Harold Davis (May 12, 1934 – December 9, 2007) was an American college football and basketball player at Westminster College, Pennsylvania. A quarterback who could run as well as throw, he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2004.
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College football is American football played by teams of student athletes fielded by American universities, colleges, and military academies, or Canadian football played by teams of student athletes fielded by Canadian universities. It was through college football play that American football rules first gained popularity in the United States.
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Davis was one of four men from Westminster inducted the College Football Hall of Fame. He was a standout quarterback for the Titans from 1953 to 1956 and became the only three-time, first-team All-America football player in school history. Davis, who played quarterback under Hall of Fame head coach Harold Burry during a time when African-Americans rarely played the position, led Westminster to an overall record of 28–1–1 (.950), including the first undefeated seasons in school history in 1953 (8–0), 1955 (6–0–1) and 1956 (8–0). He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League.
An All-America team is a hypothetical American sports team composed of outstanding amateur players. These players are broadly considered by media and other relevant commentators as the best players in a particular sport, of a specific season, for each team position.
American football, referred to as football in the United States and Canada and also known as gridiron, is a team sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end. The offense, which is the team controlling the oval-shaped football, attempts to advance down the field by running with or passing the ball, while the defense, which is the team without control of the ball, aims to stop the offense's advance and aims to take control of the ball for themselves. The offense must advance at least ten yards in four downs, or plays, and otherwise they turn over the football to the defense; if the offense succeeds in advancing ten yards or more, they are given a new set of four downs. Points are primarily scored by advancing the ball into the opposing team's end zone for a touchdown or kicking the ball through the opponent's goalposts for a field goal. The team with the most points at the end of a game wins.
A head coach, senior coach, or manager is a professional at training and developing athletes. They typically hold a more public profile and are paid more than other coaches. In some sports, the head coach is instead called the "manager", as in association football and professional baseball. In other sports such as Australian rules football, the head coach is generally termed a senior coach.
Davis was a native of Youngstown, Ohio and also lettered in basketball and track and field at Westminster. He graduated in 1957 with a degree in economics, served in the United States Army, and worked for the Youngstown City School District and the Xerox Corporation. He lived in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, where he died in December 2007 of cancer.
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A varsity letter is an award earned in the United States for excellence in school activities. A varsity letter signifies that its winner was a qualified varsity team member, awarded after a certain standard was met.
Track and field is a sport which includes athletic contests established on the skills of running, jumping, and throwing. The name is derived from where the sport takes place, a running track and a grass field for the throwing and some of the jumping events. Track and field is categorized under the umbrella sport of athletics, which also includes road running, cross country running, and race walking.
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