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Track Legend Glenn “Jeep” Davis Dies
Summit County, Ohio has been blessed with numerous athletic heroes as well as many others who excelled in other fields. The likes of Jesse Owens, Nate Thurmun, Hal Naragon, Dante Lavelli, LeBron James, etc. hailed from Summit County Ohio.
Glenn "Jeep" Davis was also one of those special athletes who made his home in Summit County, Ohio.
Glenn "Jeep" Davis made his impact on our community in several ways. He was best known for his achievements in track and field at The Ohio State University as well as the 1956 and 1960 Olympics. But "Jeep" Davis also played professional football for the Detroit Lions (2 seasons) and was and educator and coach at Barberton High School (Barberton, Ohio).
Glenn "Jeep" Davis passed away this morning (January 28, 2009) and will be long remembered by those who's lives he impacted during his long and "special" life.
Below are some of his accomplishments:
Known to a generation as the greatest hurdler in the world after winning gold medals in the 1956 and 1960 Summer Olympics In 2006, the Summit County Sports Hall of Fame acknowledged Davis as the greatest athlete in county history. A youth basketball coach once told him, ‘‘You'll never ... more
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