Wayne Davis is a part of Gordo football lore. A sophomore on Gordo’s 1980 state championship team, Davis finished his Gordo career as one of the most decorated players in team history. Davis continued his playing days 24 miles down the road, playing for the Alabama Crimson Tide. He started four years for the Tide, turning in a school-record 327 tackles. After playing three years for the Arizona Cardinals, Davis retired to Arizona. He returned to his hometown six years ago, and is now a pastor at New Home Baptist Church. He has a son who plays for Gordo’s current team. He never misses a game. Davis’ son, Ben, is well aware of the legacy his father left in Gordo. In fact, he embraces it. Benjamin, who plays as an outside linebacker and tight end – same as his father – experienced culture shock when he experienced firsthand how much Gordo values football.

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