John Davis named ACC legend

Former Georgia Tech All-American John Davis, one of the greatest offensive linemen in the school’s history, has been named to the 2014 class of ACC Legends. Davis will be honored at the ACC championship game Dec. 6 in Charlotte.

Davis was a four-year starter for the Jackets between 1983-86, moving from offensive tackle as a freshman to center as a sophomore, back to tackle as a junior and then again to center as a senior. Playing for coach Bill Curry, he earned All-America honors as a junior and senior. He is perhaps best remembered for his performance against Clemson All-American William “Refrigerator” Perry in Tech’s 28-21 upset of the No. 13 Tigers in 1984, an effort that earned him the nickname “Refrigerator Mover.”

He went to an eight-year NFL career, including six seasons with the Buffalo Bills, for whom he played in three Super Bowls.

Davis lives in Marietta with his family and is the national scouting coordinator for CSA Prepstar 360. Davis will join 13 other ACC legends in the 2014 class.



School Player Years
Boston College Chris Snee 2001-03
Clemson Donnell Woolford 1985-88
Duke Chris Castor 1979-82
Florida State Derrick Brooks 1991-94
Georgia Tech John Davis 1983-86
Louisville Frank Minnifield 1979-82
Miami Darrin Smith 1989-92
North Carolina Greg Ellis 1994-97
N.C. State Jesse Campbell 1988-90
Pittsburgh Hugh Green 1977-80
Syracuse Art Monk 1976-79
Virginia George Welsh 1982-00
Virginia Tech Jake Grove 2000-03
Wake Forest Alan White 1959-61

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