Najeh Davenport

Position Running Back
Born Feb 8, 1979
Nationality United States United States
Nickname The Dump Truck
Team History
Indianapolis Colts Indianapolis Colts 2008
Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers 2006 - 2008
Green Bay Packers Green Bay Packers 2002 - 2005

Nejeh Trenadious Monté Davenport was a running back for the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers and currently a free agent. In college, Davenport played for the University of Miami. In 2002, the Green Bay Packers drafted him as the 135th pick in the fourth-round. On September 2, 2006, he was released by the Packers and signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers on September 10.

Over the course of his career, Davenport has struggled with injuries and fumbles. In both 2003 and 2004, he was hampered by various health problems. In 2005, he broke his ankle in a game against the New Orleans Saints, which kept him from playing for the rest of the season. In 2003, he gave up four fumbles, and he has fumbled a total of eight times in his career. Davenport has never played a full 16-game season. In 2003 and 2007, he appeared in 15 games and in 2006 in 13.

In 67 contests, he’s carried the ball 384 times for 1,793, averaging 4.6 yards per carry. He’s scored 13 career touchdowns, with three of those as a receiver. In 2007 for the Steelers, he crossed the goal line seven times; five of those were as a runner.

Davenport has the strength to break arm tackles but lacks the power to run through and over defenses. He needs a few steps to get to speed and once he does, he is an effective runner. He’s also a good outlet man on short passes and a decent punt and kickoff return man. As a back, he’s best when used as the number three guy.

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