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Thomas Davis’s wife thinks he’s some kind of super hero

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The last time we saw Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis playing the final football game of the season, he was doing so with a right arm that looked like the football itself.

But after spending a career overcoming dramatic injuries, he’s not ready to stop now.

Davis’s wife Kelly told Alex Marvez and Phil Savage on SiriusXM NFL Radio that her husband was not retiring, apparently looked to build on his indestructible image.

“His arm is healing up great,” Kelly Davis said. “He’s feeling awesome. I told him, ‘You are really Iron Man.'”

Of course, Davis earned that reputation the hard way, coming back from three torn ACLs to not just play, but play at a high level, earning Pro Bowl and All-Pro Honors in his 11th season.

But the tough-guy street cred came when he had surgery to install a plate and 12 screws into the arm the day after breaking it in the NFC Championship Game. When he shared photos of it after the game, it cemented the reality that Davis is willing to come back from anything to stay on the field.

Davis’s wife said he’s already started working out in preparation for the coming season, and that the 32-year-old linebacker has given no thoughts to retirement.

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11 Responses to “Thomas Davis’s wife thinks he’s some kind of super hero”
  1. bucks4ever13 says: Feb 23, 2016 8:40 AM

    He’s a model citizen, a great husband, a great father, a genuine person, and a hell of a football player. Happy that he’s been a Panther all of these years. He’s struggled through a lot as a Panther so it was nice to see him in the Super Bowl. Hopefully he can win one before he’s done.

  2. captainwhodat says: Feb 23, 2016 8:54 AM

    warrior on, dude…it’s been a pleasure watching you play…

  3. keeppounding says: Feb 23, 2016 9:08 AM

    One of the toughest players of all time. If not THE toughest to ever play. 3 acls and a broken arm in the super bowl. Wow

  4. thraiderskin says: Feb 23, 2016 9:14 AM

    The guy should be heralded (within football) for his physical sacrifice.

  5. bassplucker says: Feb 23, 2016 9:16 AM

    I wanted this guy to win even more than I wanted Peyton to lose. Unfortunately it was not to be but much respect for his incredible effort and example. There are literally only a handful of guys in the league like him anymore it seems.

  6. junkmtb says: Feb 23, 2016 9:24 AM

    bucks4ever13 said it best!! Mr. Davis is an overall great example of a role model and great man indeed!!!

  7. nflofficeadmin says: Feb 23, 2016 9:30 AM

    Wish him the best in life after the football playing days over. Hopefully he doesn’t have to live with chronic pain post football. Although I realize the odds are slim to none.

  8. savethebs says: Feb 23, 2016 9:39 AM

    But the tough-guy street cred came when he had surgery to install a plate and 12 screws into the arm the day after breaking it in the NFC Championship Game.
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    It came long before that. It came when he fixed his dislocated finger mid-play & still made the tackle. Maybe one of the few guys of this era who could play 20 years ago.

  9. madenatewell says: Feb 23, 2016 12:54 PM

    He’s thirty two but with the three missed seasons it only makes him 29. Plays like he’s still 26.

    He’s a bad man

    #KeepPounding

  10. babygaga19 says: Feb 23, 2016 1:21 PM

    Davis is a warrior, hero, role model, super duper guy, just like Camera Newton!!!
    #keepdabbing

  11. jgedgar70 says: Feb 23, 2016 4:18 PM

    TD is the baddest man on a football field since Jack Youngblood. And as others have said, he’s A-plus off the field. EVERY player should aspire to be just like him. So glad he’s on our side.

    Keep Pounding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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