Mike Davis, a longtime Raiders security who made one of many largest performs in franchise historical past, has died on the age of 65, the workforce introduced Sunday. Davis performed 10 seasons with the franchise and helped the Raiders win two Tremendous Bowls.
“The Raiders Household is deeply saddened by the passing of Mike Davis,” the membership stated in an announcement posted to the official workforce web site. “Mike made one of the crucial well-known performs in franchise historical past, the “Crimson Proper 88” interception to clinch the 1980 AFC Divisional playoff sport in Cleveland. The win secured a spot within the AFC Championship Recreation for the Raiders, who would then go on to win Tremendous Bowl XV.”
Davis was chosen by the then-Oakland squad in 1977 after enjoying his faculty ball at Colorado. Of his 115 profession video games, 107 have been spent carrying the silver and black (he spent the 1987 season with the Chargers). Because the workforce famous, Davis is most recognized for that interception to assist the Raiders advance and finally transfer on to a Tremendous Bowl title in the course of the 1980 season. He recorded 11 interceptions and 12 fumble recoveries within the common season over the course of his profession and was an element the Raiders’ Tremendous Bowl XV and Tremendous Bowl XVIII championship groups.
“Mike was a beloved teammate, buddy and cherished a part of our household,” the workforce stated. “The ideas and prayers of the Raider Nation are with Mike’s household: Mary, Mike Jr. and Allen. Mike will endlessly be in our hearts and minds.”