World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Mike Davis (defensive back)

Article Id: WHEBN0009599084
Reproduction Date:

Title: Mike Davis (defensive back)  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Super Bowl XV, Super Bowl XVIII, Reggie Kinlaw, Dave Dalby, Chris Bahr
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Mike Davis (defensive back)

Mike Davis
Position: Safety
Personal information
Date of birth:

(1956-04-15) April 15, 1956

Place of birth: Berkeley, California
Career information
College: Colorado
NFL draft: 1977 / Round: 2 / Pick: 35
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Interceptions: 11
Sacks: 11
Fumble recoveries: 12
Stats at NFL.com

Michael Leonard Davis is a retired American football safety.

College career

Davis played college football at the University of Colorado.

Professional career

Davis played for the National Football League's Oakland Raiders between 1978 and 1985. During that time he was a starter on the Raiders Super Bowl XV and Super Bowl XVIII winning teams. He finished his career with the San Diego Chargers in 1987.

The biggest play of his career, and arguably one of the most crucial in Raider history, was his playoff game interception against the Cleveland Browns in January 1981, where he made the game-winning interception on a play known as Red Right 88. Cleveland, in the final minute, trailing 14-12 and in position for a game-winning field goal, attempted a pass into the end zone. (The Browns made this decision because windy conditions had already caused kicker Don Cockroft to miss two field-goal attempts, and they had also failed on two extra-point tries [one blocked, one aborted by a muffed snap], thus giving the Raiders their lead.) The pass from quarterback Brian Sipe fluttered in the strong wind, and Davis stepped in front of the receiver, Ozzie Newsome, and made the interception.

The play sealed the win and propelled the Raiders into the AFC title game against the San Diego Chargers, and an eventual Super Bowl XV triumph over the Philadelphia Eagles. The Raiders thus became the first wild-card team to win the Super Bowl.

External links

  • NFL.com player page


This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.