Biography: Terrell Davis, RB

Terrell Davis Ring of Fame
Former Denver Broncos running back Terrell Davis delivers a final salute to the fans after he was inducted into the “Ring of Fame” during the half time of the Broncos football game with the Jacksonville Jaguars in Denver, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2007. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)
Terrell Davis was inducted as the 21st member of the Ring of Fame in 2007 after establishing himself as the Denver Broncos’ all-time leading rusher while spending his entire eight-year career with the team from 1995-2002.

Selected by the Broncos in the sixth round (196th overall) of the 1995 NFL Draft from the University of Georgia, Davis rushed for at least 1,000 yards in each of his first four seasons, including the 1998 campaign in which he totaled the fourth-most rushing yards (2,008) in a season in NFL history to earn league MVP honors. That year, he also set a club record with 21 rushing scores.

The three-time Pro Bowl and first-team All-Pro selection (1996-98) finished his career with a franchise-record 7,607 rushing yards and 60 rushing touchdowns on 1,655 carries (4.6 avg.) in 78 regular-season games (77 starts) as a key member of the Broncos’ back-to-back Super Bowl championship teams (1997-98). His 97.5-yard rushing average in regular-season games is the third best in NFL history (min. 75 games), trailing only Pro Football Hall of Famers Jim Brown and Barry Sanders. A two-time finalist for the Hall of Fame, Davis owns three of the top-five single-season rushing outputs in Broncos annals as well as the club’s single-season scoring record for a non-kicker (138 pts., 1998).

In the postseason, Davis was equally as impressive, totaling at least 100 rushing yards in seven of his eight career playoff appearances, including his 157-yard, three-rushing touchdown performance against Green Bay in Super Bowl XXXII to earn game MVP honors. He averaged an NFL-record (min. 5 games) 142.5 rushing yards per game in the postseason for his career, totaling a club-record 1,140 rushing yards on 204 carries (5.6 avg.) with 12 touchdowns.

Davis, who played his first collegiate season at Long Beach State before transferring to Georgia, ranks first in Broncos history in career 100-yard rushing games (41), first in rushing touchdowns (60), second in overall touchdowns (65) and second in yards from scrimmage (8,887).