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Encyclopedia > Glenn Davis (American football)
Glenn Davis
Date of birth: December 26, 1924
Place of birth: Claremont, California, USA
Date of death: March 9, 2005 (aged 80))
Career information
Position(s): Halfback
College: Army
NFL Draft: 1947 / Round: 1/ Pick 2
Organizations
 As player:
1950-1951 Los Angeles Rams
Career highlights and Awards
Pro Bowls: 1951
Awards: 1946 Heisman Trophy
1944 Maxwell Award
Stats at DatabaseFootball.com
College Football Hall of Fame

Glenn Woodward Davis (December 26, 1924 - March 9, 2005) was an American football player famous in the 1940s. A member of the Class of 1947 at the United States Military Academy at West Point. Under coach Earl Blaik, Davis teamed with Doc Blanchard to form a devastating pair of runners. With Davis and Blanchard, Army went 27-0-1 between 1944 and 1946. is the 360th day of the year (361st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the rap album, see 1924 (album). ... Claremont is a college town community in eastern Los Angeles County, California, USA, about 30 miles (45 km) east of downtown Los Angeles at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains in the Pomona Valley. ... is the 68th day of the year (69th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A diagram showing typical football positions In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... P.J. Daniels was a star running back for Georgia Tech from 2002-2005. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... Alternate meanings: West Point (disambiguation). ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting[1]) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns, through seven rounds[2], selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The 1947 NFL Draft was held on December 16, 1946. ... The St. ... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... Heisman redirects here. ... The Maxwell Award is presented annually to the collegiate American football player adjudged by a panel of sportscasters, sportswriters, and National Collegiate Athletic Association head coaches and the membership of the Maxwell Football Club to be the best in the United States. ... is the 360th day of the year (361st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the rap album, see 1924 (album). ... is the 68th day of the year (69th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... The 1940s decade ran from 1940 to 1949. ... USMA redirects here. ... Earl Henry Red Blaik (February 15, 1897 - May 6, 1989) was a U.S. football coach. ... Felix Anthony Doc Blanchard (born December 11, 1924, raised in Bishopville, South Carolina) is best known as the Army football player who won the 1945 Heisman, Maxwell Award, and James E. Sullivan Award. ... Year 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Davis, nicknamed "Mr. Outside", won the Maxwell Award in 1944 and the Heisman Trophy in 1946. He was also among the runners up in 1944 and 1945. Blanchard, his teammate, won the award in 1945. Davis also was named the Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year in 1946. As a collegian, Davis scored a then-record 59 touchdowns. He still holds the all-time record for most yards averaged per carry in a season, with 11.5 yards in 1945. Together with Blanchard, they set a then-record 97 career touchdowns by a pair of teammates. (The record was broken by University of Southern California backs Reggie Bush and LenDale White, who had 99 career touchdowns.) In 2007, Davis was ranked #13 on ESPN's Top 25 Players In College Football History list. The Maxwell Award is presented annually to the collegiate American football player adjudged by a panel of sportscasters, sportswriters, and National Collegiate Athletic Association head coaches and the membership of the Maxwell Football Club to be the best in the United States. ... Heisman redirects here. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... The Associated Press, or AP, is an American news agency, the worlds largest such organization. ... Texas Longhorn quarterback Vince Young (center top of picture), now with the Tennessee Titans, rushing for a touchdown vs. ... The Trojan Shrine, better known as Tommy Trojan located in the center of University of Southern California campus. ... Reginald Alfred Bush II (born March 2, 1985 in San Diego, California), commonly known as Reggie, is an American football player who plays for the New Orleans Saints of the NFL. He has played running back/tailback, wide receiver and punt returner. ... Anthony LenDale White (born December 20, 1984) is an American football running back who plays for the Tennessee Titans. ...



After graduation, Davis served three years in the military before joining the Los Angeles Rams. A knee injury in 1952 ended his professional career. The St. ... Year 1952 (MCMLII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


He died of prostate cancer at La Quinta, California. HRPC redirects here. ... La Quinta redirects here. ...

Preceded by
Doc Blanchard
Heisman Trophy Winner
1946
Succeeded by
Johnny Lujack
Preceded by
Byron Nelson
Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year
1946
Succeeded by
Johnny Lujack

Felix Anthony Doc Blanchard (born December 11, 1924, raised in Bishopville, South Carolina) is best known as the Army football player who won the 1945 Heisman, Maxwell Award, and James E. Sullivan Award. ... Heisman redirects here. ... John C. Lujack, Jr. ... Personal Information Birth February 4, 1912 Waxahachie, Texas Death September 26, 2006 Roanoke, Texas Height 6 ft 1 in (1. ... In 1931, the first and most prestigious Athlete of the Year award in the United States was initiated by the Associated Press (AP). ... // August 22 — European Championships Marathon, Oslo, Norway Mens Winner: Mikko Hietanen (FIN) 2:24:55 January 23: Hall of Fame election: The writers vote again fails to select an inductee, despite a newly revamped voting process. ... John C. Lujack, Jr. ...

External links

  • National Football Foundation - Glenn Davis dies
  • Glenn Davis: The Real Touchdown Twin
League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1936) National Football League (1937–present) Western Division (1937-1949) National Conference (1950-1952) Western Conference (1953-1969) Coastal Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC West (1970-present) Current uniform Team colors Millennium Blue and New Century Gold Personnel Owner Chip... In the 1951 National Football League Championship Game, the Los Angeles Rams defeated the Cleveland Browns, 24–17, at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California on December 23, 1951. ... Bob Boyd was an end and wide receiver in the NFL, playing for the Los Aneles Rams for 8 seasons. ... Larry Brink was a defensive lineman in the NFL. Categories: | | ... Thomas Jesse Fears (December 3, 1923 - January 4, 2000) was an American football wide receiver for the Los Angeles Rams in the National Football League, playing nine seasons from 1948 to 1956. ... Norb Hecker (May 26, 1927 - March 14, 2004) was a football player and coach who was part of eight National Football League championship teams, but may be best remembered as the first head coach of the NFLs Atlanta Falcons. ... Elroy Hirsch (June 17, 1923 - January 28, 2004) was an American football running back and receiver for the Los Angeles Rams and Chicago Rockets, nicknamed Crazy Legs for his unusual running style. ... Thomas Lawrence Keane (September 7, 1926 - June 19, 2001) was an American football player. ... Woodley Lewis Jr. ... Don Paul (Born in 1925) is a former professional American Football player who played linebacker for the Los Angeles Rams (1948-1955). ... Herb Rich (born October 7, 1928 in Newark, New Jersey) is a former American football safety who played seven seasons in the NFL. Categories: | | | | | | | | ... Andrew Andy Robustelli (born December 6, 1925, Stamford, Connecticut) is an NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame player and a prominent business man. ... Deacon Dan Towler (born March 6, 1928 in Donora, Pennsylvania; died August 1, 2001 in Pasadena, California) was a National Football League running back for the Los Angeles Rams from 1950 through 1955. ... Norman Mack Norm Van Brocklin (March 15, 1926 – May 2, 1983), also known as The Dutchman, was an American football player and coach. ... Bob Waterfield began his NFL career with the Rams with their 5th pick in 1944 in the NFL Draft. ... This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... Jerry Williams (born November 1, 1923) was a football player coach who served as head coach of two Canadian Football League teams, as well as the National Football Leagues Philadelphia Eagles. ... James Winkler (born July 21, 1927 in Moody, Texas) was a defensive lineman who played three seasons in the NFL. Categories: | | | | | | | ... Joseph Lee Stydahar (March 17, 1912–March 23, 1977) was an American football offensive tackle for the Chicago Bears from 1936 to 1942 and 1945 to 1946. ...

 
 

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