William C. Davis (American football) is confirmed dead at the age of 81.
William was best known as a American football player (Mount Union Purple Raiders).
Death was likely due to coach (.
William C. Davis
Biographical details
Born(1938-07-21)July 21, 1938
Youngstown, Ohio
DiedJanuary 18, 2020(2020-01-18) (aged 81)
Playing career
c. 1959Mount Union
Position(s)Quarterback, defensive back
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1964–1966Austintown Fitch HS (OH)
1967Westminster (PA) (assistant)
1968–1972Adrian College
1973–1975Michigan State (off. backs)
1976–1978Philadelphia Eagles (TE)
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1979–1981Miami Dolphins (dir. pro pers.)
1981–1986Cleveland Browns (VP player pers.)
1986-1990Philadelphia Eagles (VP player pers.)
Head coaching record
Overall20–24 (college)
18–8–1 (high school)
William C. Davis Sr. (July 21, 1938 – January 18, 2020) was an American football player, coach, and executive. Davis was the head football coach at Adrian College in Adrian, Michigan. He held that position for five seasons, from 1968 until 1972. Davis’ coaching record at Adrian was 20–24. He was later director of pro personnel for the National Football League (NFL) Miami Dolphins, vice president of player personnel for the Cleveland Browns, and vice president of player personnel for the Philadelphia Eagles. On January 18, 2020, Davis died at the age of 81 from Alzheimer's disease.
Davis' son Billy is an NFL assistant coach for the Arizona Cardinals.
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