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Arnold Allen Davis (born September 25, 1938) is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys. He played college football at Baylor University.

Arnold Davis
No. 88
Personal information
Born: (1938-09-25) September 25, 1938 (age 81)
Corpus Christi, Texas
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:219 lb (99 kg)
Career information
High school:Corpus Christi (TX) W. B. Ray
NFL Draft:1961 / Round: 4 / Pick: 44
AFL draft:1961 / Round: 4 / Pick: 29
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:2
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Player stats at PFR

Early yearsEdit

Davis attended W. B. Ray High School before moving on to Baylor University, where he was a two-way player as an offensive and defensive end.[1][2]

Professional careerEdit

Davis was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the fourth round (44th overall) of the 1961 NFL Draft and by the Denver Broncos in the fourth round (29th overall) of the 1961 AFL Draft.[3]

On January 8, 1961, he signed with the Cowboys.[4] He was converted from an offensive end into a linebacker during training camp.[5] On September 26, he was placed on the injured reserve list after suffering a knee injury in the second game against the Minnesota Vikings.[6] He was waived before the start of the season in 1962.


  1. ^ "Witchee Steals Win for Baylor". Retrieved February 3, 2018.
  2. ^ "Arkansas Places 3 Men On All Southwest". Retrieved February 3, 2018.
  3. ^ "Cowboys Sign Davis". Retrieved February 3, 2018.
  4. ^ "Cowboys Get End". Retrieved February 3, 2018.
  5. ^ "Grayson on Defense". Retrieved February 3, 2018.
  6. ^ "Solid Nucleus Spurs High Hopes In Dallas". Retrieved February 3, 2018.