Vontae Davis, Former Miami Dolphins and Indianapolis Colts Player, Found Dead in South Florida Residence

Calista Alma
April 02, 2024

Former NFL cornerback Vontae Davis was discovered deceased in his South Florida residence, according to authorities in Southwest Ranches, FLA. Police stated that no suspicious circumstances are suspected surrounding his death.

Law enforcement in Davie, a Fort Lauderdale suburb, responded to a medical emergency at Davis’ home on Monday morning, where the 35-year-old was found deceased upon their arrival. The cause of death remains undisclosed pending autopsy findings, with the investigation ongoing, as stated by police.

The Miami Dolphins expressed their sorrow over Davis’ sudden passing, offering condolences to his family and loved ones via social media. Davis spent three seasons with the Dolphins before being traded to the Indianapolis Colts ahead of the 2012 season, where he played for six seasons. Colts owner Jim Irsay conveyed his prayers to Davis’ family, accompanied by a photo of Davis donning a Colts jersey.

Jim Irsay reflected on Davis as a remarkable player and teammate in his six seasons with the Colts, emphasizing his positive demeanor. The Colts issued a statement expressing devastation upon learning of Davis’ death.

Following his tenure with the Colts, the Washington, D.C. native signed with the Buffalo Bills in 2018 but retired abruptly during the second game of the season, citing injuries and surgeries. The Bills expressed sadness over Davis’ passing, extending sympathies to his friends, family, and loved ones.

Davis had a notable career, participating in 121 games, with 22 interceptions and one touchdown. He earned Pro Bowl selections in 2014 and 2015 during his time with the Indianapolis Colts.

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