A.J. Davis, a sixth-round draft pick in 2016, will be named AFC West Defensive Player of the Week after intercepting a touchdown pass by Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game.
Davis has played in eight games this season, recording a career-high four tackles, two pass breakups, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries.
He is averaging 8.6 yards per punt return.
Davis, who was born in Oakland and raised in Los Angeles, started four games at outside linebacker last season and made the team as a reserve in Week 6 against the Baltimore Ravens.
Davis had one tackle and a forced fumbles in those games.
In 2018, Davis was named AFC Defensive Player-of-the Week for the second straight season after being named AFC defensive player of the week for the third time in his career.
He was also named to the Pro Bowl as a rookie.
Davis started all 16 games he played in during his rookie campaign and played in all but two games during his first two seasons.
In 2017, Davis became the first player to have four consecutive seasons of 20 or more tackles, 10 or more sacks and 10 or fewer tackles, five or more interceptions.
He has two sacks in his last three games.
Davis had 12 tackles for loss, including five sacks and three forced fumblings in his first nine games of the 2018 season.
Davis made his first career Pro Bowl selection in 2017.
He earned the honor as a first-team All-Pro in 2017 after finishing fourth in the league with 10 sacks and eight quarterback hurries.
He also earned AFC Defensive Rookie of the Year honors in 2018.
Davis has five interceptions and three pass break-ups this season.
He also has forced six fumbles this season and is tied for fifth on the team with eight fumble recoverions.
Davis is averaging 9.3 yards per kick return and ranks fourth on the NFL with a career touchdown rate of 26.2 percent.