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Former NFL CB Vontae Davis found dead in home at age 35

Former Miami Dolphins CB Vontae Davis, who retired in 2018, has died at the age of 35. No cause of death has been released pending an autopsy. According to the Miami Fox affiliate WSVN, David was found dead in Southwest Ranches, Florida on Monday morning, with the Davie Police Department confirming to PEOPLE that Davis’ body was found in a home owned by Davis’ grandmother, Adaline Davis.

Police said that officers responded to the residence in reference to a medical call that was made by “the house assistant, who found the homeowner deceased. Preliminary information suggests that foul play is not involved  The investigation remains ACTIVE.”  A statement from The Davie Police Department read: “This morning, Davie Police Officers responded to 6051 SW 178th Avenue in reference to a medical call. Officers were called to the residence by the house assistant, who found the homeowner deceased. We can confirm that the deceased individual is Vontae Davis age 35. Preliminary information suggests that foul play is not involved.”

Davis’ former coach Chester Frazier also confirmed the death on X: “#illinination we lost a great today!!! RIP TO @vontaedavis man nothing but good memories of that dude in school!!! Praying for the Davis family!!”  The Miami Dolphins also posted on X: “We are heartbroken by the sudden passing of former Dolphins CB Vontae Davis and extend our deepest condolences to his family & loved ones during this difficult time.”

The Miami Dolphins signed Davis in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft, trading him to the Indianapolis Colts during 2012 training. A two-time Pro Bowler, Davis played across 10 NFL seasons with various teams including the Dolphins, Indianapolis Colts and Buffalo Bills.

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