|Position:||Wide receiver / kick returner|
|Born:||June 12, 1979|
Niskayuna, New York
|Height:||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight:||195 lb (88 kg)|
|High school:||Niskayuna (NY)|
|NFL Draft:||2002 / Round: 2 / Pick: 47|
|Career NFL statistics|
André N. Davis (born June 12, 1979) is a former American football wide receiver and kick returner. He was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the second round of the 2002 NFL Draft. He played college football at Virginia Tech. Davis also played for the New England Patriots, Buffalo Bills and Houston Texans in his career.
Davis was the star on the Niskayuna High School track and field team, where he also played soccer. Due to an argument with the Soccer coach he quit and joined the football team his JR year. He did not begin playing football until his junior year.
Davis accepted a football scholarship from Virginia Tech, where he was a teammate of Michael Vick. He scored the first touchdown for the Hokies in the 2000 Sugar Bowl game against Florida State, despite falling 46-29. He was awarded the Today's Top VIII Award as a member of the Class of 2002. For his college accomplishments, he was enshrined in the Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame.
Davis was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the 2002 NFL Draft. During his first three seasons in Cleveland, he played wide receiver and on special teams. Davis scored on a 99-yard touchdown reception during a game on October 17, 2004, against the Cincinnati Bengals. The reception ties Davis with twelve other players for the NFL record for longest career reception.
Davis spent 2005 and 2006 with the New England Patriots and Buffalo Bills respectively. He was then signed by the Houston Texans for a one-year deal in 2007. Davis started for the Texans, replacing an injured Andre Johnson in Week 3 of the 2007 NFL season. He scored his first touchdown for the Texans on October 1, 2007 - Week 4 - against the Atlanta Falcons (35 yard touchdown reception). Davis took over for an injured Jerome Mathis as a kick returner. On December 30, in the last game of the 2007 regular season against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Davis scored two consecutive touchdowns on kickoff returns, the first for 97 yards and the second for 104.
It was reported February 28, 2008, that the Texans had reached an agreement with Davis to stay on the team. He received $16 million over four years, with $8 million guaranteed.
On February 18, 2011, the Texans released Davis.
Davis lives in Middletown, DE with his wife, Janelle, their children, Daylen, Bryce, Laila and Noelle.