Davenport from 1954 Southern Campus
|Date of birth:April 30, 1933|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|Career highlights and awards|
|*First-team All-American (1954)|
Bob Davenport (born April 30, 1933) is an American former gridiron football player and coach. Davenport was raised in Long Beach, California, and played college football at the fullback position for the UCLA Bruins football team. He was selected by the Football Writers Association of America as a first-team player on its 1954 College Football All-America Team. Davenport played professionally with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Western Interprovincial Football Union—a forerunner of the Canadian Football League (CFL)—in 1956 and 1957. He served as the head football coach at Taylor University in Upland, Indiana from 1957 to 1966, compiling a record of 53–41–3. Davenport later became a competitive cycler.
- ↑ "Bob Davenport Is Key Performer In UCLA Style". The Gettysburg Times (AP story): p. 5. September 19, 1955. https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2202&dat=19550914&id=vIg1AAAAIBAJ&sjid=bP4FAAAAIBAJ&pg=4417,2828721.
- ↑ ESPN College Football Encyclopedia. ESPN Books. 2005. p. 1236. ISBN 1401337031.
- ↑ Dan D'Ambrosio. "Bob Davenport and Wandering Wheels". Adventure Cycling. http://www.adventurecycling.org/default/assets/resources/DAmbrosio_BobDavenport.pdf.