Former NFL tight end Tyrone Davis died on Oct. 2 at 50 years old. The Green Bay Packers announced his death on Wednesday.
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Tyrone Davis was an American professional football player who was a tight end for eight seasons in the National Football League (NFL).
|Born:||June 30, 1972
|Died:||October 3, 2022 (aged 50)|
|Height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight:||240 lb (109 kg)|
He played for the New York Jets and the Green Bay Packers from 1995 to 2002, having earlier played college football for the University of Virginia.
Davis made his NFL debut with the Jets on September 3, 1995, at the age of 23, in a 52–14 loss against the Miami Dolphins. Before the start of his second season, he switched positions from wide receiver to tight end.
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He was traded to the Green Bay Packers on August 26, 1997, for past considerations, and was tied for the third-most fumble return touchdowns (1) in the league that year.
The Packers went on to reach the Super Bowl XXXII, losing to the Denver Broncos in the championship game that Davis did not play in.
During the later years of his NFL career, Davis struggled with weight issues, ending the 2000 season at 277 pounds (126 kg).
He then turned up at post-draft minicamp the following April at approximately 280 pounds (130 kg), even though he had been instructed to lose weight.
He later underwent surgery in July to repair a torn hamstring, which kept him on the injured reserve list for the majority of the 2001 season.
Davis again turned up to minicamp overweight in 2003, and was subsequently released by the Packers after a poor performance at training camp.
Former NFL tight end Tyrone Davis died on Oct. 2 at 50 years old.
The Green Bay Packers announced his death on Wednesday, citing his obituary with the Jeffress Funeral Home in South Boston, Virginia.
Davis played eight NFL seasons from 1995-2002. A fourth-round pick out of the University of Virginia, Davis played his first two seasons with the New York Jets. He joined the Packers via trade in 1997 and played the remainder of his career in Green Bay, where he started 27 games and caught passes from Brett Favre.
He was a member of the team that played in Green Bay’s Super Bowl loss to the Denver Broncos after the 1997 season. His most productive season arrived in 1998 when he caught 18 passes for 250 yards and seven touchdowns.
According to his obituary, Davis played and studied at Virginia’s Fork Union Military Academy in 1991 before attending UVA. A wide receiver at Virginia, he’s the program’s all-time leader in touchdown receptions with 28. He’s a member of the Halifax County-South Boston Sports Hall of Fame. He leaves behind his mother and four children.
His former Packers teammate Earl Dotson paid tribute to Davis on Facebook.
“This is difficult to post,” Dotson wrote. “Rest in paradise teammate. This good man Tyrone Davis fought beside me on the NFL Green Bay Packers for years. Brother forever.”
Cause of death
As of now cause of death was not announced.