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Wayne Davis (American football)

 

Wayne Davis (American football)

Wayne Davis (American football)
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Date of birth: (1963-07-17)July 17, 1963
Place of birth: Cincinnati, Ohio
Date of death: March 16, 2008(2008-03-16) (aged 44)
Career information
Position(s): Cornerback
College: Indiana State
NFL Draft: 1985 / Round: 2 / Pick: 39
Organizations
As player:
1985–1986
1987–1989
1989–1990
San Diego Chargers
Buffalo Bills
Washington Redskins
Career stats
Playing stats at

Wayne Elliot Davis (July 17, 1963 – March 16, 2008) was an American football cornerback in the National Football League for the San Diego Chargers, the Buffalo Bills, and the Washington Redskins. He played college football at Indiana State University.

High school career

Davis started his career as a running back and played high school football at Mount Healthy High School in Cincinnati, Ohio.

College career

Davis played college football at Indiana State University, where he first started playing cornerback. Davis received three NCAA All-America honors in 1984, including the Missouri Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year award. In 2002, he was inducted into the ISU Athletics Hall of Fame.

Davis was a member of Phi Beta Sigma fraternity.

Professional career

Davis was drafted in the second round of the 1985 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers. He then had six-year career in the NFL and played for the Chargers, Buffalo Bills, and Washington Redskins. In his professional career, he totaled five interceptions in 73 games (14 starts).

Davis died of Lou Gehrig's Disease on March 16, 2008 at the age of 44.


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