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Lavonte David leads the NFL in this statistical category since 2012

PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 28: Heath Miller #83 of the Pittsburgh Steelers gets tackled by Lavonte David #54 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second quarter at Heinz Field on September 28, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 28: Heath Miller #83 of the Pittsburgh Steelers gets tackled by Lavonte David #54 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second quarter at Heinz Field on September 28, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte David has quickly proven that he's one of the best in the business. Don't believe it? Look no further than a recent statistic that was released by the team over at Pro Football Focus.

David has proven to do a little bit of everything during his time in the NFL, but his 228 defensive stops are incredible.

The Bucs and David are currently working out a contract extension, and it's safe to say that the front office has zero interest in losing the star linebacker.

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(h/t Pro Football Focus)