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Corbett Davis
Position(s)
Fullback
Jersey #(s)
32, 3
Born December 8, 1914(1914-12-08)
Lowell, Indiana
Died May 28, 1968 (aged 53)
Houlton, Maine
Career information
Year(s) 19381942
NFL Draft 1938 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1
College Indiana
Professional teams
Career stats
Rushing attempts-yards 143-382
Receptions-yards 19-133
Touchdowns 4
Stats at NFL.com
Career highlights and awards
  • No notable achievements


Richard Corbett "Corby" Davis (December 8, 1914 in Lowell, Indiana – May 28, 1968 in Houlton, Maine) was an American football fullback. He was the first overall pick in the 1938 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Rams.

He spent four seasons with the Cleveland Rams, leaving pro football to enlist in the service in 1942. Corbett served as a rifleman with the Second Infantry Division in France during World War II. He was wounded in action in 1944, and continued his service in England after recovering from his injuries.

After returning to the States, Corbett worked as an official for games in the Big Ten Conference. From 1952 until his death, he worked for the Scott Foresman publishing company. He died while on a fishing trip in Maine in May 1968. He lost his footing while stepping out of a boat, fell on a tree branch, and ruptured his spleen.

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