May 7, 2014
WEST POINT, N.Y. - The class ring of Heisman Trophy winner Glenn Davis is now back at West Point.
Davis, a 1947 West Point graduate, not only won college football's top award, he was also a three-time national champion during a tremendous playing career.
And, now, thanks to the generosity of his stepson, his class ring and pewter tray will be displayed in the Kenna Hall of Army Sports.
During a ceremony on Wednesday, John Stuart Slack and his wife, Rebel, donated Davis' class ring to be displayed in the Army Sports Hall of Fame. The pewter tray recognized Davis national championships and wins over Navy in 1944 and 1945.
Slack and his wife made the trek to West Point from their home in Louisiana to present the mementos to head football coach Jeff Monken.
Slack told stories of Davis' generosity, competitive spirit and gentlemanly nature before handing the keepsakes to Monken.
The items are expected to be displayed in the football area of the Army Sports Hall of Fame.
Slack and his wife attended the 1999 Army-Navy Game, the 100th anniversary of America's top rivalry, with Davis who stressed that graduating from West Point was among his greatest accomplishments.
Davis, an inductee in the first Army Sports Hall of Fame class in 2004, was a three-time first team All-American in football and known as "Mr. Outside."
Davis still holds the Academy record for career rushing yards with 2,957 and set six other school records during his tenure. He was awarded the 1946 Heisman Trophy, one year after backfield mate Felix "Doc" Blanchard, known as "Mr. Inside."
In addition to his accomplishments on the gridiron, Davis earned three varsity letters in football, two in track and field and one in basketball.