Anthony Davis and the Golden Football
The list keeps growing of Seahawks alumni who are taking part in golden football presentations to their former high schools.
First it was Bryce Fisher’s presentation at Seattle Prep (story & video), and now Pasco High School recently had the honor of receiving two golden footballs from former students: Anthony Davis and Ron Howard (story & video). As a recent tie-in with Super Bowl 50, the NFL sent 3,000 golden Wilson NFL footballs to more than 2,000 high schools attended by former Super Bowl players.
“What a great opportunity to do something special for both of these guys,” said Pasco High School athletic director Jake Davis, who, by the way, is no relation to Anthony. “And for me there’s an opportunity to send a message to our current student athletes.”
Anthony Davis was born in Kennewick, WA, and graduated from Pasco High in 1987. He was a linebacker for the Seahawks in the 1992-1993 seasons, and would go on to play for the Kansas City Chiefs (1994-1998), Green Bay Packers (1999), and Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens beat the New York Giants in Super Bowl XXXV in 2001, where Davis would also get a ring.
After retiring from the NFL, Davis was an assistant football coach at MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, Kansas. He is currently a sales executive with ReeceNichols Real Estate in Kansas City, Missouri, where he also serves as an ambassador for the Kansas City Chiefs.
Howard graduated from Pasco in 1970, and was a tight end with the Seahawks in the 1976-1978 seasons. He played for the Dallas Cowboys when that team played in Super Bowl X in 1976.
Both players signed their footballs as part of the presentations, which are now on permanent display in Pasco High’s trophy case.
Davis, the athletic director, said it was difficult to work out when both former players could be at the school at the same time. However, both were set to be at a memorial golf tournament in the area, and the timing worked out to present the footballs.
“We’re really happy to have them,” he said on receiving the footballs.
(Presentation photos courtesy Sarah Gordon – Tri-City Herald)