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Encyclopedia > Glenn Davis (football player)
Glenn Davis

'Time magazine cover from October 23, 1945.
Davis is on the left.
Date of birth December 26, 1924
Place of birth Flag of United States Burbank, CA
Date of death March 9, 2005 (age 80)
Position(s) Halfback
College Army
NFL Draft 1947 / Round 1/ Pick 2
Career Highlights
Pro Bowls 1951
Awards 1946 Heisman Trophy
1944 Maxwell Award
Statistics
  • DatabaseFootball
Team(s)
1950-1951 Los Angeles Rams
College 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. Image File history File links Glenn_davis. ... December 26 is the 360th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar, 361st in leap years. ... 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar). ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article or section should be merged with Burbank, Los Angeles County, California This article is about the Burbank in Southern California. ... March 9 is the 68th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (69th in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... High school running back A running back, halfback, tailback or wingback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... 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) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The 1947 NFL Draft was held on December 16, 1946. ... The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ... John Cappellettis 1973 Heisman Trophy is part of an exhibit at the Penn State All-Sports Museum located at Beaver Stadium, on the campus of the Pennsylvania State University. ... 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. ... The St. ... December 26 is the 360th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar, 361st in leap years. ... 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar). ... March 9 is the 68th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (69th in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... 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. ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ...


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 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.) 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. ... John Cappellettis 1973 Heisman Trophy is part of an exhibit at the Penn State All-Sports Museum located at Beaver Stadium, on the campus of the Pennsylvania State University. ... 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday. ... The Associated Press, or AP, is an American news agency, the worlds largest such organization. ... A touchdown is the primary method of scoring in American and Canadian football, in which the ball carrier causes the football to break the plane of the end zone, or an eligible receiver catches a forward pass in the end zone, thus earning 6 points for his team (in both... The University of Southern California (commonly referred to as USC, SC, Southern California, and incorrectly as Southern Cal[4]), located in the University Park neighborhood in Los Angeles, California, USA, was founded in 1880, making it Californias oldest private research university. ... Reginald Alfred “Reggie” Bush II (born March 2, 1985 in San Diego, California), nicknamed “The President,” alluding to President Bush, is an American football player who plays for the New Orleans Saints and formerly for the University of Southern California (USC) Trojans. ... 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. ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


He died of prostate cancer at La Quinta, California. Prostate cancer is a disease in which cancer develops in the prostate, a gland in the male reproductive system. ... Nickname: The Gem of the Desert Location of La Quinta in the state of California Coordinates: State California County Riverside County Mayor Don Adolph Area    - City 83. ...

Preceded by
Doc Blanchard
Heisman Trophy Winner
1946
Succeeded by
Johnny Lujack

External links

  • National Football Foundation - Glenn Davis dies
  • Glenn Davis: The Real Touchdown Twin

 
 

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