Legendary NFL/AFL Quarterback Cotton Davidson Set for Book Signing, Nov. 27
The City of Gatesville will help legendary NFL/AFL quarterback and Baylor Coach Cotton Davidson celebrate the publication of his memoir by hosting a book signing at the Coryell Museum and Historical Center from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27. Davidson and Wayland Corgill, Olney High School graduate Class of 1956, are co-authors.
The book chronicles Davidson’s multifaceted sports journey from his youth to high school, college and his history as a professional football player in 1954 when he was drafted as a first-round pick by the Balti more Colts. One year later, he was redrafted by the U.S. Army. However, after two years of military service, he returned to the Colts to back up Johnny Unitas.
Davidson’s legendary status comes from a combination of his astonishing physical abilities and blazing speed as a passer, earning him the name “The Rifleman.” Those capabilities and his astute knowledge of the game established him as a winner. That winning spirit continued in his 1962 trade to the Oakland Raiders, where he would lead his team to several championships and All-Star honors.