skip navigation

Duke Davis, '61

During his era, two-sport standouts were rare, but Wesley "Duke" Davis distinguished himself on both the gridiron and the diamond. Davis was named All-MIAA in football three times and in baseball three times, becoming the only athlete of his time to earn so many such distinctions in both sports. He was a rare two-year captain under legendary coach Frank “Muddy” Waters, and was twice named All-American at center for the Dales football program. In his two seasons as football captain, 1959 and 1960, Hillsdale racked up a 17-3 record. He was also named All-MIAA as an infielder on the Hillsdale College baseball team and led the program to the 1959 conference championship, its last such title as a member of the MIAA.

 

 

Class of 2015