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Encyclopedia > Willie Davis (American football)

William Delford Davis was born July 24, 1934 in Lisbon, Louisiana. Willie, grew up in rural Louisiana and graduated from Grambling State University, The Cleveland Browns drafted Davis in the 15th round in the 1956 NFL Draft, and he was originally an offensive tackle, but didn't play up to his standards, but in 1959 Green Bay Packers GM/Head Coach Vince Lombardi saw talent in Davis. Lombardi recognized immediately that Davis' cat-like speed and agility would be utilized as a defensive lineman. Thus began one of the greatest careers ever at that position. July 24 is the 205th day (206th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 160 days remaining. ... 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Lisbon is a village located in Claiborne Parish, Louisiana. ... Grambling State University is a historically black university located in Grambling, Louisiana. ... City Cleveland, Ohio Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Brown, Orange, and White Head Coach Romeo Crennel Owner Randy Lerner Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot CB, Chomps, TD, and Trapper Local radio Flagship stations: WMMS (100. ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... For other uses of the term, please see the Lineman article. ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Note: Basketball teams from Chicago and Anderson once used the name Packers as well. ... Vincent Thomas Lombardi (June 11, 1913 – September 3, 1970) was one of the most successful coaches in the history of football. ... A defensive lineman is any of the down positions on the defensive side of American football. ...


For 10 seasons, Davis anchored the Packers' defensive line, playing 138 consecutive regular-season games, part of 162 consecutive regular-season games for his NFL career. Davis was member to all 5 of Lombardi's NFL title-winning teams and played in Super Bowls I and II.


Over the course of his career, playing in an era when neither tackles nor sacks were official statistics, Davis earned Associated Press All-Pro honors 5 times (1962, 64-67). Meanwhile he was voted to the Pro Bowl five times (1963-67). Associated Press logo This article concerns the news service. ... The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ...


Davis recovered 21 fumbles over his Packers career, which, more than three decades removed from his retirement, remains a team record. The Packers honored his retirement with a Willie Davis Day on December 21, 1969. December 21 is the 355th day of the year (356th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday For other uses, see Number 1969. ...


Davis was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1981. The Pro Football Hall of Fame is technically the National Football Leagues Hall of Fame. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI in Roman) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


External link

  • Pro Football Hall of Fame: Member biography

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Willie Davis (American football) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (266 words)
Willie, grew up in rural Louisiana and graduated from Grambling State University, The Cleveland Browns drafted Davis in the 15th round in the 1956 NFL Draft, and he was originally an offensive tackle, but didn't play up to his standards, but in 1959 Green Bay Packers GM/Head Coach Vince Lombardi saw talent in Davis.
Davis was member to all 5 of Lombardi's NFL title-winning teams and played in Super Bowls I and II.
Davis was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1981.
Willie Davis (American football) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (266 words)
William Delford Davis was born July 24, 1934 in Lisbon, Louisiana.
Lombardi recognized immediately that Davis' cat-like speed and agility would be utilized as a defensive lineman.
Davis recovered 21 fumbles over his Packers career, which, more than three decades removed from his retirement, remains a team record.
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