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Shippensburg University Athletics Hall of Fame inductee and Red Raider football All-American defensive lineman Rob Davis ’92 has been hired by the Dallas Cowboys as an assistant head coach.

Davis played for 12 seasons in the National Football League (NFL) with the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears. He retired Mar. 26, 2008.

Rob Davis
Rob Davis

Before making it in the NFL, Davis spent 1995 playing for the Baltimore Stallions of the Canadian Football League (CFL). Davis and the Stallions won the 1995 Grey Cup after defeating the Calgary Stampeders, 37-20.

Davis Firsts

The first modern Red Raider to play in the NFL, Davis took over as the Packers’ long snapper in 1997 and played 167 consecutive games. His time with the Packers is the third-longest streak in Green Bay history behind Brett Favre (255) and Forrest Gregg (187).

Davis was also the first Red Raider to play in a Super Bowl on Jan. 25, 1998 as the Packers were defeated by the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXXII.

He has the distinction of playing in a Super Bowl, Grey Cup and NCAA playoff game.

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After retiring as a player, Davis spent 11 seasons as the director of player development with the Green Bay Packers. He has also been a staunch advocate for community efforts in Wisconsin and worked as a life coach and motivational speaker.

A Raiders Standout at SU

Davis was a standout on the defensive line for Shippensburg from 1988-92. He was a two-time All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Western Division selection, earning First Team honors in 1991. He is a two-time American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) All-American who set the university record for most tackles by a lineman (353).

Davis is a native of District Heights, Md., and a 1986 graduate of Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Prince George’s County. He received his master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in 2014.

Bill Morgal is sports information director at Shippensburg University

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