Glenn Davis

Halfback, American football player

1924 – 2005

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Who was Glenn Davis?

Glenn Woodward Davis was an American football halfback famous in the 1940s. A graduate of the Class of 1947 at the United States Military Academy at West Point, Davis initially played college football for the Cal Poly Pomona Broncos. 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.

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. He also captured the Walter Camp Trophy during his career.

He died of prostate cancer at La Quinta, California on March 9, 2005 at 80. Glenn Davis is interred in West Point Cemetery at West Point, NY.

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Born
Dec 26, 1924
Burbank
Also known as
  • Mr. Outside
  • Mr. Inside
  • Glenn Woodward Davis
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • United States Military Academy
  • California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
  • Bonita High School
Lived in
  • Burbank
Died
Mar 9, 2005
La Quinta

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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