Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Davis to be inducted into WPIAL HOF


Washington High School's Brian Davis – one of the great athletes in WPIAL history, and arguably the most exciting high school football player to have competed in District 7 – will be inducted into the WPIAL Hall of Fame on June 19 at the Embassy Suites in Moon Township.

Davis will be inducted in the "Athlete" category and is the third local honoree. The inaugural class included Jefferson-Morgan wrestler Cary Kolat. Last year, the 1945 Donora High football team gained entrance.

Davis was the Parade Magazine Football Player of the Year in 1984 and was one of the nation's most coveted recruits before choosing the University of Pittsburgh. At Wash High, Davis was all-state in football, basketball and track.

At 5-11, Davis was the starting center on Washington's 1984 PIAA Class AA championship basketball team. He won PIAA long jump titles in 1983 and 1984 and was WPIAL champion in the 100 meter dash and 400 relay.

A three-time Observer-Reporter Player of the Year, Davis rushed for 4,480 yards on 461 carries (a 9.7 average) with 67 touchdowns in his varsity career.

The evening begins with a reception at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and induction at 7 p.m. The full list of the 2009 class will be announced on May 5. on www.wpial.org. Registration forms for tickets and/or congratulatory messages are available on the WPIAL website.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great honor for a good guy. Way to go Brian and good luck in all that you are doing. May god bless you and your family.

Anonymous said...

A link to his highlight video would be nice.

Dave said...

Search the Pittsburgh Tribune Review. They did a story on him last year. It has a highlight video.

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Your Wife said...

Great going sweetheart!!! I luv u. Congratulations. Oh, and thankyou Anon.

Anonymous said...

Brian Davis was the best high school football player I have ever seen. Burgettstown beat them his senior year. Anyone remember Rege Onderick getting the firetruck to soak down the field?

bulldogalumni said...

I played against Brian Davis in HS. He was an outstanding player and he was also very humble. He never had to tell people how good he was, he just showed them. Players today could learn a thing or two from the way he carried himself on and off the field.

Anonymous said...

Not trying to belittle his amazing high school accomplishments, but what happened with him at Pitt? Did he just wash out or did something happen?

Anonymous said...

He went to Wash High, where being an athlete is above being a student.

That's why he couldn't stay on in college. He was a poor man's Maurice Clarett.

Fantastic player though.

voice of reason said...

Those that hide behind anon should not get to post on this blog. You must not know Brian, because if you did you would know that there is so much more to him than being an athlete. He does not need to be defended because those that know talent, know Brian. What a humble young man.