Jeff Davis, captain of Clemson’s 1981 National Championship team, was inducted into the Ring of Honor in 1995. He was a first-team All-American in 1981 when he led the Tigers in tackles. Davis was also named MVP of the ACC and was the defensive MVP of the Orange Bowl victory over Nebraska, the game that clinched the national title for the Tigers.
Davis has the third best mark in career tackles in Clemson history and has also caused the most fumbles and recovered the most fumbles in team history. He was a fifth-round draft pick of the Tampa Bay Bucs and played for them from 1982-87. He led the team in tackles and was the captain of the team for four seasons.
Along with being in the Clemson Ring of Honor, Davis was inducted into the Clemson Hall of Fame in 1989 and the South Carolina Hall of Fame in 2001. He was named to Clemson’s Centennial football team in 1996 and will be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in December of 2007. Davis currently works for Clemson as an assistant athletic director. He was honored with the “Use Your Life” Award from Oprah Winfrey’s Angel Network in 2001 for his work with the “Call Me Mister” program at Clemson.
September 19, 2020