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    • Joe Davis

      Joe Davis stood out above the crowd on the football field and baseball diamond at Lanier High School. Davis played center and quarterback (obviously not at the same time) and also found time to do a little kicking for the Poets. He quarterbacked in the 1947 & 48 teams that won the GI.A.A. State Championship and the 1949 team that won a region championship. He earned All-Region honors in 1948 & 49. He played shortstop and third base for the Poets baseball team. Joe excelled at both sports in college. In football he played several different positions on the Plains of Auburn including quarterback, halfback, defensive back and kicker. In 1951 he tied the national record of 17 consecutive PAT's - a record that stood for 16 years. In 1952, he kicked a field goal with less than two minutes left in the game to beat Clemson 3-0. In 1954, his two successful PAT's were the difference in a 14-13 win over Florida. He also played baseball for three seasons at Auburn and captained the 1954 team. He turned to golf in his later years, organizing the junior golf program in Savannah in the early 1960's. (more)

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