Tyrone Davis, Former Tight End for the Green Bay Packers and New York Jets Dead at 50!

Green Bay Packers announced on Wednesday that former tight end Tyrone Davis passed away this month at the age of 50.

According to the Green Bay Press-Gazette, Davis spent six seasons with the Packers after playing for two with the New York Jets. The Jets picked him up in the 1995 NFL Draft’s fourth round.

Davis’s death on October 2 was reported in an online obituary. Sportswriter Jerry Ratcliffe reports that he died of an illness that was never revealed.

According to Sports Illustrated, Davis started 27 games during his time with the Packers. Additionally, he assisted the team in qualifying for Super Bowl XXXII, where they ultimately fell to the Denver Broncos.

Davis also holds the record at the University of Virginia for most career touchdown catches by a wide receiver with 28. After Davis’s passing, former Packers player Earl Dotson posted on Facebook, “Rest easy.”

“It’s hard to put up with this. Friends forever “So, Dotson said. “For several seasons in the NFL, I was fortunate to have Tyrone Davis as a teammate on the Green Bay Packers. Ever and always a brother.”

According to his obituary, Davis is survived by his mother and four children.  Former NFL executive Roman Oben tweeted, “Rest in Peace my fmr @FUMAPGFootballteammate,” in reference to Davis. “Our squad had over twenty Division I players, and he was the best of the bunch. A really kind person.”

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