|1991 alumnus inducted into Canadian Football Hall of Fame|
|Tuesday, September 1, 2015|
Eddie Davis, Class of 1991 - Davis was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum during ceremonies that took place Aug. 18 through 22. Ceremonies included unveiling of the inductees’ busts, special presentations of the honorees' Hall of Fame jackets, rings and plaques and a gala dinner where inductees were formally accepted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
According to the Hall of Fame, Davis started his Canadian Football League (CFL) career in 1995, when he was part of the Birmingham Barracudas. Once the team folded, Davis decided to play for the Calgary Stampeders where he spent five seasons, winning his first Grey Cup in 1998. During his time with Calgary, Davis’ best season was in 1998, where he had 77 total tackles, three sacks and four interceptions for 127 yards. Starting in 2001, Davis’ next stop was to Regina, where he played for the Saskatchewan Roughriders until he retired in 2009. During his time with the Roughriders, he led Saskatchewan in interceptions in 2001 with four and 2004 with six and won his second Grey Cup in 2007. Davis’ best season with the Roughriders was in 2006, where he had 66 total tackles, two interceptions for 34 yards and two sacks. Upon his retirement, Davis was ranked fifth in CFL history for Most Defensive tackles in a career with 802, played 236 career games and is in the Top 10 in the following Saskatchewan Roughriders categories: Fumble Return Yards with 127 and Fumble Return Touchdowns with two.
In 2013, Davis was inducted into the Saskatchewan Roughriders football team’s Plaza of Honor. In college, he played for Northern Illinois University. The induction team that selected Davis was made up of former players and members of the media.
Davis currently works as an account leader for Halliburton.
See Davis' profile on the Canadian Football Hall of Fame website: