Isaac Davis (American football)

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Isaac Davis
No. --
Guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1972-04-08) April 8, 1972 (age 42)
Place of birth: Malvern, Arkansas
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 320 lb (145 kg)
Career information
High school: Malvern (AR)
College: Arkansas
NFL Draft: 1994 / Round: 2 / Pick: 43
Debuted in 1994 for the San Diego Chargers
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at DatabaseFootball.com

John Isaac Davis (born April 8, 1972 in Malvern, Arkansas) is a former American football guard in the National Football League. He played for the San Diego Chargers, New Orleans Saints and the Minnesota Vikings. Davis attended the University of Arkansas, and was named to Arkansas' All-Decade Team for the 1990s[1]

High school and college years[edit]

Davis was an All-State performer at Malvern High School, playing on both the offensive and defensive line. He accepted a scholarship offer to play for the University of Arkansas under then-head coach Ken Hatfield, where he became strictly an offensive lineman. Davis was named Third-team All-American and First-team All-SEC following both his junior and senior seasons.[2]

Professional football career[edit]

NFL[edit]

Isaac Davis was taken in the second round (43rd pick) of the 1994 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers, going ahead of such notable players as Larry Allen, Jason Sehorn, and Jason Gildon.[3] Davis, who started for the Chargers in Super Bowl XXIX, played in 58 games over a six-year career, starting 31 times.[4] In addition to games played for the Chargers and the Saints, Davis was briefly a member of the Minnesota Vikings during the 1998 season, but did not see any game action.[5] In 1999, Davis was signed as a free agent by the Oakland Raiders,[6] but he failed to make the regular season roster.[7]

XFL[edit]

Davis was selected with the 165th pick of the XFL Draft,[8] but was traded to the Chicago Enforcers. He was then traded during the pre-season to the Memphis Maniax for quarterback Craig Whelihan, making him part of the first trade in league history.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Isaac Davis is currently an assistant football coach at Parkview Arts and Science Magnet High School, where he is also a special education teacher.[2] Davis and his wife, Chandra have two daughters, Gabrielle Nicole and Gisele Marie. He also has a son, Cameron, from a previous relationship.[citation needed]. He is a member of Phi Beta Sigma fraternity. Davis served as the Honorary Captain for the Razorbacks' game against LSU during the 2010 season.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Davis selected as honorary captain." www.arkansasrazorbacks.com, November 24, 2010. Retrieved 27 October 2011.
  2. ^ a b c "Las Vegas Outlaws Roster: Isaac Davis." All-XFL Memorial Network. Retrieved February 12, 2013.
  3. ^ "1994 NFL Draft." www.pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved September 30, 2013.
  4. ^ "Isaac Davis." www.nfl.com. Retrieved September 30, 2013.
  5. ^ "Minnesota Vikings: All-time Numerical Roster." www.vikings.com. Retrieved September 30, 2013.
  6. ^ "Oakland Raiders Player Moves." www.webraider.com. Retrieved September 30, 2013.
  7. ^ 1999 Oakland Raiders Starters, Roster, & Players." www.pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved September 30, 2013.
  8. ^ "Football News Archive." www.hognation.net. Retrieved September 30, 2013.