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'Heavener's best-kept secret' now living in Poteau

September 10, 2011

Former Heavener, Oklahoma Sooner and Arizona Wildcat football player Jack Davis stands in front of his football honorary plaques in his house in Poteau. PDN Staff Photo by Joe White

Jack Davis will no longer be Heavener’s best-kept secret. The former Wolf football star, who went on to play at the University of Oklahoma, the University of Arizona and later with the Denver Broncos of the old American Football League, is living in Poteau after a successful high school coaching career in California.
Davis, 78, is Heavener’s only pro football player, according to
“I was actually drafted by the (Washington) Redskins, but I didn’t make the team and went back to college to get my Master’s degree,” Davis said. “There was a pro team in Tucson (Ariz.). I played for The Tucson Rattlers, and they moved to Denver and renamed the Denver Broncos.”

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