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.