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Tom Davies


Thomas Joseph Davies

Inducted 1970

Date of Birth



Pittsburgh, PA


University of Pittsburgh (1918-1921)


It was the fall of 1918, and Pitt was facing powerful Georgia Tech. Freshman halfback Tom Davies dashed 50 yards for a touchdown, returning a punt 60 yards for another score, then another punt 50 yards to pay dirt and, finally, passed for two more touchdowns. Pitt won the game, 32-0 defeating the defending national champions. Davies was named a consensus All-America at the close of the season. That fall day in 1918 was only one of many such afternoons for Tom Davies. Tom was an incredible performer, averaging 150 yards a game for 31 games of a four-year career. In the Syracuse game of his 1920 senior season, he rushed for 255 yards and scored 16 points - in only three quarters of action. Pitt won, 35-0. Perhaps his finest game came in his junior year against arch rival Pennsylvania. Davies returned a kickoff 90 yards for a score, turned a pass interception into a 60-yard touchdown, ran 80 yards from scrimmage for still another TD and completed the day with a short touchdown pass. After graduation, Tom served a year as assistant coach at Pennsylvania. The three-time All-America was head coach at Geneva 1923, Allegheny 1924-1925, Rochester 1926-1935, assistant at Carnegie 1936. He concluded his career coaching in the high school ranks.


Height 5'8

Weight 158

Career Highlights

  • 1921 Second Team All-America
  • 1920 First Team All-America
  • 1918 Consensus All-America
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