Don Davey Finishes Race Across America for Veterans Mental Health
Original Jaguars defensive lineman Don Davey finished his cross-country quest at Race Across America.
Davey’s team completed the journey in six days and 13 hours, finishing first in the 8-person mixed category of the grueling bike race that stretched from Oceanside, California to Annapolis, Maryland.
His team raised more than $ 150,000 for the ONE MILE Leadership Project, which runs mental health support and awareness programs with a special focus on military veterans.
“Taking part in the Race Across America is one of the hardest things I’ve ever done, but also one of the most rewarding,” said Davey. “My teammates and my crew were incredibly positive, optimistic and supportive from start to finish. Best of all, we’ve raised over $ 150,000 to support the brave men and women in our military who protect the freedoms we all enjoy. “
The 53-year-old Davey played parts of eight seasons in the NFL, the first four with the Green Bay Packers from 1991 to 1994 and the last four with the newly formed Jaguars from 1995 to early 1998. He took six and a half sacks in 42 games Jacksonville and played for the Jaguars during the team’s debut season and in the post-1996 AFC Championship Game run.