2021 has without question not been a great year for former athletes. Regardless of whether it is the NFL, MLB, NBA, or NHL, this seems like it could be a record year for former professional athletes deaths.
This particular more or less slipped through the cracks at Pro Sports Extra, but we still feel it is important to report on it, even if we’re late to the game.
Back in late April, former Oakland Raiders strong safety Mike Davis passed away.
Davis played for the Raiders from 1978-85, both in Oakland and Los Angeles, after they selected him with the No. 35 overall pick in the 1977 draft out of Colorado. Davis racked up 11 interceptions and recovered 12 fumbles throughout his career with the franchise. He then played his final NFL season in 1987 with the San Diego Chargers before retiring.(Credit: Yahoo Sports).
In other Oakland Raiders news, several years ago NFL.com put together the “Top 10” Oakland Raiders of all time highlighting men like Howie Long and Marcus Allen. Did Bo Jackson make the cut?
Check out the video below and see for yourself!