Jack Davis (guard, born 1933)

Not to be confused with Jack Davis (guard, born 1932).
Jack Davis
No. 62
Position: Guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1933-02-19)February 19, 1933
Place of birth: Heavener, Oklahoma
Date of death: February 15, 2015(2015-02-15) (aged 81)
Place of death: Poteau, Oklahoma
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school: Heavener (OK)
College: Arizona
NFL Draft: 1958 / Round: 15 / Pick: 174
Career history
As player:
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
As coach:
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Jack Owen Davis (February 19, 1933 – February 15, 2015) was an American football guard who played one season with the Denver Broncos of the American Football League (AFL). He was drafted by the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL) in the fifteenth round of the 1958 NFL Draft. He first enrolled at the University of Oklahoma before transferring to the University of Arizona. Davis attended Heavener High School in Heavener, Oklahoma.[1]

Early years

Davis played high school football for the Heavener High School Wolves. He was a three-year varsity letterman and team captain for the Wolves. He earned All-League honors his junior and senior seasons. Davis was also a four-year varsity letterman in baseball and a two-year varsity letterman in basketball.[2]

College career

Davis first played college football from 1951 to 1952 for the Oklahoma Sooners of the University of Oklahoma. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1953 to 1955 where he also played football in San Diego and Camp Pendleton.[2]

Upon his honorable discharge from the Marines, Davis was a three-year varsity letterman for the Arizona Wildcats of the University of Arizona. He was also a team captain for the Wildcats and played in the 1957 All-American All-Star game. He received his Masters of Education from the University of Arizona in 1959.[2]

Professional career

Davis was selected by the Washington Redskins of the NFL with the 174th pick of the 1958 NFL Draft and was released by the team before the start of the 1958 season.[1][3] He played for the Tucson Rattlers of the Pacific Football Conference in 1958.[3][4] He played in two games for the AFL's Denver Broncos in 1960.[1]

Coaching career

Davis was head coach of Page High School in 1959, finishing the season with a 9-1 record.[3] He then had stints as head coach of Coolidge High School in Coolidge, Arizona in 1960, Imperial High School in Imperial, California from 1961 to 1963 and Central Union High School in El Centro, California in 1964.[2][3] He won two league championship in Imperial, California.[2]

Davis then served as head coach of Hueneme High School in Oxnard, California from 1965 to 1973 and set a school record for wins with a 43-34-4 record.[2] He was head coach of Apache Junction High School in Apache Junction, Arizona from 1974 to 1975 and won a state championship.[2][3] He was later head coach of Oxnard High School in Oxnard, California from 1979 to 1992 and established a school record for wins with a 92-53-3 record. Davis also set a record for most years coached in the Channel League with 21.

He chosen by the CIF and United Savings-Helms Athletic Foundation as an assistant coach in 1971 and as head coach in 1972 of the California Prep All-Stars that beat the Hawaii Prep All-Stars in the Aloha Senior Football Classic.[2][3] He also coached the West team in the 1987 Ventura County All-Star game.

Davis was inducted into the Ventura County Sports Hall of Fame in 1995.[2]

Personal life

Davis organized the first booster club in the Oxnard Union High School District. He also helped organize the first Youth Football program in Oxnard and was facility director for the Oxnard annual 4th of July fireworks show for eight years. He received the Oxnard Union High School District superintendent Most Inspirational Employees Service Award in 1989.[2]

He went missing from his home on February 9, 2015. His body was found in a ravine on February 15, 2015.[5]


  1. 1 2 3 "JACK DAVIS". profootballarchives.com. Retrieved September 25, 2015.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 "1995 - JACK DAVIS". vcshf.com. Archived from the original on September 26, 2015. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  3. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Inman, John (September 15, 2011). "Davis, 78, Heavener's First And Only Pro Player". The Heavener Ledger. p. 8. Archived from the original on September 26, 2015. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  4. Pennington, Richard (2007). Denver Broncos Trivia Teasers. Big Earth Publishing. p. 8.
  5. Clark, Richard (February 17, 2015). "Man Found Dead Near Poteau Was Legendary Football Coach". newson6.com. Archived from the original on September 26, 2015. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
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