2012 Hall of Fame: Clarence Davis


The countdown continues to the 2012 USC Hall of Fame induction dinner on May 12.  The black tie gala is open to the public and NFL Hall of Fame WR Lynn Swann will be the emcee.

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Clarence Davis gets lost in the shuffle when listing the great tailbacks of the John McKay era, but he is one of the most underrated runners in USC football history. 

He did not win a Heisman like Mike Garrett, O.J. Simpson, Charles White or Marcus Allen.  He is not the famed Notre Dame slayer like Anthony Davis.  But in his two-year Trojan career, Davis was a 1969 All-American and racked up enough yards (2,323) to sit in the top 15 all-time at Troy.

The two-time All-Pac-8 selection was drafted by the Los Angeles Raiders for which he earned a Super Bowl ring during an eight-year pro career.  Since his football days ended, he has dedicated his time and effort to the Houston school district.

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You are not forgotten in the Cole household!

Nor are you forgotten in the Alexander home. Mr. Davis may have gotten lost in the shuffle by some but as noted on page 106 of "Tales From The Sideline" by Tom Kelly, Clarence Davis had a great college and pro career...a great Trojan and a great human being.

Let's get Clarence Davis in the hall of fame..A silent hero..never complained.. always there quietly accepting any role.. Today he still associates with youth sports and completely loved by everyone Clarence comes in contact with...All my praise to the humble giving man...with all my thanks and appreciation for having met Mr. Davis

Jonny Walker

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