Julius Harper Davis

High School Career

Clarksdale High, Clarksdale, MS (1941-1942)

• Led Big Eight in scoring


Military Service (1943-1945)

• St. Mary’s, CA Pre-Flight (1944)

• All Pacific Coast Corpus Christi, TX Naval Air Station (1945)

• Coached by Johnny Vaught (1945)


College Career

Mississippi State (1945-1948)

• Top scorer (’45, ‘47, ’48)

• AP All-SEC (’45)

• UPI All-South (’45)

• MSU Best Athlete (’46-’48)

• College All-Star Game (’49)


Pro Football Career

• Los Angeles Dons All-American Conference (1949-1950)

• Chicago Bears First Round Draft Pick; led team in Interceptions (1950)

• Green Bay Packers (’1951)


Coaching Career

• West Point High School (1953)

• Columbus Lee High School (1955)

• Mississippi State (1956-1963)

• Millsaps College (!964-1989)

• Madison-Ridgeland Academy (1990-2006)


Did You Know?

Harper Davis and his fellow Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame member Shorty McWilliams played together for the L.A. Dons in 1950.

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