Jeff Davis Receives ‘Use Your Life Award’

Jeff Davis Receives ‘Use Your Life Award’

April 23, 2001

Jeff Davis, former team captain of Clemson’s 1981 National Championship football team received the “Use Your Life Award” from Oprah’s Angel Network Monday, April 23. Jeff distinguished himself as an All-American, recipient of the Clemson Ring of Honor, MVP of the ACC in 1981, MVP of the 1982 Orange Bowl and an NFL linebacker with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for six years. Now he’s heading up another outstanding effort, the “Call Me MISTER” program.

“Call Me MISTER” looks for young men who may not have college tuition or who have little hope of a college education, much less the opportunity for a lifetime career as a professional in charge of his own life.

The “Call Me MISTER” project seeks to recruit, train, certify and secure employment for 200 black males as elementary teachers in South Carolina’s public schools. The project combines the special strengths and resources of Clemson University with individualized instructional programs offered by three small, private, historically black colleges in South Carolina: Benedict College, Claflin University and Morris College.

“Call Me MISTER” was developed by some of our state’s visionary educational leaders who sincerely believe we can build a better tomorrow by getting you involved today.

For more information on the “Call Me MISTER” program visit