SANTA CLARA, Calif. (WFLA) — Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte David started Sunday’s matchup against the San Francisco 49ers off to a great start.
Within just three minutes of the first quarter kicking off, David took down the 49ers’ second-year quarterback, Brock Purdy, recording the first sack of the game.
The play, which seemingly set the tone for the Bucs’ defense, also doubled as a career milestone for the veteran Buc.
According to Buccaneers Communications, David’s tackle Sunday was his 1,429th career tackle, which has now surpassed Pro Football Hall of Famer Rondé Barber (1,428) for the second-most tackles in Bucs history. He now trails only Derrick Brooks (2,198).
Buccaneers senior writer and editor Scott Smith said “it’s cool” David’s milestone tackle came on an 11-yard sack.
Tampa Bay ultimately fell 27-14 to Brock Purdy and the San Francisco 49ers.