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Terrell Davis on His Favorite Memory with the Denver Broncos, and on Coming to SF Next Week

Former Super Bowl running back Terrell Davis joined Jeff Thurn on Friday’s edition of Overtime. 

Davis won two Super Bowl’s and played from 1995 to 2001 with the Denver Broncos. He rushed for over 7,607 career yards, and 60 touchdowns.

He will be in Sioux Falls next week for the Sanford Legends banquet and football clinic. The football clinic is next Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. at Augustana College and Kirkeby-Over Stadium.

Davis on his most memorable moment in his career with the Broncos: 

“A lot. There’s so many, but I guess I could put them in categories. As a team, obviously, the moment I would remember and never forget is the final seconds of the first Super Bowl. I remember standing on the sideline and Brett Favre goes back to pass, and of course, we had to stop them from scoring, and John Mobley jumped in front of the ball, and I forget the tight end’s name. But Mobley jumped in front of the ball, and knocked the ball down, and that was it. It was a culmination of our season and we knew we had won a championship. Individually, I think that moment came when I rushed for 2,000 yards. It was like, the last play I remember standing back there, knowing what was at stake, and I knew I was like three yards or so from 2,000 yards, and the moment slowed down for me. I knew it wasn’t all I had to do, but definitely had to get four or five yards to break 2,000 yards and once that happened, that was a very special moment.”

Davis on having quarterback John Elway as a teammate:

“A lot different that what people would imagine. We see John, his greatness, and I get that question a lot: what was John like? I was like, like everybody else really. (Laughs). He really was, he was just one of the guys, but if you looked at John and what he has accomplished, his body of work, you would think he would have act differently. But he didn’t. Obviously, when a game was going on, or the whistle blew, he was John Elway, but outside of that, he was a real cool teammate. He didn’t appear to be someone who was everybody else. He was good guy. A great guy to be in the huddle with, and in the lockers. So, he was fun. John was a blast. He was a jokester, but we had a great time.”

Why does Davis think it is important to come to events like Sanford Legends next week? 

“It’s pretty simple for me. We’ve all been helped along the way, there’s been players or whoever has donated their time, and money. We’ve been blessed. I’ve been taught since I was little to give back. No matter what it is for me, you can give money, or do whatever it is, but when you can give back to kids growing up, physically be there, touch them and feel them, and try to help them in whatever situation they are in, that is so much more rewarding. I have two kids, two sons, and I understand the benefit of giving back and being present. Events like this, golf tournaments, banquets, I do a quite bit of it. I’m very involved in non-profit organizations, and I try to give back my time when I can. So, something like this is right up my alley, and as players, we have an obligation to give back. That’s really what it is all about. It’s not anybody else. If you have been blessed, and had a chance to be successful, or whatever career you’ve done, then you are obligated to give pack. Paying it forward. That’s really the bottom line, Jeff.”

To hear more of Davis’ interview with Thurn, listen below:

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