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Bruce Edward Davis, II (born September 2, 1985 in ) is an American football linebacker who is a practice squad player for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the third round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at UCLA. He is the son of former NFL offensive tackle Bruce Davis, Sr.

Early years

Davis attended Clear Creek High School in League City, Texasmarker. As a junior, he made 32 tackles, including eight sacks. He earned All-Greater Houston area and All-League honors after he recorded 65 tackles (50 solo), 12 quarterback sacks and 17 tackles for loss as a senior.

College career

At the University of California, Los Angelesmarker, Davis played defensive end. He redshirted his freshman year in 2003. In 2004 he played in all 12 games, starting the first two contests, at defensive end. He had 17 tackles and 2.5 sacks. In 2005 Davis moved to outside linebacker from defensive end during the spring and played both positions early in the season before moving back to end due to injuries on the team. He appeared in all 12 games and his 28 tackles for the seasonand was tied for third on the team with two sacks and was sixth with six tackles for losses. As a junior in 2006, he was named first-team All-American by CollegeFootballNews.com and SI.com and he was selected second team All-Pacific 10 Conference. On the year, Davis made 47 tackles, with 12.5 sacks and 17.5 tackles for loss. In 2007 he was a Second-team All-American choice by The NFL Draft Report and the Walter Camp Foundation and was first-team All-Pac 10 Conference. He was a semifinalist for the Bednarik Award and was on the watch lists for the Lott, Nagurski, Lombardi and Hendriks Awards. He started all 13 games at right defensive end, ranking tied for ninth in the nation and tied for first in the league with 12 sacks. He ranked sixth in the Pac-10 with 15.5 stops for losses. On the year he recorded 45 tackles (32 solos) caused two fumbles and recovered another and deflected nine passes and defensed 3 others.

Davis ranks second in school history with 29 quarterback sacks, topped only by Dave Ball’s 30.5 (2000-03). His 42.5 stops for losses rank third in school annals behind Ball (43.5) and Carnell Lake (45.5, 1985-88).

Professional career

Pre-draft

Pre-draft measureables
Height Weight 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20 ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6-2⅝ * 252 * 4.78 * 1.60 * 2.75 * 4.47 * 7.34 * 32" ** 9'11" ** 19 * x
* represents NFL combine, **represents Pro Day"X" Denotes "No Data" or "Did Not Participate"


Pittsburgh Steelers

Davis was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the third round (88th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft. After being drafted by the Steelers, he was converted to outside linebacker in the Steelers' 3-4 defense, though faced difficulty in the transition, as he was inactive for most of his rookie season. He was waived on September 4, 2009.

New England Patriots

Davis was signed to the New England Patriots practice squad on October 7, 2009.

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