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1946 - 12th Award
Glenn Davis
Army Back

He was the "Mr. Outside" of the famed Davis-Blanchard duo. Glenn scored 59 touchdowns in his career and gained an amazing 4,129 yards from rushing and passing for the Black Knights. He holds the major college record for most yards gained per play in one season, 11.7. He averaged 58 minutes a game against a tough schedule. No major collegian ever approached his remarkable career average of almost one TD every nine plays. Serving in the Army in Korea until 1950, Davis resigned his commission to join the Los Angeles Rams and played on two championship teams. Injuries cut his career short, however he turned to public relations and promotions for the Los Angeles Times special events department. While at the Times, Davis' primary goal was to raise money for youth activities. He later retired to La Quinta, California and married the late Alan Ameche's widow, Yvonne on July 12th 1996. Glenn Davis passed away in March of 2005.

Glenn was elected to the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame in 1961.

The Voting

Place

Name

School

Class

Position

Points

1Glenn DavisArmySeniorHB792
2Charlie TrippiGeorgiaSeniorHB435
3John LujackNotre DameJuniorQB379
4Felix BlanchardArmySeniorFB267
5Arnie TuckerArmySeniorQB257
6Herman WedermeyerSt. Mary'sJuniorHB101
7Burr BaldwinUCLASeniorE49
8Bobby LayneTexasJuniorQB45

It was finally the year to win the Heisman for Army halfback Glenn Davis after compiling impressive point totals and finishing second the two previous years. Davis won every section except the South, which went for Georgia star Charlie Trippi. Army had three players in the top five, the best finish ever for one school.

No. of registered electors: Unavailable
Date of announcement: December 3, 1946
Date of dinner: December 14, 1946

The positions within each region:

Place

East

South

Midwest

Southwest

Far West

1DavisTrippiDavisDavisDavis
2LujackDaisLujackTrippiWedermeyer
3TuckerBlanchardTrippiLujackTrippi
4TrippiLujackTuckerLayneBlanchard
5BlanchardTuckerBlanchardBlanchardLujack

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