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Ben Davidson
Birth: Jun. 14, 1940
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Death: Jul. 2, 2012

Professional Football Player, Actor. For eleven seasons (1961 to 1971), he played at the defensive end and defensive tackle positions in the National and American Football Leagues with the Green Bay Packers, Washington Redskins and Oakland Raiders. Born Benjamin Earl Davidson, he attended Woodrow Wilson High School in Los Angeles and East Los Angeles Junior College, prior to transferring to the University of Washington where he played collegiate football. While with the Huskies, Davidson was a member of two consecutive Rose Bowl Title squads (1959 season played in Jaunary 1960 and 1960 season played in January 1961). Selected by the New York Giants during the 4th round of the 1961 NFL Draft, he ended up with Green Bay and experienced playing on an NFL Title team while a rookie (1961), as a contributor to Vince Lombardi's first Packers' championship squad. With an imposing frame of 6 feet and 8 inches, he established himself as one of the league's most feared defensive figures. Davidson went onto become a key member of the Raiders' team which captured the 1967 AFL Title and appeared in Super Bowl II (January 1968). Davidson may be best remembered for delivering a late hit on Chiefs' quarterback Len Dawson during a 1970 contest which resulted in retaliation from Kansas City's flanker Otis Taylor. In 152 regular season games, he earned Pro-Bowl honors three consecutive times (1966 to 1968) and First-Team All-Pro status in 1967. Following his playing career, he served as a pitchman for Miller Lite commercials and acted in numerous TV programs during the 1970s and 1980s, as well as credits in films including "Conan the Barbarian" (1982). He died from prostate cancer. (bio by: C.S.) 
 
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Record added: Jul 03, 2012
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Ben Davidson
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