Former University of Georgia running back Terrell Davis was selected to the NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame over the weekend.
On Saturday, Davis was one of seven selected for this year’s 2017 class into the Hall of Fame which also included kicker Morten Anderson, safety Kenny Easley, owner Jerry Jones, defensive end Jason Taylor, running back LaDainian Tomlinson, and quarterback Kurt Warner.
Terrell Davis ran the ball for the Bulldogs from 1992-1994 wearing number 33 under then Head Coach Ray Goff, and he was part of a ’92 running back group which included the likes of Garrison Hearst and Mack Strong. He would finish his collegiate career in Athens with 317 carries for 1,657 yards and 14 touchdowns over three years. Davis also had 46 receptions for 529 yards and 4 touchdowns.
After UGA, Davis went on to be drafted in the sixth round by the Denver Broncos of the 1995 NFL Draft where he would play seven seasons before injuries ended his pro football career. During his first 4 years with the Broncos, “TD” rushed for over a thousand yards each year, amassing 6,413 yards and 56 touchdowns on the ground from 1995-1998. Over his 7-year pro career, Davis would rush for 7,607 and 60 touchdowns and catch 169 passes for 1,280 receiving yards and 5 receiving touchdowns.
From 1996-1998 in postseason play with Denver, “TD” would carry the ball 204 times for 1,140 yards and 12 touchdowns, averaging 5.6 yards per carry through 8 games, helping the franchise secure back-to-back Super Bowl Championships in Super Bowls XXXII and XXXIII. In 1997’s Super Bowl XXXII, Davis was named the MVP for toting the rock 30 times for 157 yards and 3 scores.
Terrell Davis was selected to the Pro Bowl three times in 1996, 1997 and 1998 and was the NFL’s Offensive Player of the Year in 1996 and 1998. He was the league MVP in 1998, the same year he was the NFL’s rushing leader with 2,008 yards and rushing touchdowns leader with 21. Davis was inducted into the Denver Broncos Ring of Fame in 20017 and has been named to the NFL’s 1990s All-Decade team.
“TD” is not the only Georgia Bulldog to be inducted into the NFL’s Pro Football Hall of Fame. He joins 1968 inductee Charlie Trippi and 1986 inductee Fran Tarkenton.