Danny Trevathan

Daniel Eugene Trevathan (born March 24, 1990) is an American football inside linebacker for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He played college football at Kentucky, where in 2010, he was named an All-American by College Football News and was a first team all-SEC selection.

Danny Trevathan
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Trevathan with the Broncos
No. 59 – Chicago Bears
Position:Inside linebacker
Personal information
Born:March 24, 1990 (age 29)
Youngstown, Ohio
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High school:Leesburg (Leesburg, Florida)
College:Kentucky
NFL Draft:2012 / Round: 6 / Pick: 188
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles:539
Sacks:8.0
Forced fumbles:6
Fumble recoveries:3
Interceptions:8
Defensive touchdowns:1
Player stats at NFL.com

College career

Trevathan attended and played college football at the University of Kentucky under head coaches Rich Brooks and Joker Phillips. In 2010, Trevathan led the Southeastern Conference in tackles with 144 on his way to being named a first-team all-conference by a number of national organizations, including the SEC coaches themselves. Following the 2010 season, Trevathan completed the 2011 NFL Draft evaluation process but chose to return to Kentucky for his final season.[1] In 2011, despite leading the SEC again in tackles through 9 games, he was not named a semifinalist for the Butkus Award, the top honor for college football linebackers.[2]

Professional career

External video
Danny Trevathan's NFL Combine workout
Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 0 in
(1.83 m)
237 lb
(108 kg)
32 12 in
(0.83 m)
9 12 in
(0.24 m)
4.84 s 1.65 s 2.79 s 4.70 s 31 12 in
(0.80 m)
9 ft 3 in
(2.82 m)
18 reps
All values are from NFL Combine[3]

Denver Broncos

The Denver Broncos selected Trevathan in the sixth round (188th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft.[4] He was the 25th linebacker selected in 2012. [5]

2012

On May 22, 2012, the Denver Broncos signed Trevathan to a four-year, $2.2 million contract.[6]

Throughout training camp, he competed for a job as an outside linebacker against Wesley Woodyard, Nate Irving, Mike Mohamed, Cyril Obiozor, Steven Johnson, and D. J. Williams.[7] Head coach John Fox named Trevathan a backup weakside linebacker behind Wesley Woodyard and newly acquired veteran free agent Keith Brooking.[8]

He made his professional regular season debut in the Denver Broncos' season-opening 31–19 victory against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The following week, he made his first career tackle on running back Mike Goodson in the fourth quarter of the Broncos' 37–6 win against the Oakland Raiders.[9] On November 4, 2012, Trevathan recorded a season-high six combined tackles and made his first career sack on quarterback Andy Dalton during a 31–23 victory.[10] Trevathan finished his rookie season in 2012 with 33 combined tackles (22 solo), three pass deflections, and a sack in 16 games and 16 starts.[11]

The Denver Broncos finished atop the AFC West with a 13–4 record and secured a playoff berth and first round bye. On January 12, 2013, Trevathan played in his first career playoff game and made one tackle during their 38–35 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Divisional round.[12]

2013

Entering training camp, Trevathan was the favorite to earn the starting weakside linebacker role after Wesley Woodyard was moved the middle linebacker. Trevathan saw mild competition from Nate Irving, Steven Johnson, and Stewart Bradley.[13] Defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio named him the starting weakside linebacker, opposite Von Miller, to begin the regular season.[14]

He made his first career start in the Denver Broncos' season-opener against the Baltimore Ravens and recorded four solo tackles, two pass deflections, and made his first career interception off a pass by quarterback Joe Flacco in their 48–27 victory.[15] In Week 5, Trevathan made five combined tackles, broke up a pass, and intercepted a pass by Tony Romo to lead to the game-winning field goal during the Broncos' 51–48 victory at the Dallas Cowboys.[16] On November 24, 2013, he collected a season-high 13 combined tackles during a 34–31 loss at the New England Patriots. He finished the 2013 season with a career-high 128 combined tackles (88 solo), a career-high ten pass deflections, three interception, and two sacks in 16 games and 16 starts.[11]

He started his first career playoff game and recorded four combined tackles in their 24–17 win against the San Diego Chargers in the AFC Divisional round. On February 2, 2014, Trevathan led the Broncos with 12 combined tackles (seven solo) as they lost 43–8 to the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII.[17]

2014

On August 12, 2014, the Denver Broncos announced that Trevathan had sustained a fracture below his left knee during practice after center Will Montgomery accidentally rolled on to his leg and was expected to miss the first 6–8 weeks of the regular season.[18] The Denver Broncos had Brandon Marshall start in place of Trevathan while he recuperated from his injury. He returned in Week 5 and recorded a season-high seven combined tackles during a 41–20 victory against the Arizona Cardinals. On October 13, 2014, it was reported that the Broncos' had placed Trevathan on their injured reserve with designation to return after he aggravated his fracture under his left knee.[19] Trevathan made his return during the Broncos' 22–20 Week 15 victory at the San Diego Chargers and recorded four combined tackles. He left in the fourth quarter after sustaining an injury. On December 15, 2014, it was announced that Trevathan would miss the remainder of the season after it was discovered he dislocated his patellar tendon and would require surgery to repair it.[20] He finished the 2014 season with 11 combined tackles (nine solo) in three games and one start.[11]

2015

On January 12, 2015, the Denver Broncos and head coach John Fox agreed to mutually part.[21] Trevathan was moved to inside linebacker after defensive coordinator Wade Phillips opted to convert to a base 3-4 defense. Head coach Gary Kubiak named him the starting inside linebacker to begin the regular season, along with Brandon Marshall and outside linebackers Von Miller and DeMarcus Ware.[22]

In Week 9, he collected a career-high 19 combined tackles (13 solo) and deflected a pass during a 27-24 loss at the Indianapolis Colts.[23] On December 6, 2015, Trevathan recorded two solo tackles, broke up a pass, and returned an interception by Philip Rivers for a 25-yard touchdown during the Broncos' 17-3 victory at the San Diego Chargers in Week 13. The interception returned for a touchdown marked the first score of his career.[24] Trevathan left in the second half after suffering a concussion and was unable to play the following game (Week 14).[25] He finished the 2015 season leading the Broncos with 109 combined tackles (73 solo), six pass deflections, two interceptions, and a touchdown in 15 games and 15 starts.[26]

The Denver Broncos finished the 2015 season first in the AFC West with a record of 12-4, clinching a first round bye and home field advantage during the process. The Broncos went on to the Super Bowl after defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Divisional round and the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship. On February 7, 2016, Trevathan started in Super Bowl 50 and led the Broncos with eight combined tackles and recovered a crucial fumble to help the Denver Broncos defeat the Carolina Panthers 24–10.[27][28]

2016

Trevathan entered free agency as the top inside linebacker available and received major interest from the Tennessee Titans, Atlanta Falcons, and Chicago Bears.[29]

Chicago Bears

On March 9, 2016, the Chicago Bears signed Trevathan to a four-year, $28 million contract that includes $12 million guaranteed and a $5 million signing bonus.[30][31] His signing with the Bears reunited him with his head coach John Fox, and who coached Trevathan during the first three years of his career. Defensive coordinator Vic Fangio named Trevathan the starting inside linebacker, opposite Jerrell Freeman and outside linebackers Willie Young and Pernell McPhee.[32]

He started the Chicago Bears' season-opener at the Houston Texans and recorded 11 combined tackles (seven solo) and a sack on Brock Osweiler during their 23–14 victory. He sustained a calf injury in Week 2 and missed the next two games (Weeks 3–4) while recovering.[33] On November 13, 2016, Trevathan recorded a season-high 13 combined tackles (nine solo) during a 36–10 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.[34] On November 28, 2016, the Chicago Bears placed Trevathan on injured reserve for the rest of the season after he suffered a ruptured patellar tendon in Week 12.[35] He finished the season with 66 combined tackles (49 solo), four pass deflections, and a sack in nine games and eight starts.[11]

2017

On September 28, 2017, Trevathan recorded a season-high 13 combined tackles (six solo) during a 35–14 loss to the Green Bay Packers.[36] He was involved in a controversial play when he delivered a helmet-to-helmet hit with the crown of his helmet to Packers' wide receiver Davante Adams and was flagged for unnecessary roughness. The hit was violent and showed Adams mouthpiece being knocked out and him losing consciousness. Many analysts deemed the hit unnecessary due to safety Adrian Amos having Adams wrapped up immediately after he caught a screen pass.[37] On September 30, 2017, he was suspended two games for the hit, but later had it decreased to one game after he attended an appeal heard by former Tampa Bay Buccaneers' linebacker Derrick Brooks.[38] On October 22, 2017, Trevathan recorded four combined tackles, two pass deflections, a sack, and intercepted a pass by Cam Newton during a 17–3 victory against the Carolina Panthers. The following week, he collected a season-high tying 13 combined tackles (nine solo) in their 20–12 loss at the New Orleans Saints.[39] He served his suspension during the Bears' Week 10 loss to the Green Bay Packers and was inactive for the next two games (Weeks 11–13) due to a calf injury.[40] Trevathan finished the 2017 season with 89 combined tackles (60 solo), five pass deflections, two sacks, and an interception in 12 games and 12 starts.[11] Pro Football Focus gave Trevathan an overall grade of 84.7, which ranked 12th among all qualifying linebackers in 2017.[41]

2018

Danny Trevathan 2018
Danny Trevathan in a game against the San Francisco 49ers in 2018

In Week 2 of the 2018 NFL season, Trevathan recorded six solo tackles, two assists, two sacks, and a forced fumble in a 24–17 Monday Night Football win over the Seattle Seahawks, earning him NFC Defensive Player of the Week.[42][43] In week 7 against the New England Patriots, Trevathan had 10 tackles. In week 16 against the San Francisco 49ers, Trevathan made 7 tackles and intercepted a pass from Nick Mullens deflected off wide receiver Marquise Goodwin. The Bears would win 14-9. Trevathan finished the season with 102 tackles, 2 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 forced fumble, and 1 fumble recovery. He received an overall grade of 73.7 from Pro Football Focus in 2018, which ranked as the 21st highest grade among all qualifying linebackers. [44]

Career Stats

Year Team Games Tackles Ints Fumbles
G GS Comb Total Ast Sacks Int PD FF FR
2012 DEN 16 0 33 22 11 1.0 0 3 0 0
2013 DEN 16 16 129 88 41 2.0 3 10 3 1
2014 DEN 3 1 11 9 2 0.0 0 0 0 0
2015 DEN 15 15 109 73 36 0.0 2 6 0 0
2016 CHI 9 8 66 49 17 1.0 0 4 0 0
2017 CHI 12 12 89 60 29 2.0 1 5 1 1
2018 CHI 16 16 102 76 26 2.0 2 6 1 1
Career 87 68 539 377 162 8.0 8 34 5 3

Personal life

Trevathan was born in Youngstown, Ohio, to Vincent & Michelle Hicks. His father played college football at the University of Toledo. Danny attended Leesburg High School in Leesburg, Florida.[1] While attending college at University of Kentucky, Danny met LaToria Burns who is originally from Jackson, Mississippi. She is the daughter of Vicky Burns and in November 2013, she gave birth to a baby girl named Danoir Louise Trevathan.

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External links

2010 All-SEC football team

The 2010 All-SEC football team consists of American football players selected to the All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) chosen by the Associated Press (AP) and the conference coaches for the 2010 Southeastern Conference football season.

The Auburn Tigers won the conference, beating the South Carolina Gamecocks 56 to 17 in the SEC Championship game. The Tigers then won a national championship, defeating the Pac-12 champion Oregon Ducks 22 to 19 in the 2011 BCS National Championship Game. Auburn led the conference with four consensus first-team All-SEC selections by both the AP and the coaches; LSU was second with three.

Auburn quarterback Cam Newton, a unanimous AP selection, won the Heisman Trophy and was voted AP SEC Offensive Player of the Year. Auburn defensive tackle Nick Fairley, also a unanimous AP selection, won the Lombardi Award and was voted AP SEC Defensive Player of the Year. LSU cornerback Patrick Peterson won the Bednarik Award.

2010 Southeastern Conference football season

The 2010 Southeastern Conference football season began on Thursday, September 2, 2010 with South Carolina defeating Southern Miss on ESPN.

2011 All-SEC football team

The 2011 All-SEC football team consists of American football players selected to the All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) chosen by the Associated Press (AP) and the conference coaches for the 2011 Southeastern Conference football season.

The LSU Tigers won the conference, beating the Georgia Bulldogs 42 to 10 in the SEC Championship game. The Tigers then lost the national championship to the Alabama Crimson Tide 21 to 0 in the 2012 BCS National Championship Game, a rematch of a regular season game won in overtime by LSU 9 to 6.

Alabama running back Trent Richardson, a unanimous AP Selection, won the Doak Walker Award given to the nation's top running back and was voted AP SEC Offensive Player of the Year. LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu, also a unanimous AP selection, won the Bednarik Award as the nation's top defensive player and was voted AP SEC Defensive Player of the Year.

2011 Kentucky Wildcats football team

The 2011 Kentucky Wildcats football team represented the University of Kentucky in the college football season of 2011–2012. The team, led by second-year head coach Joker Phillips, played their home games at Commonwealth Stadium, now known as Kroger Field, in Lexington, Kentucky, and competed in the Eastern Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC).

While the Wildcats ended the season at 5–7 and missed out what would have been their sixth consecutive bowl appearance, they finished on a high. The Wildcats' season-ending 10–7 victory over Tennessee, their first over the Volunteers since 1984, ended what was then the longest current losing streak against an annual opponent in FBS at 26.

2011 Southeastern Conference football season

The 2011 Southeastern Conference football season began on Thursday, September 1, 2011 with Kentucky taking on Western Kentucky on ESPNU. The season concluded on January 9, 2012 as the Alabama Crimson Tide shut out LSU Tigers, 21–0 in the Allstate BCS National Championship Game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans to claim their 14th national championship in school history.

2014 Denver Broncos season

The 2014 Denver Broncos season was the franchise's 45th season in the National Football League and the 55th overall. It also marked the third season with Peyton Manning as the team's starting quarterback.

The Broncos entered the 2014 season as the defending AFC champions, hoping to compete for another Super Bowl run, following a 43–8 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII. The offseason was dominated by numerous roster changes, including the retirement of longtime cornerback Champ Bailey. One day before the start of the team's training camp, the Broncos announced that owner Pat Bowlen relinquished control of the team due to his battle with Alzheimer's disease.Like the previous two seasons, the Broncos set numerous individual, league and franchise records, including Peyton Manning becoming the NFL's all-time leader in career touchdown passes and wide receiver Demaryius Thomas setting a new franchise record for receiving yards in a single season, despite the team's offensive philosophy changing toward a run-oriented offense in the second half of the season. Manning threw a total of 40 touchdown passes, but only four came in the last four games of the regular season and the playoffs. In addition, Manning achieved only one 300-yard passing game within the team's last seven games (including the playoffs), courtesy of the emergence of running back C. J. Anderson, who achieved 1,282 all-purpose yards, the majority of which came in the second half of the regular season and the playoffs. One day after the Broncos' 24–13 playoff loss to the Indianapolis Colts in the Divisional round of the playoffs, media reports indicated that Manning had been playing with a strained quadriceps since a Week 15 game against the San Diego Chargers.The Broncos clinched their fourth consecutive AFC West division title, a first-round bye and the AFC's No. 2 seed, but lost in the Divisional round of the playoffs for the third time in four seasons.

This was also John Fox's final year as the Broncos' head coach after four seasons, as he mutually agreed to part ways with the team on January 12, 2015, possibly due to poor playoff performances during his tenure, including no playoff wins in 2012 and 2014, as well as suffering a blowout loss in Super Bowl XLVIII.

2015 Denver Broncos season

The 2015 Denver Broncos season was the franchise's 46th season in the National Football League and the 56th overall. It was also the fourth season with Peyton Manning as the team's starting quarterback, as well as the final season of Manning's 18-year NFL career.

After losing in the Divisional round of the playoffs during three of the previous four seasons, the Broncos underwent numerous coaching changes, including a mutual parting with head coach John Fox, and the hiring of Gary Kubiak as the new head coach. Under Kubiak and offensive coordinator Rick Dennison, the Broncos planned to install a run-oriented West coast offense with zone blocking to blend in with Manning's shotgun passing style, but struggled with numerous changes and injuries to the offensive line.

Manning missed six games due to a partial tear of the plantar fascia in his left foot and had his worst statistical season since his rookie year with the Indianapolis Colts in 1998. Backup quarterback Brock Osweiler filled in for Manning during the second half of the regular season, before Manning re-claimed the starting quarterback position prior to the team's postseason run. Under defensive coordinator Wade Phillips, the Broncos' defense ranked No. 1 in total yards, passing yards, average yards per rush and sacks, and like the previous three seasons, the team continued to set numerous individual, league and franchise records. The team's defense is widely considered to be among the greatest of all time, particularly due to the fact that it had to carry a lackluster offense the entire season. The team's defensive backfield, arguably the most dominant part of the defense, gave itself the nickname "No Fly Zone."The Broncos clinched their fifth-consecutive AFC West division title, fourth consecutive first-round bye and the AFC's No. 1 playoff seed for the third time in four seasons. As was the case during the regular season, the Broncos' defense dominated their playoff opponents. During the Broncos three playoff games, they recorded 14 sacks, forced seven turnovers, surrendered only one touchdown pass and gave up just 44 combined points (an average of just 14.7 points a game). The Broncos defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 23–16 in the Divisional round and the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots 20–18 in the AFC Championship Game. The Broncos then defeated the Carolina Panthers 24–10 in Super Bowl 50 — the franchise's third Super Bowl championship, and the first since winning back-to-back Super Bowls in 1997 and 1998.

2017 Chicago Bears season

The 2017 season was the Chicago Bears' 98th in the National Football League and their third and final season under head coach John Fox. The Bears improved upon the previous year's 3–13 record, finishing 5–11, but failed to make the playoffs and suffered their fourth consecutive losing season.

This was their first season since 2008 without Jay Cutler as their starting quarterback, ending an eight-year era. Instead, the Bears picked up former Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon in free agency and traded up to the number two overall pick in the draft for Mitchell Trubisky. Glennon started the first four games of the season, but was benched for Trubisky after a 1–3 start. Despite entering the bye week with a 3–5 record, the Bears were eliminated from playoff contention following a week thirteen loss against the San Francisco 49ers, and finished the season 5–11. In addition, no Bears players were selected to the Pro Bowl. To add to these failures, it was the first season since 1969 that the Bears failed to win a game against a divisional opponent.

On January 1, 2018, after failing to produce a winning season for the third year in a row, Fox was fired following the Bears 23–10 loss to the Vikings the day prior.

Brandon Marshall (linebacker)

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Brian Xanders

Brian Xanders (born April 10, 1971) is an American football executive and former Florida State football player. He is the former general manager for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL), and currently is a senior personnel executive for the NFL's Los Angeles Rams.

Xanders is in his first season with the Rams, following a four-year run with the Detroit Lions, a five-year stint with the Broncos and a 14-year tenure with the Atlanta Falcons. For the Rams, Xanders works with all areas of the club’s player personnel department, including college scouting, pro personnel, coaching research, and football systems development.

The 2017 season marks Xanders’ 24th year in the NFL working in a variety of player personnel, scouting, football operations and coaching staff roles during his time at four teams (Los Angeles, Detroit, Denver and Atlanta). He has direct experience in player evaluations with the last 21 NFL Draft classes and 16 free agency periods.

During his tenure as the Broncos’ general manager, he engineered the personnel transformation where 90-percent of the team’s roster (55 of 61 players) were acquired through the draft, free agency or re-signed by the club. The four-year personnel foundation from 2009-2012, yielded 5 straight division titles and a 64-26 record from 2011-2015 (two Super Bowl appearances / Super Bowl 50 Champions).

The Broncos executed high-producing NFL Draft classes from 2009-12, which finished fifth in the NFL in playtime and third in games started during the four-year period. Those four draft classes became the second highest compensated draft classes in NFL history from 2012-2016. There are 22 primary starters (1+ year) on NFL teams from those draft classes, including six Pro Bowl players: LB Von Miller, WR Demaryius Thomas, CB Chris Harris Jr., TE Julius Thomas, DT Malik Jackson, and OG Zane Beadles.

Core Starters [2009-2012] - 22 (1+ year as a starter)

Pro Bowl Players - 6

Pro Bowl Appearances: 15 (3rd)

Total NFL Contract Value - $920M (2nd highest in NFL history)

Total Playtime (5th)

Games Played (6th)

Games Started (3rd)LB/Von Miller [2011 - 1] 7-year starter, 6 Pro Bowls, 5 NFL All-Pro

WR/Demaryius Thomas [2010 - 1] 6-year starter, 4 Pro Bowls, 2 NFL All-Pro

DC/Chris Harris [2011 - CFA] 5-year starter, 3 Pro Bowls, 3 NFL All-Pro

TE/Julius Thomas [2011 - 4] 5-year starter, 2 Pro Bowls

DT/Malik Jackson [2012 - 5] 4-year starter, 1 Pro Bowl

OG/Zane Beadles [2010 - 2] 8-year starter, 1 Pro Bowl

OT/Orlando Franklin [2011 - 2] 7-year starter

WR/Eric Decker [2010 - 3] 6-year starter

DT/Derek Wolfe [2012 - 2] 6-year starter

DE/Robert Ayers [2009 - 1] 4-year starter

DC/Perrish Cox [2010 - 5] 4-year starter

LB/Danny Trevathan [2012 - 6] 3-year starter

OC/J.D. Walton [2010 - 3] 3-year starter

FS/Rahim Moore [2011 - 2] 3-year starter

RB/Knowshon Moreno [2009 - 1] 3-year starter

TE/Virgil Green [2011 - 7] 3-year starter

6 players with 1-year as core starterThere were also eight other Pro Bowl players who were acquired, signed or extended during his tenure: QB Peyton Manning (FA, 2012-15), SS Brian Dawkins (UFA, 2009-11), WR Brandon Lloyd (FA, 2009-11), RB Willis McGahee (FA, 2011), CB Champ Bailey (re-signed, 2011), DE Elvis Dumervil (re-signed, 2010), WR Brandon Marshall (re-signed, 2010), and OT Ryan Clady (1st round, 2008).

During his tenure in Denver, he also supervised the day-to-day operations of the Broncos' college scouting, pro scouting, labor operations/salary cap, equipment, medical, video, football systems and football operations departments. He served on the NFL College Advisory, NFL Combine Selection and the NFL Statistics Committees. He was originally hired by Denver as assistant general manager in 2008.

Before joining the Broncos, he worked 14 seasons (1994-2008) with the Atlanta Falcons in various scouting, player personnel, football operations, coaching staff and technology/systems roles. Xanders was a member of the Falcons' defensive coaching staff on their 1998 team that became the first in franchise history to earn a Super Bowl berth (XXXIII). Selected by the Falcons to attend Stanford University's NFL Program for Managers in 2005, he has given presentations at several universities on NFL player personnel issues.

A former linebacker who played for Bobby Bowden at Florida State University from 1989-92, Xanders was a member of four bowl-winning teams with the Seminoles that had a 42-7 combined record. He was an All-Atlantic Coast Conference academic team selection and graduated from FSU with a master's degree in business administration and a bachelor's degree in business management. Xanders and his wife of 18 years, Amy, have two children, Reid and Mary Claire and reside in Northville, Michigan. He participates with Habitat for Humanity charities, Homes for the Holidays, Detroit Soup Kitchen and Warrick Dunn Charities.

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Davante Lavell Adams (born December 24, 1992) is an American football wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Fresno State, and was selected by the Packers in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft.

Donald Stephenson

Donald Wayne Stephenson (born September 30, 1988) is a former American football offensive tackle of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Oklahoma. Stephenson was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He was also a member of the Denver Broncos and briefly with the Cleveland Browns before retiring in July 2018.

Kentucky Wildcats football

The Kentucky Wildcats football program represents the University of Kentucky in the sport of American football. The Wildcats compete in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Eastern Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). The Wildcats play their home games at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky and are currently led by head coach Mark Stoops.

Leesburg High School (Leesburg, Florida)

Leesburg High School is a high school located in Leesburg, Florida and is one of seven public high schools in Lake County, Florida. The school is made up of approximately 1,700 students. The current principal is Michael A Randolph, Jr.

Super Bowl 50

Super Bowl 50 was an American football game to determine the champion of the National Football League (NFL) for the 2015 season. The American Football Conference (AFC) champions Denver Broncos defeated the National Football Conference (NFC) champions Carolina Panthers, 24–10. The game was played on February 7, 2016, at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, in the Bay Area. As this was the 50th Super Bowl game, the league emphasized the "golden anniversary" with various gold-themed initiatives during the 2015 season, as well as suspending the tradition of naming each Super Bowl game with Roman numerals (under which the game would have been known as "Super Bowl L"), so the logo could prominently feature the Arabic numerals 50.The Panthers finished the regular season with a 15–1 record, racking up the league's top offense, and quarterback Cam Newton was named the NFL Most Valuable Player (MVP). They defeated the Arizona Cardinals 49–15 in the NFC Championship Game and advanced to their second Super Bowl appearance since the franchise began playing in 1995. The Broncos finished the regular season with a 12–4 record, bolstered by having the league's top defense. The Broncos defeated the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots 20–18 in the AFC Championship Game joining the Patriots, Dallas Cowboys, and Pittsburgh Steelers as one of four teams that have made eight appearances in the Super Bowl. This record would later be broken the next season, in 2017, when the Patriots advanced to their ninth Super Bowl appearance in Super Bowl LI.

The Broncos took an early lead in Super Bowl 50 and never trailed. Denver recorded seven sacks and forced four turnovers. Carolina likewise kept pace by recording five sacks and forcing two turnovers. Denver linebacker Von Miller was named Super Bowl MVP. This game was also the final game of Peyton Manning's career; the Broncos quarterback, who also won Super Bowl XLI, announced his retirement in March 2016.CBS' broadcast of the game was the third most-watched program in American television history with an average of 111.9 million viewers. The network charged an average of $5 million for a 30-second commercial during the game. It remains the highest-rated program in the history of CBS. The Super Bowl 50 halftime show was headlined by Coldplay, with special guest performers Beyoncé and Bruno Mars.

Todd Davis (American football)

Todd Davis (born May 17, 1992) is an American football linebacker for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Sacramento State University and attended Paraclete High School in Lancaster, California. He has also been a member of the New Orleans Saints.

Trevathan

Trevathan is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

Danny Trevathan (born 1990), American football player

Edwin Trevathan, American pediatrician

Wesley Woodyard

Wesley Woodyard Jr. (born July 21, 1986) is an American football linebacker for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League (NFL). He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Denver Broncos in 2008. He played college football for the University of Kentucky.

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