Carol Davis Wiki – Carol Davis Biography
Carol Davis is the wife of Willie Davis, a retired American football defensive end. Davis played football at Grambling State University before being drafted 181st in the 1956 NFL Draft. Davis spent 12 seasons in the National Football League (NFL), playing for the Cleveland Browns and the Green Bay Packers.
The Hall of Fame defensive end Willie Davis died on Wednesday, April 15th, 2020 at age 85.
Carol Davis & Willie Davis
Carol Davis was the third wife of Willie Davis. There are no much details of the couple or Willie’s ex-wives. She was active in his many business and charitable endeavors.
Davis’ wife, Carol, confirmed her husband’s death saying he had been hospitalized for about a month with kidney failure and died peacefully.
Davis entered the NFL as a 15th-round pick of the Cleveland Browns, who traded him to the Packers in 1960. Davis was drafted in 1956 but served in the Army for two years before making his NFL debut.
In 10 seasons with the Packers, he appeared in every game and was the first African American captain in team history, according to Packers historian Cliff Christl.
Davis’ son is actor Duane Davis. He also has a daughter, Lori Davis. His grandson, Wyatt Davis, is an All-American guard at Ohio State University.
Willie Davis Death & Cause
Willie Davis died on Wednesday, April 15th, 2020 at age 85. His wife confirmed the news saying that he had been hospitalized for a month with kidney failure.
“It is with great sadness that the entire Pro Football Hall of Fame family mourns the passing of Willie Davis,” Hall of Fame president David Baker said in a statement. “Willie’s extraordinary athleticism was an undeniable factor in Green Bay’s winning tradition of the 1960s under Coach Lombardi. He helped the Packers through an unprecedented championship run and to two Super Bowl victories. Willie was a man of true character on and off the field. The Hall of Fame will forever keep his legacy alive to serve as an inspiration to future generations.”