April 23, 1995: The Broncos selected Terrell Davis in the sixth round (No. 196) of the draft. “We just decided to take him at that time, because we had him ranked in the third round and we saw a couple runs he made at the Senior Bowl that really stood out,” former Broncos coach Mike Shanahan said. “Gary Kubiak and Bobby Turner did a lot of research on him when he was in college at Georgia and the coaches really loved the guy.”
Aug. 6, 1995: Terrell Davis solidified his place on the Broncos’ roster when he leveled 49ers kick returner Tyronne Drakeford in the third quarter of the American Bowl in Tokyo. Davis attempted to leave Japan early and quit the team. “I had a weak moment where I thought that after practice, I’m out of here,” Davis said. “I’m not going to wait to get back to Denver to get cut. I’m going to walk out of here. Thank God I didn’t.”
Jan. 25, 1998: Back in his hometown of San Diego, Davis played through Super Bowl XXXII with a migraine that sapped his vision. He rushed for 157 yards and a record three touchdowns as the Broncos defeated the Packers, 31-24, for the franchise’s first Super Bowl title. Davis was named the game’s MVP. “It showed you what type of guy he was at that time,” Shanahan said.
Dec. 27, 1998: An otherwise meaningless game against the Seattle Seahawks to close the regular season became one for the books as Davis ran for 178 yards to reach 2,008 on the season. Mile High stadium erupted in “T-D” chants when, on his 29th carry, Davis ran for 15 yards to bring his season total to 2,008. “I’ve never heard them chant T.D. the way they did that night,” said Davis’ agent, Neil Schwartz. “It was…
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