DAVIS, CORBY

CORBY DAVIS  (Deceased)

Inducted:  May 16, 1976 in East Chicago, IN

Date of Birth:  December 8, 1914 in Lowell, IN

High School Attended:  Lowell, IN                Graduated:  1933

High School Honors:  Received 12 letters in football, basketball, and baseball; All-State as football left guard; All-Conference in basketball.

College Attended:  Indiana University          Graduated:  1938

College Honors:  All-Indiana University Team 1935; IU's Balfour Outstanding Player Award 1937; All-American Team; North American Newspaper All-America Board of Football First Team; Coaches' All-American Team; The Captains' All-American Team (chosen  by over 30 football captains in the country); Associated Press All-Star First Team; Liberty Magazine All-Players Choice All-American First Team; New York Sun and Newsweek All-American First Team; Chicago Tribune Silver Football Award and All-Star Team; Big Ten Most Valuable Player; Kate Smith All-American Team; member of All-East Team in East-West Shiner’s Game in San Francisco 1938.

Professional Athletic Background:  First NFL draft choice 1938; played for Cleveland Rams four seasons until drafted into US Army 1943; wounded in action in France which ended his ability to play football professionally.

Coaching Experience:  Assistant coach at South Bend John Adams HS; coached football, basketball and track at St. Charles, IL, HS 1940-1941.

Special Recognition:  Officiated in All-American Professional Conference 1946-1949; was a Big Ten Conference football official 1951-1961; officiated in Chicago Tribune All-Star Game 1957; officiated in 1957 Rose Bowl Game.

Family:  Wife, Margaret; children Richard, Corbett, Mary, and Barbara; two grandchildren.

Mr. Davis passed away May 28, 1968.