Doug Davis
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1944-07-02)July 2, 1944
Place of birth: Elkton, Maryland
Date of death: February 10, 2011(2011-02-10) (aged 66)
Place of death: Brandon, Florida
Career information
College: University of Kentucky
NFL Draft: 1966 / Round: 5 / Pick: 72
Debuted in 1966 for the [[{{{debutteam}}}]]
Last played in 1973 for the [[{{{finalteam}}}]]
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Games played     79
Games started     34
Fumble recoveries     2
Stats at
Stats at

Douglas Sherone Davis (July 2, 1944 – February 10, 2011) was a professional American football tackle for seven seasons for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League. He was born July 2, 1944 in Elkton, Md. and was the son of Newton and Grace Reynolds Davis. He married to Roberta () and had a son Brian Davis. His siblings include (sisters) Christine Thomas, Bertha (Lowell) Kennedy,Nancy (James) Griffith, Brothers Larry (Phyllis) Davis, Kenneth Davis, Earnst (Brenda) Davis. Doug graduated from Centerburg High School in Central Ohio in 1962 and continued his education at the University of Kentucky. He was a member of the Wildcat football team from 1962 to 1966. He was chosen by the Wigman of America to be a National High School All American All Star player which earned him the right to play in the All-Star game in Dallas, Texas. Drafted in the 5th round, first pick by the Minnesota Vikings, he appeared in 148 career regular season games. Along with Grady Alderman, Mick Tingelhoff, Jim Vellone and Milt Sunde, he formed a highly-effective offensive line which played a significant role in the Vikings reaching Super Bowl IV in 1970. Following his football career, Davis worked as a highly respected national sales director for a water technology company for 25 years in Sarasota FL.

He died on 10 February 2011. He was 66.[1]


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