Bruce Davis (offensive tackle)

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Bruce Davis
No. 79, 77
Position: Tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1956-06-21) June 21, 1956 (age 58)
Place of birth: Rutherfordton, North Carolina
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight: 287 lb (130 kg)
Career information
College: UCLA
NFL draft: 1979 / Round: 11 / Pick: 294
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games Played: 160
Games Started: 115

Bruce Davis (born June 21, 1956, in Rutherfordton, North Carolina) is a former professional American football offensive tackle. He played in the National Football League for 11 seasons with the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders and the Houston Oilers. He was a starter in Super Bowl XVIII for the Raiders.


  • Both Davis and Steve Grogan, another NFL player who played between 1975 and 1990 for the New England Patriots, share their names with two members of the infamous Manson Family, members of which murdered at least nine people in four separate incidents in 1969. Both men received life terms, with Grogan paroled in 1985 after cooperating with the law.
  • Davis's son (also named Bruce) is a former All-American defensive end at UCLA, and a former player for the Oakland Raiders.