Guyanese Jason David to play in Super Bowl final tomorrow

Kaieteur News
February 3, 2007

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Many USA football fans may already know that Jason Aaron David, son of Linden 's own Walter David and Dawn McLean David, will be playing in the Super Bowl tomorrow.

David who wears the #42 Jersey is the starting right cornerback for the Indianapolis Colts.

Playing one year now as a Pro, David was selected by the Colts in 4th round (125th overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft. He is a communications major and was born on June 12th 1982.

In an outstanding college career he has been described as an outstanding pass thief who has excellent quickness and acceleration in the open field. He moved into the starting lineup as a sophomore at right cornerback and also performed on the special teams coverage units, in addition to filling in as a reserve punt and kickoff returner.

David who played in 44 games for the Cougars, starting his last 35 contests, recorded 128 tackles (109 solos) with four stops behind the line of scrimmage, four fumble recoveries, returning one for a touchdown, three forced fumbles, 16 interceptions for 318 yards in returns with three scores, 36 pass deflections, four punt returns for 35 yards (8.8 avg.) and 11 kickoff returns for 208 yards (18.9 avg.).

Only Lamont Thompson (24, 1997-99, 2001) had more interceptions in a career for the Cougars.

His three interceptions returned for touchdowns set a school all-time record. His 318 yards on interception returns broke Thompson old Washington State career-record of 223.

His father Walter hails from Wismar Street , Mackenzie and was a former sprinter for Linden while his mother Dawn was a nurse at the Mackenzie Hospital .