Lavonte David is an American football linebacker for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League. He attended Northwestern High School (Miami, FL); won back-to-back Florida state titles with an undefeated record in 2006 and 2007. He played college football for the University of Nebraska, and was drafted by the Buccaneers in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft.
While at Nebraska, David volunteered his time with the team to hospital visits and the Husker Heroes program. At the Tampa Bay Bucs David led students through football drills and promoted the importance of health and fitness for the opening of BUCS CARE School Fitness Zones at two local elementary schools. The linebacker also visited youth at All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg and sang holiday carols to residents at Westminster Palms retirement home. David visited MacDill Air Force Base in Downtown Tampa to tour a hurricane aircraft, witness a military dog training session, and thank civilian workers and active duty military for their service. Currently Lavonte David is a Big Brothers Big Sisters “Big Champion” Ambassador. As a youth, his mentor played a major part in his life. He understands what kind of impact a mentor can have on the youth to further their growth, acceptance and life lessons.