Bob Davis (quarterback)

Bob Davis
Date of birth (1945-09-15) September 15, 1945
Place of birth Long Branch, New Jersey
Career information
Position(s) Quarterback
Uniform number 12, 15
College Virginia
Common draft 1967 / Round: 2
Career history
As player
(19671969) AFL Houston Oilers
(19701972) NFL New York Jets
(1973) NFL New Orleans Saints
Career stats
TD-INT 14-23
Yards 1,553
QB Rating 42.1

Robert Ellersie Davis, Jr. (born September 15, 1945) is a former American collegiate and Professional Football quarterback. He played at the University of Virginia. Davis played professionally for the American Football League's Houston Oilers, for the NFL's New York Jets and New Orleans Saints, and in the World Football League in 1974 and 1975 for the Florida Blazers and the Philadelphia Bell. 1974 was his best season as he completed 232 of 413 passes for 2977 yards with 21 touchdowns and 23 interceptions.

Davis played high school football at Neptune High School.[1]

Davis was a resident of the Wayside section of Ocean Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey.[2]

See also


  1. Bob Davis, database Football. Accessed December 15, 2007.
  2. Harvin, Al. "An Offseason Game; New Jersey Sports", The New York Times, January 12, 1973. Accessed December 15, 2007. "When Bob Davis was a senior at Neptune (N.J.) High School he had a decision to make-play basketball, or football. He chose football. "I was actually a much better basketball player in high school than I was a football player," says Davis, now a resident of Wayside, N.J., and the backup quarterback to Joe Namath of the New York Jets."

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