Davis, The Davis Brothers

Jun 20, 2019

The Davis brothers (Ernie, Charlie and Donald) from Stamford will receive the Legacy Award. All three are in the McMurry University Athletic Hall of Honor. Ernie graduated from Stamford in 1955, where he played football and ran track. He was a Little All-American at McMurry where he scored 104 points in 1958 (ranked fifth best in the nation). Ernie ranks 13th in McMurry history in career rushing (1,643 yards). He was drafted in the 23rd round of NFL Draft by Pittsburgh Steelers and in the AFL draft by the New York Titans. Ernie coached for 13 years at several places, including Cisco, Port Neches, Littlefield, Odessa and Slaton. Charlie (deceased) graduated from Stamford in 1953. He was all-state in high school and is a member of the Texas High School Football Hall of Fame. He was an all-American at McMurry in 1957 and 1958 and was selected by the New York Titans (Jets) in the 1960 AFL draft. Charlie coached at Graham, Anson, Rotan and Olney. Donald (deceased) was all-state and a key contributor on two state championship football teams and one state championship track team at Stamford. He graduated in 1959. Donald competed in multiple state track meets in the long jump and relays. He has the fourth longest kickoff return in McMurry history (93 yards in 1961). He played three years at McMurry under fellow Hall of Famer Grant Teaff and was drafted in the 20th round of the NFL draft by the San Francisco 49ers in 1963. He coached at Cleburne and Lorenzo before starting a career with Levi Strauss & Co. in 1969.