For Jets' Davis, leadership, faith intertwined

    2014-08-10 16:29

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By DENNIS WASZAK Jr.
AP Sports Writer

CORTLAND, N.Y. (AP) - Demario Davis' eyes are pure intensity.

The New York Jets' playmaking linebacker has a serious gaze - whether he's talking about football or life. He speaks with a purpose while looking straight at you, the dark brown around his pupils piercing and intimidating.

They are the eyes of a leader. They garner attention and respect - on the football field and off.

Davis, who says ''leaders are born,'' is only in his third NFL season, but is considered one of the Jets' main leaders. For Davis, leading people is a delicate balance of faith and football. He's a devout Christian whose job requires him to smash opposing ball carriers. He studies the Bible and his playbook with equal amounts of urgency.

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