Davis inducted into Alabama Sports Hall of Fame
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Eric Davis, born in Anniston in 1968, was recently inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame for the class of 2013. As a football player at Jacksonville State University, he helped lead the Gamecocks to a Gulf South Conference championship and an appearance in the Division II National Championship game. Davis finished his senior season with 51 total tackles, eight pass break-ups and six interceptions. He was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the second round of the 1990 NFL draft. He played 13 seasons in the NFL with the 49ers, Carolina Panthers, Denver Broncos and the Detroit Lions. He was named to two consecutive pro bowls 1995 and 1996 and was All-Pro three times. He is one of just two players in NFL history to have five or more interceptions in five consecutive seasons. He is the NFL leader in consecutive playoff games with at least one interception (5). For his career he had 38 interceptions, returned four for touchdowns; recovered 12 fumbles and returned two for touchdowns. Davis was a member of the 49ers Super Bowl XXIX Championship team in 1994.
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