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.
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.
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Willie Davis All-Time Career Statistics
|10 seasons Packers||138||2||21||0||21||22||1||99.5||2|
|2 seasons Browns||24||0.0|
|12-Year NFL Career||162||2||21||0||21||22||1||99.5||2|
|10 Post-Season Games Packers||5.5|
|1 Post Season Game Browns||0.0|
|11 Career Post Season games||11||5.5|
- + – All-Pro Selection
- * – Pro Bowl Selection
- ♦ – Led the League
- ♚ – NFL Champion