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Terrell Davis

Terrell Lamar Davis (born October 28, 1972 in San Diego, California) was a Denver Broncos running back from 1995 to 2001. Davis was drafted by the Broncos in the sixth round (196th pick overall) of the 1995 NFL draft. Previously, Davis had played football for Long Beach State and at the University of Georgia, where he played backup to Garrison Hearst .

Davis was instrumental in the Broncos victory over the Green Bay Packers in the 1997 Super Bowl. His 157-yard, three-touchdown performance earned him MVP honors. He also was named the league MVP in the same year. He is also probably one of the most popular players in Broncos history. Davis also suffers from migraine headaches, one of which plagued him during that Super Bowl XXXII.

In 1998, Davis rushed for 2,008 yards, then the third highest rushing total in history. This performance earned him his third straight AFC rushing title, his first NFL rushing title, and his second time being named NFL Offensive Player of the Year by the Associated Press.

Terrell Davis was nominated to the Pro Bowl in the 1996, '97, and '98 seasons.

After the 1998 season, Davis was plagued with injuries and saw action infrequently. He retired during the 2002 preseason.

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