Rob Davis (gridiron football)

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Robert Emmett Davis (born December 10, 1968) is a former American football long snapper in the National Football League and current assistant head coach for the Dallas Cowboys. He was originally signed by the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent in 1993. He played college football at Shippensburg.

Rob Davis
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Davis at Lambeau Field in 2015
Dallas Cowboys
Position:Assistant Head Coach
Personal information
Born: (1968-12-10) December 10, 1968 (age 51)
Washington, D.C.
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:284 lb (129 kg)
Career information
High school:Eleanor Roosevelt (Greenbelt, Maryland)
College:Shippensburg
Undrafted:1993
Career history
As player:
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
As coach:
As executive:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:183
Fumble recoveries:1
Tackles:41
Player stats at NFL.com

Davis was also a member of the Baltimore Stallions, the Kansas City Chiefs, the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers during his career. He played the 11 seasons with the Packers before retiring following the 2007 season and joining the organization's front office.

Early yearsEdit

Davis attended Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt, Maryland and was a letterman in football and wrestling. Rob Davis graduated from Eleanor Roosevelt High School in 1986.

College careerEdit

Davis attended Shippensburg University, where he started as defensive tackle. He graduated in 1992 with a degree in criminal justice. He is one of only five Shippensburg alumni to play in the NFL.[1]

Professional careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Davis was signed as an undrafted free agent by the New York Jets, but failed to make the team's roster. In 1995 Davis played in the Canadian Football League with the Baltimore Stallions. He was the team's starting long snapper. In 1996 Davis was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs, but he was cut before the season started. The Chicago Bears signed him that year and Davis played all 16 games as a long snapper.

Green Bay PackersEdit

In 1997 the Green Bay Packers signed Rob Davis as a free agent. He started the final seven games of the season, as well as the playoffs and Super Bowl XXXII. Davis was the last remaining Packers player aside from Brett Favre who played in Super Bowl XXXII, and was also one of three Player Representatives for the National Football League Players Association on the Packers roster.[2]

Davis officially retired from the NFL on March 26, 2008.[3]

Post-playing careerEdit

Upon retiring from the NFL, Davis joined the Packers' staff as Director of Player Development.[3] Davis works for Pierce Manufacturing- an industry leader in fire apparatus. Rob helps lead the company's People First culture efforts as senior director of people and culture. Davis also coached Defensive Line at St. Norbert College, with an added focus on Player Development. Davis left the Oshkosh Corporation in January of 2020 to join former Packers head coach Mike McCarthy with the Dallas Cowboys organization.

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