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Glenn Davis


Glenn Woodward Davis

Inducted 1961

Date of Birth



Burbank, CA


United States Military Academy (1943-1946)


Blessed with Olympic speed in the 100-yard dash, Glenn Davis was half of college football's greatest backfield pair. Army's "Mr. Outside" in the mid-1940's paired with "Doc" Blanchard - a.k.a. "Mr. Inside" - in the Cadet backfield, Davis was a three-time consensus All-America and the 1946 Heisman Trophy winner. Finishing second in Heisman balloting for both the 1944 and 1945 trophies, Davis nearly became the first double winner of that coveted award. Davis had the power and instinct to cut through small holes inside tackle, or dodge a defender or pivot out of reach in the broken field. Davis was born in Claremont, a little town in southern California, in 1925. His nickname "Junior" was a joke at the expense of his twin brother Ralph, who arrived several minutes earlier. The two were inseparable and, later, Davis refused to accept the Military Academy's appointment until Ralph received similar induction. During the reign of the Davis-Blanchard tandem the Black Knights did not suffer a defeat, including routs of highly-respected Notre Dame, 59-0 in 1944, and 48-0 in 1945. He held NCAA records for yards gained per carry in one season, 11.5 yards per carry in 1945 and 8.3 career yards per carry. He scored 59 touchdowns.


Height 5'9

Weight 170

Career Highlights

  • 1946 Heisman Trophy Winner
  • 1946 Unanimous All-America
  • 1945 Heisman - Second
  • 1945 Unanimous All-America
  • 1944 Consensus All-America
  • 1944 Heisman - Second
  • 1944 Led nation in scoring
  • 1944 Maxwell Award Winner
  • 1943 Second Team All-America
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