Willie Davis

Willie Davis

About Willie Davis

Willie D. Davis (born July 24, 1934, in Lisbon, Louisiana) is a former American football defensive end for the Cleveland Browns and the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League. Davis grew up in rural Louisiana and graduated from Grambling State University. The Cleveland Browns drafted Davis in the 15th round in the 1958 NFL Draft as an offensive tackle. Davis did not play up to standard at offensive tackle, but, in 1959, Green Bay Packers GM/Head Coach Vince Lombardi noted Davis's speed and agility and tried him at defensive lineman. Thus began one of the greatest careers ever at that position. Davis wore number 87 during his career with the Packers. For 10 seasons, Davis anchored the Packers' defensive line, playing 138 consecutive regular-season games, part of 162 consecutive regular-season games for his NFL career. Davis was member to all 5 of Lombardi's NFL title-winning teams and played in Super Bowls I and II.