Thomas Davis is one of the most popular players in Carolina Panthers history, as well as one of the toughest.
The Panthers’ all-time leading tackler, Davis is also the only player in NFL history to successfully come back from three ACL surgeries on the very same knee. Not only that, he played in Super Bowl 50 following the 2015 season after breaking his arm only two weeks before.
Now age 40, Davis was the Panthers’ first-round draft choice in 2005 and played the next 14 years for the Panthers as a heat-seeking linebacker who was also a community servant off the field. for much of that time, he was paired with Luke Kuechly to form perhaps the NFL’s best linebacker tandem. But what he believes is his highest individual honor came in 2014, when he was named the NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year for his community service.
Remarkably, Davis had his best seasons in the NFL late in his career, with all three of his Pro Bowl appearances coming after his three ACL surgeries. He played elsewhere in 2019 and 2020 before returning to Charlotte, where he and his family have long kept their permanent home. Davis signed a one-day contract in March 2021 so he could retire as a Panther and now owns and operates a sports bar and lounge called TEN58 in uptown Charlotte.
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Charlotte North Carolina – A Vibrant City With Something For Everyone
Events, Life, Sports, Weather, News
As the largest city in North Carolina, Charlotte is a bustling hub with something for everyone. Whether you’re craving craft beers and cuisines from around the world or simply want to soak up the sun on a scenic lake, Charlotte has it all.
With so much to do in and around the city, it’s no surprise that people love living here. With its low cost of living (compared to other East Coast cities) and a wide variety of job opportunities, Charlotte is an appealing choice for those looking for a big-city lifestyle with a small town feel.
A big part of the city’s charm comes from the many annual festivals and other cultural activities that take place throughout the year. From film and porch fests to performing arts showcases and food and wine weeks, there’s always something happening in the Queen City!
And if you’re ready to find your own spot in the city, look no further than Charlotte new homes. Located within the city’s vibrant urban center, Charlotte’s best new construction neighborhoods like Montford Park and Parkwood Square offer a new way to live close to the action.
The climate here is a bit more temperate than some might expect, with temperatures staying cool throughout the summer and warm but not too hot during the winter. And for those who enjoy driving, Charlotte has one of the safest traffic conditions among large metro areas.