Corbett Davis
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1914-12-08)December 8, 1914
Place of birth: Lowell, Indiana
Date of death: May 28, 1968(1968-05-28) (aged 53)
Place of death: Houlton, Maine
Career information
College: Indiana
NFL Draft: 1938 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1
Debuted in 1938 for the [[{{{debutteam}}}]]
Last played in 1942 for the [[{{{finalteam}}}]]
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • No notable achievements
Rushing attempts-yards     143-382
Receptions-yards     19-133
Touchdowns     4
Stats at

Richard Corbett "Corby" Davis (December 8, 1914 in Lowell, Indiana – May 28, 1968 in Houlton, Maine) was an American football fullback. He was the first overall pick in the 1938 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Rams.


He spent four seasons with the Cleveland Rams, leaving pro football to enlist in the service in 1942. Corbett served as a rifleman with the Second Infantry Division in France during World War II. He was wounded in action in 1944, and continued his service in England after recovering from his injuries.

After returning to the States, Corbett worked as an official for games in the Big Ten Conference. From 1952 until his death, he worked for the Scott Foresman publishing company. He died while on a fishing trip in Maine in May 1968. He lost his footing while stepping out of a boat, fell on a tree branch, and ruptured his spleen.

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