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Former NFL Star Vontae Davis Found Dead at 35



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The two-time Pro Bowl cornerback was found dead in a Southwest Ranches, Florida home, police confirmed to PEOPLE

Vontae Davis, a former NFL star who retired in 2018, has died. He was 35.

The retired football pro was found dead in Southwest Ranches, Florida on Monday morning, the Davie Police Department confirmed to PEOPLE.

Davis’ body was found in a home owned by Davis’ grandmother, Adaline Davis, according to the Miami Fox affiliate WSVN, who was first to report the news.

Officers responded to the residence “in reference to a medical call” that was made by “the house assistant, who found the homeowner deceased,” police said in a statement to PEOPLE.

“Preliminary information suggests that foul play is not involved,” the statement reads. “The investigation remains ACTIVE.”

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Vontae Davis on the field with the Colts in 2015. CHARLES TRAINOR JR./MIAMI HERALD/TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE VIA GETTY

During his 10-season NFL career, the cornerback played for the Miami Dolphins, Indianapolis Colts and Buffalo Bills.

A two-time Pro Bowler, Davis was also well-known for abruptly retiring from the NFL at halftime in 2018.

Davis, who was playing for the Bills at the time, put on his street clothes, walked out of the stadium and decided to retire, Sports Illustrated reported at the time.

In an official statement announcing his retirement, Davis said, “This isn’t how I pictured retiring from the NFL. But today on the field, reality hit me and hard. I shouldn’t be out there anymore.”

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