Oct. 31, 2017
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Former Virginia quarterback Bob Davis has been named to the ACC’s Class of 2017 Football Legends.
Davis, a native of Neptune, N.J., played quarterback at Virginia from 1964-66. After setting 13 school and nine conference records, Davis remains one of the premier Virginia student-athletes ever to wear a uniform in the ACC. He accounted for 4,025 yards in his career – 3,095 passing and 930 rushing. Davis led the ACC in total offense in 1966 with 1,688 total yards and became the first Cavalier to earn ACC Player of the Year honors. He was responsible for 39 touchdowns in his UVA career, an ACC record at the time. Davis still ranks among the top 10 in school history in total offense, despite only playing three 10-game seasons. Davis earned a degree in economics from the UVA. He was the second-round draft pick of the Houston Oilers in 1967 and spent three years as quarterback of the team before moving to the New York Jets and New Orleans Saints in 1973 and eventually to the World Football League.
This year’s Legends class will be honored during the ACC Night of Legends presented by the Charlotte Sports Foundation at the Charlotte Convention Center, on Friday, Dec. 1, and during the on-field pregame festivities at the 13th annual Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game, set for the evening of Saturday, Dec. 2, at Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium.
The 14-member group of honorees also includes Boston College’s Matt Hasselbeck, Clemson’s Homer Jordan, Duke’s Bob Harris, the late Monk Bonasorte of Florida State, Georgia Tech’s Keith Brooking, Louisville’s Joe Jacoby, Miami’s Bennie Blades, North Carolina’s Brian Simmons, NC State’s Levar Fisher, Pitt’s Jimbo Covert, Syracuse’s Tom Coughlin, Virginia Tech’s Jim Pyne and Wake Forest’s Ryan Plackemeier.
Reserved tables and seats for the ACC Night of Legends presented by the Charlotte Sports Foundation are available now. Fans are encouraged to secure their access to this event by visiting: www.theACC.com/NightofLegends
Tickets to the 2017 Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game may also be purchased at http://theacc.com/tournaments/?id=6&path=football