Glenn Woodward Davis
Glenn Woodward Davis



Class of 1947
Football/Baseball/Track and Field/Basketball

A three-time First Team All-American (1944-46), Glenn Davis, "Mr. Outside," teamed with Felix "Doc" Blanchard, "Mr. Inside," to form one of the most heralded backfields in college football history. Davis captured the Heisman Trophy in 1946, one year after Blanchard copped the honor. Davis finished second in the Heisman voting that season.

Selected "Outstanding Player of the Year" by the Helms Foundation in 1944 and 1945, Davis was also selected "Outstanding Player of the Year" by the Maxwell Club in 1944. He graduated as Army's all-time leading rusher with 2,957 yards and still holds the NCAA record for most yards gained per carry in a career (8.3). A vital component in three consecutive national championship teams (1944-46), Davis set six other Academy career records on the gridiron and two more in track and field.

Davis finished his career with a school-record 59 touchdowns, 354 points and 5,161 all-purpose yards. In all, he earned 10 varsity letters while at West Point, including four in football, three in baseball, two in track and field and one in basketball. Davis was inducted into the National Football Foundation College Hall of Fame in 1961.

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