A star at Grambling Willie Davis was initially chosen by the Cleveland Browns in 1956 as a 15th-round draft pick. He wasn’t able to begin his professional career until 1958 due to Military obligations and by 1960 he had been traded to Green Bay.

Upset over being traded Davis almost quit Pro ball but was persuaded by Vince Lombardi to remain. He would go on to become one of the most dominate defensive lineman of his day. In 10 seasons with Green Bay Willie Davis racked up 99½ sacks. While that number is quite unofficial, it would make him the Packers All-Time Sack Leader. 

Head shot of Willie Davis.
Packer Hall of Fame Defensive Lineman Willie Davis

He played on 5 NFL Championship teams in Green Bay while making 5 All Pro teams and 6 Pro Bowls. A member of the Hall of Fame All 1960s team he was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1981.

Image Gallery of Willie Davis, Defensive Lineman 1958 - 1969


Willie Davis Football Cards


Willie Davis All-Time Career Statistics

Regular Season Career Defensive Statistics
YearAgeTeamPosNo.GamesIntYardsTDLongFRTDSacksSfty
195824CLElde7712        
195925CLEdt7712        
196026GNBLDE/rde8712    106.0 
196127GNBLDE8714    309.5 
1962+28GNBLDE8714    3113.0 
1963*29GNBLDE8714    408.51
1964*+30GNBLDE8714    2014.5 
1965*+31GNBLDE87141210212011.0 
1966*+32GNBLDE8714    2011.0 
1967*+33GNBLDE8714      11.01
196834GNBLDE8714    309.0 
196935GNBLDE87141000206.0 
10 seasons Packers13822102122199.52
2 seasons Browns24      0.0 
12-Year NFL Career16222102122199.52

Post Season Career Defensive Statistics
YearAgeTeamGamesSacks
195824CLE1 
196026GNB10.0
196127GNB10.0
1962+28GNB10.0
1965*+31GNB20.0
1966*+32GNB21.5
1967*+33GNB34.0
10 Post-Season Games Packers5.5
1 Post Season Game Browns0.0
11 Career Post Season games115.5
  • + – All-Pro Selection
  • * – Pro Bowl Selection
  • ♦ – Led the League
  • ♚ – NFL Champion

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  1. Patrick tumilty

    Willie D was a great football player I remember him playing when I was a kid I enjoyed watching him play the man was great