Key Mo­ments in Davis’ Ca­reer

The Denver Post - - SPORTS - By Nicki Jhab­vala, The Den­ver Post

April 23, 1995:

The Bron­cos se­lected Terrell Davis in the sixth round (No. 196) of the draft. “We just de­cided to take him at that time, be­cause we had him ranked in the third round and we saw a cou­ple runs he made at the Se­nior Bowl that re­ally stood out,” for­mer Bron­cos coach Mike Shana­han said. “Gary Ku­biak and Bobby Turner did a lot of re­search on him when he was in col­lege at Ge­or­gia and the coaches re­ally loved the guy.”

Aug. 6, 1995:

Terrell Davis so­lid­i­fied his place on the Bron­cos’ ros­ter when he lev­eled 49ers kick re­turner Ty­ronne Drake­ford in the third quar­ter of the Amer­i­can Bowl in Tokyo. Davis at­tempted to leave Ja­pan early and quit the team. “I had a weak moment where I thought that af­ter prac­tice, I’m out of here,” Davis said. “I’m not going to wait to get back to Den­ver to get cut. I’m going to walk out of here. Thank God I didn’t.”

Jan. 25, 1998:

Back in his home­town of San Diego, Davis played through Su­per Bowl XXXII with a mi­graine that sapped his vi­sion. He rushed for 157 yards and a record three touch­downs as the Bron­cos de­feated the Pack­ers, 31-24, for the fran­chise’s first Su­per Bowl ti­tle. Davis was named the game’s MVP. “It showed you what type of guy he was at that time,” Shana­han said.

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