Former New York Jets and Green Bay Packers tight end Tyrone Davis has tragically passed away.
He was only 50 years old.
Davis died on Oct. 2nd from an undisclosed illness, according to UVA beat writer Jerry Ratcliffe.
“This is difficult to post,” Davis’ former Packers teammate Earl Dotson wrote in a Facebook post. “Rest in paradise teammate. This good man Tyrone Davis fought beside me on the NFL Green Bay Packers for years. Brother forever.”
The fourth-round draft pick of the New York Jets in 1995 played two seasons with the team, catching two passes for 15 yards, before being traded to Green Bay.
From there, he played six seasons from 1997-2002. He finished with 71 receptions for 780 yards and 13 touchdowns.
Davis caught a career-high seven touchdowns in 1998, including Brett Favre’s 200th career TD pass in a 37-3 win over the Giants.