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Three-time All-American. Heisman Trophy winner. College Football Hall of Famer. Three national titles in three unbeaten seasons. And despite a legendary career running the football for Army, a photographer still asked Glenn Davis to pose like this:

(U.S. Military Academy photo via Getty Images)

Pictures can be deceiving — Davis’ damage came on the ground, with an eye-popping 8.3 yards per carry over his career — an NCAA record. He was “Mr. Outside” to Felix “Doc” Blanchard’s “Mr. Inside,” giving Army a 1-2 Heisman-winning punch in the backfield that dominated college football. Davis ranks third all-time in rushing yards at West Point behind Mike Mayweather and Carlton Jones, both of whom had more than double Davis’ career carries.

His 43 career rushing touchdowns are still tops at the school; he and Blanchard combined for 97 total touchdowns, not counting the 12 TD passes Davis threw.

OK, the photographer might’ve had a point — Davis was the team’s leading passer in 1943, going 21-of-49 for 394 yards and four touchdowns. He also averaged a team-record 18.9 yards per reception, according to the school’s media guide. And if a football triple threat isn’t enough, add in six more varsity letters — three baseball, two track, one basketball. Get a few more Davis details here and here.


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