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Art Davis
No. 44     
Halfback/ DB
Personal information
Date of birth: November 29, 1934 (1934-11-29) (age 75)
Place of birth: Clarksdale, Mississippi
High School: Clarksdale High School
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
College: Mississippi State
NFL Draft: 1956 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5
Debuted in 1956 for the Pittsburgh Steelers
Career history
 As player:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 12, 1956
Games Played/ Started     9/ 0
Rushing Atts/ Yds/ TDs     5/ 6/ 0
Receptions/ Yds/ TDs     1/ 9/ 0
Punt Returns/ Yds     5/ 6
Stats at
Stats at
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Arthur Ganong "Art" Davis (born November 29, 1934) is a former American football player who played a single season in the NFL with the Pittsburgh Steelers.


Early life

Davis was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi where he attended Clarksdale High School.[1]

He matriculated at Mississippi State University.[1]

Football career

Davis was selected fifth overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1956 NFL Draft.[1] He was limited during his rookie season in 1956 by an injured shoulder which he suffered in a college all-star game as well as a knee injury he sustained with the Steelers.[2] The knee injury would also sideline him for the 1957 season.[2]

He announced his retirement from football prior to the 1958 season.[3]


Davis married Frances Habig of Jackson, Mississippi in 1956.[4]




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