Career

New York Dragons

Davey was signed by the Arena Football League's New York Dragons on October 26, 2006. He played in his first career game on March 4, 2007, replacing an ineffective Leon Murray at the start of the second half. He finished the game having completed 12-of-21 passes for 131 yards, one TD and two INTs. Following this game, he was named the Dragons' starting quarterback. The Dragons in 2008 placed Davey on waivers.

Cleveland Gladiators

On April 3, 2008 Davey signed a contract with the Cleveland Gladiators. [1]

Rohan is currently training with Steve Wolfenden in hopes of getting another shot at backup quarterback behind Tom Brady.

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