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Michael Leonar Davis is a retired American football safety.

College career

Davis played college football at the University of Coloradomarker.

Professional career

Davis played for the National Football League's Oakland Raiders between 1978 and 1985. During that time he was a starter on the Raiders Super Bowl XV and Super Bowl XVIII winning teams. He finished his career with the San Diego Chargers in 1987.

He was famous for a playoff game interception against the Cleveland Browns in January 1981, where he made the game-winning interception on a play known as Red Right 88. Cleveland, in the final minute, trailing 14-12 and in position for a game-winning field goal, attempted a pass into the end zone. The pass fluttered in the strong wind, and Davis stepped in front of the receiver and made the interception. The play sealed the win and propelled the Raiders into the AFC title game against the San Diego Chargers, and an eventual Super Bowl XV trimuph over the Philadelphia Eagles.

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