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Published: Sept. 17, 2018 at 02:11 p.m.

Vontae Davis through the years

In an extraordinarily unusual move, veteran cornerback Vontae Davis retired from the NFL during halftime of Sunday's loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. Davis joined the Buffalo Bills on a one-year deal in February after playing six seasons with the Indianapolis Colts. He began his career with the Miami Dolphins in 2009. Check out some of the clutch moments throughout Davis’ career.

26 Photos Total

  • Miami Dolphins cornerback Vontae Davis, foreground, celebrates after scoring a touchdown following a 23-yard interception against the Buffalo Bills during an NFL football game in Miami, Fla., Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009. 26

    Lynne Sladky/Associated Press

    Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009

    Miami Dolphins cornerback Vontae Davis, foreground, celebrates after scoring a touchdown following a 23-yard interception against the Buffalo Bills during an NFL football game in Miami, Fla., Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009.

  • Miami Dolphins Vontae Davis #21 is seen late in a game against the New York Jets during  an NFL football game in East Rutherford, N.J., Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009. The Dolphins won the game 30-25. 25

    Bill Kostroun/Associated Press

    Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009

    Miami Dolphins Vontae Davis #21 is seen late in a game against the New York Jets during an NFL football game in East Rutherford, N.J., Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009. The Dolphins won the game 30-25.

  • Miami Dolphins cornerback Vontae Davis, left, goes up over New England Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss (81) to intercept a Tom Brady pass during the first quarter of their NFL football game in Foxborough, Mass., Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009. 24

    Charles Krupa/Associated Press

    Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009

    Miami Dolphins cornerback Vontae Davis, left, goes up over New England Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss (81) to intercept a Tom Brady pass during the first quarter of their NFL football game in Foxborough, Mass., Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009.

  • Miami Dolphins cornerback Vontae Davis (21) intercepts the ball in the end zone as New England Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss (81) comes up short during an NFL  football game in Miami, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009. 23

    Lynne Sladky/Associated Press

    Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009

    Miami Dolphins cornerback Vontae Davis (21) intercepts the ball in the end zone as New England Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss (81) comes up short during an NFL football game in Miami, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009.

  • Miami Dolphins cornerback Vontae Davis (21) intercepts the football from Houston Texans wide receiver Jacoby Jones (12) in the second quarter during a NFL football game in Miami Sunday, Dec. 27, 2009. The interception was nullified due to a penalty. 22

    Hans Deryk/Associated Press

    Sunday, Dec. 27, 2009

    Miami Dolphins cornerback Vontae Davis (21) intercepts the football from Houston Texans wide receiver Jacoby Jones (12) in the second quarter during a NFL football game in Miami Sunday, Dec. 27, 2009. The interception was nullified due to a penalty.

  • Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace is taken down by Miami Dolphins cornerback Vontae Davis during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010 in Miami. 21

    Lynne Sladky/Associated Press

    Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace is taken down by Miami Dolphins cornerback Vontae Davis during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010 in Miami.

  • Miami Dolphins cornerback Vontae Davis (21) celebrates after the Dolphins stopped a Minnesota Vikings drive at the one-yard line during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010, in Minneapolis.The Dolphins won 14-10. 20

    Jim Mone/Associated Press

    Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010

    Miami Dolphins cornerback Vontae Davis (21) celebrates after the Dolphins stopped a Minnesota Vikings drive at the one-yard line during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010, in Minneapolis.The Dolphins won 14-10.

  • Miami Dolphins cornerback Vontae Davis (21) before an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010, in Green Bay, Wis. 19

    Mike Roemer/Associated Press

    Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010

    Miami Dolphins cornerback Vontae Davis (21) before an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010, in Green Bay, Wis.

  • Miami Dolphins cornerback Vontae Davis (21) looks back as he runs for several yards during an NFL preseason football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, in Tampa, Fla. 18

    Brian Blanco/Associated Press

    Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011

    Miami Dolphins cornerback Vontae Davis (21) looks back as he runs for several yards during an NFL preseason football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, in Tampa, Fla.

  • Miami Dolphins cornerback Vontae Davis celebrates an interception during the first half an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011, in Miami. (AP Photo/Hans Deryk) 17

    Hans Deryk/Associated Press

    Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011

    Miami Dolphins cornerback Vontae Davis celebrates an interception during the first half an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011, in Miami. (AP Photo/Hans Deryk)

  • Miami Dolphins cornerback Vontae Davis (21) intercepts a pass as Washington Redskins wide receiver Leonard Hankerson (85) looks on during the second quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011, in Miami. 16

    J Pat Carter/Associated Press

    Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011

    Miami Dolphins cornerback Vontae Davis (21) intercepts a pass as Washington Redskins wide receiver Leonard Hankerson (85) looks on during the second quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011, in Miami.

  • Miami Dolphins cornerback Vontae Davis, right, intercepts a pass from Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo intended for tight end Martellus Bennett (80) in the first quarter of an NFL football game, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011, in Arlington, Texas. 15

    Matt Strasen/Associated Press

    Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011

    Miami Dolphins cornerback Vontae Davis, right, intercepts a pass from Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo intended for tight end Martellus Bennett (80) in the first quarter of an NFL football game, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011, in Arlington, Texas.

  • Miami Dolphins cornerback Vontae Davis (21) blocks a pass intended for Oakland Raiders wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey (85) during  the first half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011, in Miami , Fla. 14

    Wilfredo Lee/Associated Press

    Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011

    Miami Dolphins cornerback Vontae Davis (21) blocks a pass intended for Oakland Raiders wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey (85) during the first half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011, in Miami , Fla.

  • Miami Dolphins' Vontae Davis (21) celebrates his interception against the Buffalo Bills during the second half of an NFL football game in Orchard Park, N.Y., Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011. The Dolphins won 30-23. 13

    David Duprey/Associated Press

    Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011

    Miami Dolphins' Vontae Davis (21) celebrates his interception against the Buffalo Bills during the second half of an NFL football game in Orchard Park, N.Y., Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011. The Dolphins won 30-23.

  • Indianapolis Colts' Vontae Davis (23) makes in interception against Houston Texans' Andre Johnson (80) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, in Indianapolis. 12

    AJ Mast/Associated Press

    Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012

    Indianapolis Colts' Vontae Davis (23) makes in interception against Houston Texans' Andre Johnson (80) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, in Indianapolis.

  • Indianapolis Colts cornerback Vontae Davis (23) intercepts a pass intended for Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Cecil Shorts (84) during the first half of an NFL football game in Jacksonville, Fla., Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. The Colts beat the Jaguars 37-3. 11

    Stephen Morton/Associated Press

    Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013

    Indianapolis Colts cornerback Vontae Davis (23) intercepts a pass intended for Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Cecil Shorts (84) during the first half of an NFL football game in Jacksonville, Fla., Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. The Colts beat the Jaguars 37-3.

  • Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Junior Hemingway (88) drops a pass as he is hit by Indianapolis Colts cornerback Vontae Davis (23) during the first half of an NFL football game at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013. The pass was incomplete. 10

    Ed Zurga/Associated Press

    Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013

    Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Junior Hemingway (88) drops a pass as he is hit by Indianapolis Colts cornerback Vontae Davis (23) during the first half of an NFL football game at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013. The pass was incomplete.

  • Indianapolis Colts cornerback Vontae Davis (21) reacts during the second half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014 in Indianapolis. 9

    Michael Conroy/Associated Press

    Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

    Indianapolis Colts cornerback Vontae Davis (21) reacts during the second half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014 in Indianapolis.

  • Indianapolis Colts cornerback Vontae Davis (21) celebrates an interception against the New Orleans Saints in the first half of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015. 8

    R Brent Smith/Associated Press

    Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015

    Indianapolis Colts cornerback Vontae Davis (21) celebrates an interception against the New Orleans Saints in the first half of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015.

  • Indianapolis Colts cornerback Vontae Davis (21) celebrates with teammates after intercepting a pass by Houston Texans' Brock Osweiler during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, October, 16, 2016, in Houston. 7

    Eric Christian Smith/Associated Press

    Sunday, October, 16, 2016

    Indianapolis Colts cornerback Vontae Davis (21) celebrates with teammates after intercepting a pass by Houston Texans' Brock Osweiler during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, October, 16, 2016, in Houston.

  • Oakland Raiders running back Latavius Murray (28) runs against Indianapolis Colts cornerback Vontae Davis (21) during the first half of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016. 6

    Marcio Jose Sanchez/Associated Press

    Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016

    Oakland Raiders running back Latavius Murray (28) runs against Indianapolis Colts cornerback Vontae Davis (21) during the first half of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016.

  • Indianapolis Colts' Vontae Davis, left, arrives for NFL football training camp in a Polaris Slingshot SL, Saturday, July 29, 2017, in Indianapolis. 5

    Darron Cummings/Associated Press

    Saturday, July 29, 2017

    Indianapolis Colts' Vontae Davis, left, arrives for NFL football training camp in a Polaris Slingshot SL, Saturday, July 29, 2017, in Indianapolis.

  • Buffalo Bills cornerback Vontae Davis runs a drill during practice at the NFL football team's training camp in Pittsford, N.Y., Sunday, July 29, 2018. 4

    Adrian Kraus/Associated Press

    Sunday, July 29, 2018

    Buffalo Bills cornerback Vontae Davis runs a drill during practice at the NFL football team's training camp in Pittsford, N.Y., Sunday, July 29, 2018.

  • Buffalo Bills' Vontae Davis (22) breaks up a pass to Cincinnati Bengals' Josh Malone (80) during the second half of a preseason NFL football game Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, in Orchard Park, N.Y. 3

    Jeffrey T. Barnes/Associated Press

    Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018

    Buffalo Bills' Vontae Davis (22) breaks up a pass to Cincinnati Bengals' Josh Malone (80) during the second half of a preseason NFL football game Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, in Orchard Park, N.Y.

  • Buffalo Bills' Vontae Davis (22) tackles Cincinnati Bengals' Tyler Boyd (83) during the second half of a preseason NFL football game Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, in Orchard Park, N.Y. 2

    Jeffrey T. Barnes/Associated Press

    Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018

    Buffalo Bills' Vontae Davis (22) tackles Cincinnati Bengals' Tyler Boyd (83) during the second half of a preseason NFL football game Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, in Orchard Park, N.Y.

  • Buffalo Bills' Vontae Davis, center, gets up after Los Angeles Chargers' Mike Williams, right, scores a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Orchard Park, N.Y. 1

    Adrian Kraus/Associated Press

    Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018

    Buffalo Bills' Vontae Davis, center, gets up after Los Angeles Chargers' Mike Williams, right, scores a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Orchard Park, N.Y.