46 Facts About Terrell Davis


Terrell Lamar Davis was born on October 28,1972 and is an American former professional football player who was a running back for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League from 1995 to 2001.


Terrell Davis is the Broncos all-time leading rusher and still holds the record for most postseason single-season touchdowns, which he achieved in 1997.


Terrell Davis was drafted by the Broncos in the sixth round of the 1995 NFL Draft.


Terrell Davis is the Denver Broncos' all-time leading rusher, with 7,607 rushing yards.


Terrell Davis still holds the NFL record for most rushing touchdowns in a single postseason, scoring eight in the 1997 playoffs, which resulted in him winning the Super Bowl MVP award.


Terrell Davis's father was an alcoholic and drug addict who abused his children and animals, including firing guns at Terrell and his brothers.


Terrell Davis set the Lincoln Prep record in the discus throw as a member of the track team.

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Terrell Davis's brother Reggie Webb was a tailback there before him, and he persuaded the school to grant Davis a scholarship.


At Long Beach State, Terrell Davis joined the football team that was coached by former Washington Redskins coach George Allen.


Terrell Davis redshirted his freshman year in order to give him an extra year of eligibility.


Terrell Davis never played an official game for coach Allen because Allen died after the end of the 1990 season.


Terrell Davis played the following season and rushed for 262 yards on 55 carries.


Terrell Davis ran for 445 yards on 67 carries that year, but in his last two games, he rushed for 113 and 121 yards, respectively.


Terrell Davis graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science degree in Consumer Economics.


Terrell Davis entered training camp as the sixth string tailback and was a long shot to make the team.


Terrell Davis managed to impress the Broncos coaching staff after his second pre-season game, most notably with a crushing hit as a member of special teams.


Terrell Davis kept improving with each pre-season game and was promoted to starting running back for the season's opening game.


Terrell Davis started 14 games during the 1995 season, carrying the ball 237 times, averaging 4.7 yards per run, and scoring eight touchdowns.


Terrell Davis finished his season with a total of 1,117 rushing yards, becoming the lowest drafted player to ever gain over 1,000 yards rushing in his rookie season.


In 1996, Terrell Davis signed, what was at that time a lucrative new five-year contract with the Broncos that was worth $6.8 million.


Terrell Davis was selected as a first-team All-Pro and Pro Bowl for the first of three consecutive seasons.


In 1997, Terrell Davis broke his own records with 1,750 yards and a league-leading 15 rushing touchdowns.


In 1998, Terrell Davis rushed for 2,008 yards becoming a member of the 2000 rushing yards club, then the third-highest rushing total in history at the time.


Terrell Davis was sent to the Pro Bowl in the 1996,97, and 98 seasons.


In 1999, Terrell Davis tore the anterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament of his right knee while trying to make a tackle on an interception thrown against the New York Jets, during the fourth game of the season.

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Terrell Davis walked through the tunnel in uniform for the final time during a preseason Denver-San Francisco 49ers matchup held at Invesco Field at Mile High.


Terrell Davis is one of only six players ever to rush for more than 1,000 yards in the postseason, and out of the six he is the only one to do so in a career that lasted less than 12 seasons.


Terrell Davis finished his career with 12 playoff rushing touchdowns, good for fourth all-time tied with Marshawn Lynch and John Riggins.


In 2004, Terrell Davis was inducted into the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame.


Terrell Davis was one of the semifinalists for the 2007 Pro Football Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility.


On July 27,2007, it was announced that Terrell Davis would be inducted into the Denver Broncos Ring of Fame.


In 2006, Terrell Davis was inducted into the Breitbard Hall of Fame.


Terrell Davis was one of the players who did the Trophy Presentation when the Broncos won the Super Bowl.


Terrell Davis wrote an autobiography titled TD: Dreams in Motion after his first Super Bowl victory.


Terrell Davis was on the cover of the video game NFL GameDay 99 by 989 Sports.


Terrell Davis made an appearance in Madden NFL 2006, serving as the player's mentor in the new NFL Superstar Mode and adds his voice to the game.


In 2001, Terrell Davis was named in the Atlanta's Gold Club federal prostitution, fraud and racketeering trial.


In September 2006, Terrell Davis filed a lawsuit against Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Co.


Terrell Davis said he suffered a bruised neck and damage to a surgically repaired hip.


Terrell Davis appeared on Sesame Street in a skit with Elmo, Telly Monster, and a talking football.


The plan was for Terrell Davis to stay behind in New York for the day while the rest of the team flew home, assuming that the Broncos would win.


Terrell Davis guest-starred on Disney Channel's The Jersey, in an episode called "They Say It's Your Birthday" along with other sports stars Shannon Sharpe, Tim Brown, Hardy Nickerson, and Tony Siragusa.


Terrell Davis appeared on the season 5 finale of Sister, Sister at the twins' graduation to give a speech.


Post-retirement, Terrell Davis worked for NFL Network as a correspondent and studio host for NFL Total Access.


Terrell Davis served as a color commentator for some NFL Europe games covered by NFL Network.

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Terrell Davis appeared on the August 29,2008, episode of The Colbert Report to analyze the acceptance speech given by US Democratic Party nominee Barack Obama at Invesco Field at Mile High a day earlier.