Former two-time Pro Bowler plans to call it a career after over a decade in the NFL Streeter Lecka/Getty Images
CHARLOTTE, NC - OCTOBER 25: Teammates Thomas Davis #58 and Luke Kuechly #59 of the Carolina Panthers talk during a break against the Philadelphia Eagles at Bank of America Stadium on October 25, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

The 2018 NFL season will be the last for Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis.

Davis, 34, told’s Brooke Cersosimo that he plans to retire after the 2018 season with the Panthers, and he’s spent his entire 13-year career with the franchise.

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Davis was drafted 14th overall in the 2005 NFL Draft out of Georgia after an All-American career with the Bulldogs.

He tore his ACL three different times, and he became the first professional athlete to return and play after three ACL tears. After his return, he was a Second-Team All Pro in 2013 and First-Team All Pro in 2015 while helping the Panthers reach the Super Bowl.

Davis and linebacker Luke Kuechly formed one of the best linebacking tandems in the league over the last few seasons. He was also named the Walter Payton Man of the Year in 2014, and he made the Pro Bowl in 2015 and 2016.

Davis has 13 interceptions and 18 forced fumbles in his career, and he’ll be difficult to replace for Carolina after the 2018 season.

Cole Frederick About the author:
Cole Frederick is from a small town in Alabama, and he graduated from the University of Mississippi with a degree in journalism. He loves all sports - especially football and basketball - and quotes The Office frequently.
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