Davis displays hoop skills in CIAA charity event
Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis puts his basketball skills on display during the CIAA celebrity game…
Thomas Davis has made a living out of playing football. Since entering the NFL from the University of Georgia, Davis has created his own legacy in the Charlotte area. Proving to be a pillar of the community while making a significant impact on the field, the veteran Carolina Panthers linebacker continues to create his legacy.
Entering his fourteenth NFL season, Davis has already announced plans for his retirement. A staple of the Panthers defense, the former Bulldog has been a mentor to both fellow linebackers Luke Kuechly and Shaq Thompson. If new general manager Marty Hurney elects to draft a potential replacement, he could fill the same role for a rookie linebacker next season.
Given his veteran status, Davis has earned the right to do as he pleases during the offseason. Whether it were to include training, spending time with his family or even performing as a stunt double, almost no one is going to question anything that Davis does given his contributions to the Panthers.
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While a history of ACL injuries outlines the career of Davis, it remains far from the focal point of his success. He has impressively rebounded from multiple knee surgeries in addition to improving his play during the latter part of his career but Davis wouldn’t be deterred from another celebrity benefit opportunity in the Queen City.
The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) has been hosting their conference basketball tournaments in Charlotte for many years and the tradition continued this season. Between the women’s and men’s conference tournament championship games this past Saturday, the CIAA hosted a celebrity game in which Davis took part.
The linebacker can be seen here driving the baseline and connecting on a layup for two points. The former four sport (football, basketball, baseball and track) standout had to channel his inner high school self for his last performance on the hardwood.
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The only question remains how Davis elected to represent number 31 as opposed to his easily recognizable 58 from the football gridiron.