Former Baltimore Colts cornerback Milt Davis dies of cancer at 79
Milt Davis, an all-pro defensive back who helped the Baltimore Colts win two NFL championships in the 1950s, has died.
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#1 Oct 2, 2008
Milt took me under his wing in 1951 at a school for children, Vista Del Mar. We remained very close through the years. He is no doubt the most decent person I have and will ever meet in my life time. He is an acadamian first, an great family person, a great friend, a great football player. He will always remain the hearts of those who knew him well. He was likened to John Muir, a naturalist. He was in touch with the natural elements. See you in the heavens my dear friend.
Since: Oct 08
#2 Oct 2, 2008
Milt was truly an inspiration and motivator to anyone that came across his path over the years. He will live on in spirit to those who knew him well. I, like many of us from Vista Del Mar (home for children), were treated like his children, with respect, love, and decency. May anyone that knew him, carry his high standards with you every day. You will be a better person. Milt will always and forever be present in my mind. May he have happiness in his continued journey.
#3 Oct 2, 2008
Milt, you are still a special part of our family. Over the years, we were fortunate to have shared many wonderful times together. You always shared knowledge and empathy with others.
You were a wonderful role model always "paying attention to detail" and then with strengh and discipline demanding the most from yourself. This attitude became contagious as those who knew you followed and achieved beyond their wildest expectation. You will be missed.
#4 Apr 19, 2014
I lived at Vista Del Mar when I was 13 years old. Milt Davis beat me within an inch of my life. I arrived at VDM as an already badly mauled child. Milt, in a sanctimonious rage, took a rubber shoe and beat me all over my body. When this was reported to social workers he verbally abused me repeatedly for informing Mr. Rifrano, a social worker there. Mr. Rifrano helped to PROTECT us from Milt. Chuck Mosley, a HUGE man with a 4th degree in Karate also protected us. Milt was forced out of Vista Del Mar because of his violence. He would have been jailed but nobody would try to take him on. He was a coward. And Vista Del Mar has erased ALL date from that era, including all of the chart notes, and indeed all of the names of every person who lived there. An icon? No, just another cruel joke.
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