Death is something that I, or anyone in that matter, enjoy to learn about or have to write about. And here we are again talking about the death of an athlete. Sadly sometimes athletes die way too young and it hurts the fanbase. This is another case of it for Green Bay.
On October 2nd, former NFL tight end Tyrone Davis died in Virginia. He was only 50 years old at the time of his passing. Yeah, this might have happened in October but we can’t stop talking about it. Why are athletes dying so young? It isn’t fair. It isn’t right.
To get into his career, New York Jets drafted Davis in 1995 as a wide receiver out of the University of Virginia, where he set a school record with 28 touchdown receptions.
The Jets converted Davis to a Tight End, later trading him to Green Bay.
He caught 13 touchdowns in his eight-year career with the Jets and Packers.
In 1998 he had seven touchdowns that he caught from Brett Favre. Later in his career injuries and weight issues started hitting Davis and the Packers let him go in 2003.
Former Packers offensive tackle Earl Dotson said:
“This is difficult to post,” Dotson said. “Rest in paradise teammate. This good man Tyrone Davis fought beside me on the NFL Green Bay Packers for years. Brother forever.”
The cause of death is unknown.
He has four children Maiya Booker, Damien Davis, Jarrett Gomez and Mariah Gomez.