Richard (Richie) Davis

[Richard Curtis Davis]

Richard Davis came from a small school called Upsala College where besides playng football, he was a star decathlon candidate for the USA Olympic team.  Davis could play both ways, wide receiver on offence and cornerback on defence. Davis was drafted in the 14th round of the 1968 NFL draft by the Detroit Lions who wanted him as a wide receiver.  After his release by the Lions, Davis came to Montreal first in 1969 on a five day trial and then to stay in 1970 as a cornerback. Davis was having an excellent season with the Alouettes, recording six interceptions and being used as a kick returner when he broke his jaw in the last regular season game.  Initially, Davis was expected to be able to play with the broken jaw in the East playoff game with Toronto, but ended up being replaced by Bobby Lee Thompson. Fortunately for Thompson, and unfortunately for Davis, the Alouettes went on to win the Grey Cup that year (1970). Davis did not return to the Alouettes in 1971.

Davis on 5 day trial with Alouettes - August 14, 1969

Davis has a broken jaw - November 3, 1970

Davis Replace by Bobby Lee Thompson - November 5, 1970


Year Team GP Int Yds Avg TDInt Long
1970 MON 11 6 112 18.7 0 37


KO and Punt Returns
Year Team KOR Yds Avg TD Long PR Yds Avg TD Long
1970 MON 6 88 14.7 0 24 1 5 5 0 5


Richard Davis 1970 Montreal Media Guide