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.