While the rest of the world is recovering, we are once again here to mourn the loss of another NFL player.
MIKE DAVIS, FORMER DEFENSIVE BACK, IS NO LONGER WITH US. HIS DEATH WAS ANNOUNCED BY THE TEAM RAIDERS ON SUNDAY, BUT THE CAUSE OF HIS DEATH WAS NOT DISCLOSED.
Davis had devoted the entire decade of his 65-year career to the NFL professionally. Aside from that, he had a number of other projects in and for the industry.
Remembering Mike Davis
Mike Davis is widely acknowledged as the player who made one of the team’s most unforgettable interceptions. He also played for the San Diego Chargers and was a Colorado star throughout his career.
#RaiderNation lost a giant today in Mike Davis. Haven’t met Mike on several occasions & hosting radio shows with him in Arizona it was a blessing to be in his presence. He always had a smile on his face and some knowledge to take with you after meeting him. Thank you, Mike, rest easy. – Mark McMillian
Looking back, he began his professional career as the 35th overall selection in the second round of the 1977 NFL Draft.
His career consisted of 11 interceptions and 12 fumble recoveries, according to reports. Davis is best known for his interception in the AFC divisional playoff game in 1980.
In reality, it was about this time that he won Super Bowl XV. Meanwhile, the Associated Press coined the phrase “Red Slot Right, Halfback Stay, 88” to describe Davis’ formation. In a nutshell, his ‘Red Right 88′ interception was the game-winning two-point play in the final seconds.
Mike Davis was also a member of the championship team in Super Bowl XVIII three years later.
Mike appeared in 107 of his 115 career games with the Raiders, with the rest coming with the Chargers. He had also played for the Raiders in both Oakland and Los Angeles.
Indeed, during this trying period, he sends out a lot of prayers and encouragement to his loved ones.
“Mike was a beloved teammate, friend, and cherished part of our family. The thoughts and prayers of the Raider Nation are with Mike’s family: Mary, Mike Jr., and Allen. Mike will forever be in our hearts and minds.” – Team Raiders
It’s difficult to say goodbye to someone who has meant so much to so many people. Touching one’s mind is easy, but touching hundreds of hearts is more difficult. Regarding Mike Davis, our thoughts are with everyone.