Former Georgia Running Back Terrell Davis Joins The Hall of Fame
Former Georgia running back Terrell Davis joins UGA greats Charlie Trippi and Fran Tarkenton as the only Bulldogs in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Dawg Nation was thrilled this weekend with the induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame of former Georgia and Denver Broncos running back, Terrell Davis.
Davis transferred to Georgia in 1992 from Long Beach State after the west coast school eliminated football prior to his sophomore year. After backing up Georgia great Garrison Hearst his sophomore year, Davis averaged 4.9 yards per carry and rushed for a team-leading 824 yards his junior season. After aggravating a hamstring muscle early in his senior season, Davis was limited to 97 carries and 445 yards in 1994. However, his 31 receptions for 330 yards and performance in the Blue-Gray Football Classic persuaded the Denver Broncos to draft the San Diego native in the 6th round.
Two Super Bowl victories, 7,607 rushing yards, 1,280 receiving yards, 65 touchdowns, an NFL MVP award, a Super Bowl MVP award, two NFL offensive player of the year awards, a rushing title, an NFL 1990s All-Decade Team selection and three NFL Pro Bowls later, he becomes the third Georgia Bulldog (Charlie Trippi and Fran Tarkenton) inducted in the Hall of Fame in Canton.
His former college teammate, current Georgia head coach Kirby Smart had this to say about Davis:
“First of all, an unbelievable class act. I can still remember my first day here. My locker was over near his and, of course, everybody thought I was a walk-on kicker when I got here, and he kind of took me under his wing and took me out to practice. My locker was right next to his, so it was a unique experience for me. Of course, at that time he was Terrell Davis, not TD or the Super Bowl MVP. He was not all that. He was always kind, one of the best smiles and one of the best in the business. He is a class act that I have always had a lot of respect for. We are just happy to have him be a Dawg. He represents Dawg Nation the right way, and what a great person he is.”
Davis graduated from Georgia with a Bachelor of Science degree. He resides in Temecula, California with his lovely wife Tamiko Nash and three children. He has had several television and movie appearances and is currently an analyst with the NFL Network.
Well done TD — A Dawg Forever.
Photo courtesy of the Denver Broncos