Green Bay Packers legend Willie Davis has died, according to a statement posted online on April. 15, 2020.
Green Bay Packers legend Willie Davis died on Wednesday at age 85.
Davis was a 15th-round pick in 1956 by the Cleveland Browns, though he didn’t enter the league until 1958 following his service in the U.S. Army. A guard and linebacker at Grambling, Davis was tried on both sides of the ball by the Browns until he was acquired in a masterful trade by Vince Lombardi.
We learned of the deceased through the following tribute posted on social media.,
Sorry to hear about the passing of Packer legend Willie Davis. I never had the opportunity to meet Willie, but he was a legend both on & off the field. The stories of him as a leader & teammate should serve as an example to everyone. Condolences to his family & friends.#GoPackGo
— Matt LaFleur (@CoachMLaFleur) April 16, 2020
Former Spokane Indians outfielder Willie Davis was born 80 years ago today. A two-time NL All-Star and three-time Gold Glove winner with the @Dodgers, Davis was named MVP of the Pacific Coast League after hitting .346 for Spokane in 1960. #GoSpo #Dodgers pic.twitter.com/brcqQiTvtj
— Spokane Indians (@spokaneindians) April 16, 2020
Cause of Death.
We have no information at the moment on of caused death . This post will be updated as soon as we have that information.
The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
Hearing of Willie Davis’ passing today reminded me of our chat while signing this piece many years ago. Each of these men have left legacies that will never be forgotten. So thankful to have met them for a brief moment just to say thank you. Rest in peace, 87. 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/KTZQ1zC5HR
— Mike Mahnke (@uwpaguy) April 15, 2020
The Packers family lost one of their best today when Willie Davis died. And a great guy, always smiling. And I loved it when Packers announcer Tony Canadeo would say. “And Willie Davis has him.”
— Chuck Delsman (@ChuckDelsman) April 15, 2020
— OldTimeHardball (@OldTimeHardball) April 15, 2020