Former Green Bay Packer Tyrone Davis Dead At Age 50

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Leena Nasir Entertainment Reporter
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Former NFL player Tyrone Davis has died at the age of 50.

Davis was a former tight end for the Green Bay Packers (1997–2002) and New York Jets (1995–1996). “On Sunday, October 2, 2022, the Lord called home to rest our beloved son, father, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend, Tyrone Davis at the age of 50,” according to an obituary posted on the website of Jeffress Funeral Home in South Boston, Virginia.

The obituary recalled some of the many highlights of the NFL star’s life, including the University of Virginia record “for most career touchdown catches (28).” It goes on to note that “Tyrone was selected in the fourth-round of the 1995 NFL Draft by the New York Jets, and also played for the Green Bay Packers until his retirement.”

“In 2012, Tyrone was inducted into the Halifax County-South Boston Sports Hall of Fame,” the obituary adds.

Davis is survived by his mother, a brother and four children — Maiya Booker, Damien Davis, Jarrett Gomez and Mariah Gomez. A number of close family members were lovingly listed within the obituary, including “his devoted companion, Lisa Booker.”(RELATED: Former ‘American Idol’ Contestant Willie Spence Dead At 23)

Former Green Bay Packer Earl Dotson, who played offensive tackle for Green Bay from 1993 until 2002, shared an emotional tribute to Davis on Facebook. “This is difficult to post. Rest in paradise teammate. This good man Tyrone Davis fought beside me on the NFL Green Bay Packers for years. Brother forever,” Dotson wrote.

Davis was laid to rest Oct. 8. His cause of death has not been reported.

Leena Nasir