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Akeem Davis-Gaither

LB

#59

Experience: R

Height: 6-2

Age: 22

Weight: 215 lbs

College: Appalachian State

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Biography

Received All-America recognition (fourth team, Phil Steele) and Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Year as a senior to close career in which he totaled 258 tackles, 28.0 tackles for loss, 8.0 sacks, 18 passes defended (with one interception and 17 PBUs), two forced fumbles and one blocked field goal (to end a 34-31 win at North Carolina) … First-team All-Sun Belt as a senior and second-team All-Sun Belt as a junior … Playing in 55 games over five seasons, was on teams that went a combined 54-12 with a 5-0 bowl record and four straight conference titles … Named a Top 100 draft prospect by the Athletic and named to the Reese's Senior Bowl as a senior … Made watch lists for the Butkus and Bednarik awards … Named the Sun Belt's hardest hitter by Street & Smith ... Part of just the fifth class in college football history to win five bowl games and four conference championships, joining five-year classes from Nebraska (1969-73), Alabama (1975-79), Florida State (1991-95) and Marshall (1988-2002).

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