Isaac Davis (American football)
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|Date of birth:||April 8, 1972|
|Place of birth:||Malvern, Arkansas|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||320 lb (145 kg)|
|High school:||Malvern (AR)|
|NFL Draft:||1994 / Round: 2 / Pick: 43|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career NFL statistics|
John Isaac Davis (born April 8, 1972) 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
High school and college years
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.
Professional football career
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. Davis, who started for the Chargers in Super Bowl XXIX, played in 58 games over a six-year career, starting 31 times. 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. In 1999, Davis was signed as a free agent by the Oakland Raiders, but he failed to make the regular season roster.
Davis was selected with the 165th pick of the XFL Draft, 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.
Isaac Davis is currently an assistant football coach at Parkview Arts and Science Magnet High School, where he is also a special education teacher. Davis and his wife have 4 daughters. He also has a son, who is currently (2016) playing for Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, from a previous marriage.. 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.
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