Parke Hill Davis

Parke Hill Davis
Parke Hill Davis
1871–1934

Category
Football
Year Inducted
2016
Parke Hill Davis was born in Kiantone in 1871 and died in Easton, Pennsylvania in 1934.

In between, the man known as "the grandfather of football statistics," had an immense impact on how the history of the college game is chronicled.

Upon graduating from Jamestown High School, Davis attended Princeton University where he obtained his bachelor's and master's degrees. While there, he was a member of the football team, which was coached by Woodrow Wilson, who would later become the 28th president of the United States; was a leading boxer, who once sparred with champion John L. Sullivan; and was a member of the tug-of-war team.

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