This Day in Football: Happy Birthday, Willie Davis

Green Bay Packers, TCIPF Staff, This Day in NFL History

Hall of Fame defensive end Willie Davis turns 78 today. Drafted by the Cleveland Browns in 1956, his career was put on hold due to a 2-year service in the army. When he finally took the field, Davis was shuffled around to several different positions until the Browns traded him to the Packers in 1960.

In Green Bay, Willie found a home at defensive end under Vince Lombardi. He became a dominant defensive player and a key member of the Packers’ NFL championships in the 1960s. To celebrate his birthday, check out his segment from The Top 100 Greatest Players, where he ranked No. 86 all-time.

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