American Football Database
Gene Davidson
Arkansas RazorbacksNo. N/A
Quarterback/Outfielder (baseball) Graduate
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Date of birth: (1896-02-19)February 19, 1896
Place of birth: Hon Township, Scott County, Arkansas
Career history
High school: Fort Smith
Arkansas (1915–1919)
Career highlights and awards
*All-Southern (1917)
  • All-Southwest (1916, 1919)
  • Arkansas' Greatest Athlete (1919)
  • Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame

Gene "Sodie" Davidson (February 19, 1896 – September 12, 1960)[1] was an American football and baseball player for the Arkansas Razorbacks of the University of Arkansas. He was inducted into the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame in 1968.[2] Davidson was named "Arkansas' Greatest Athlete" in 1919.[3]

Early years

Gene Davidson was born on February 19, 1896 in Hon Township of Scott County, Arkansas to Joe Davidson and Susan Ivey.[3]


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