Kansas City Chiefs President Carl Peterson announced on Thursday that the club has named Willie Davis as its Southwest area scout in the Player Personnel Department.
“We are happy to welcome Willie back to the Chiefs organization,” Peterson commented. “We are excited about this opportunity and we look forward to Willie making a positive contribution to our personnel department.”
Davis comes to Kansas City after serving an NFL Minority Coaching Fellowship with Indianapolis during training camp in 2005 and with the Chiefs in 2004. He gained valuable scouting experience as a personnel intern with Kansas City for the 2004 campaign under the direction of Chiefs Director of College Scouting Chuck Cook. Davis began his scouting career as an intern with Green Bay in 2002 before serving as the WRs coach at Arkansas - Pine Bluff in 2003. He was also a coaching intern with the Amsterdam Admirals of the NFL Europe League for the 2004 NFLEL campaign.
The Little Rock, Arkansas native spent the ‘90-91 seasons on the Chiefs practice squad and was allocated by the Chiefs to the NFL’s World League of American Football in ‘92, where he honed his skills with the Orlando Thunder. Davis went on to play in 16 contests (14 starts) for the Chiefs in ‘92 and was named the club’s Mack Lee Hill Award winner as the top rookie or first-year player after catching 36 passes for 756 years (21.0 avg,) with three TDs.
In total, Davis spent five seasons (’91-95) with the Chiefs, playing in 63 games (58 starts), recording 172 receptions for 3,014 yards (17.5 avg) with 20 TDs. He also started six postseason contests, catching 16 passes for 239 yards (14.9 avg.) with a TD.
The Central Arkansas product also spent three campaigns (’96-98) with Houston/Tennessee, seeing action in 45 contests (39 starts) and catching 114 passes for 1,489 yards (13.1 avg.) with 13 TDs. Davis concluded his NFL career playing in 108 regular season games (97 starts), producing 286 receptions for 4,503 yards (15.7 avg.) with 33 touchdowns. He also owned six postseason starts, catching 16 passes for 239 yards (14.9 ang.) with a score.
Davis grabbed 63 catches for 667 yards (30.2 avg.) with 10 TDs in his collegiate career at Central Arkansas. He earned all-state honors in football, basketball and track at Altheimer High School in Altheimer, Arkansas.