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Glenn Woodward Davis

  • Birth 24 Dec 1924 Claremont, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Death 9 Mar 2005 La Quinta, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Burial West Point, Orange County, New York, USA
  • Plot Section X, Row H, Grave 150
  • Memorial ID 10593322

College Football Player, United States Army Officer. Nicknamed "Mr. Outside," he teamed at halfback with fullback Felix "Doc" Blanchard ("Mr. Inside") to spearhead three National championships for the United States Military Academy during the 1940s. The two players anchored teams that dominated College football during World War II, wining championships in 1944 and 1945, and splitting the championship in 1946. They even traded off Heisman Trophies, with Blanchard winning it in 1945 and Davis in 1946. In 1945 he averaged 11.5 yards gained per play, which still holds as an NCAA record to this day. His Army career produced 59 touchdowns and 4,129 rushing and receiving yards. He served 5 years in the Army, then played for the Los Angeles Rams, helping them to a 1951 Championship. He was married three times, the first to actress Terry Moore. After his playing career was cut short due to injury, he worked for the Los Angeles Times for over 30 years.

Bio by: Russ


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  • Originally Created by: Russ
  • Added: 10 Mar 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10593322
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Glenn Woodward Davis (24 Dec 1924–9 Mar 2005), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10593322, citing United States Military Academy Post Cemetery, West Point, Orange County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .