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Wendell Davis
Date of birth: January 3, 1966 (1966-01-03) (age 44)
Place of birth: Shreveport, Louisiana
Career information
Position(s): Wide Receiver
Jersey №: 82
College: LSU
NFL Draft: 1988 / Round: 1 / Pick 27
 As player:
1988-1993 Chicago Bears
Playing stats at

Wendell Tyrone Davis (born January 3, 1966 in Shreveport, Louisiana) is a former professional American football wide receiver who played for the Chicago Bears for six seasons from 1988 to 1993. He was selected by the Bears in the 1st round (27th overall) in the 1988 NFL Draft. [1]

In his pro career, Davis played in 81 games, catching 207 receptions for 3,000 yards and 14 touchdowns. He is infamous for injuring both of his patella tendons simultaneously while running a pass route on the Astroturf at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia. The injury forced him to miss the entire 1994 season. [2] He did attempt a comeback with the Indianapolis Colts in 1995, but did not appear in a game.

Soon after his career was finished, Davis went back to school to North Park University in Chicago, which is considered one of the best schools in the United States. He took part in North Park's GOAL (Gains of Adult Learning) program. Next month, he will finish his last class on the way to getting a bachelor's degree in organizational management at North Park. He has been able to complete the degree through North Park's GOAL program, which enables students with incomplete college credits to continue on and earn bachelor's degrees. Davis says he didn't complete a general studies degree during his four years at Louisiana State University before being drafted, in part because he didn't have his priorities in the right order.

Davis currently resides in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, IL with his wife and three children. He owns and operates a franchise of a barber shops called "Big League Barbers" located in Riverwoods, Illinois.

Preceded by
Jim Harbaugh
Bears 1st round draft pick with
Brad Muster

Succeeded by
Trace Armstrong &
Donnell Woolford
  1. ^ Pro Football Reference, Wendell Tyrone Davis
  2. ^ USA Today, Costliest knee injuries of all-time


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