Hinton Davis - 2009
Hinton Davis was a 1956 graduate of Benedictine. Hinton lettered all four years at Benedictine as a tackle on the football team. He helped Benedictine’s football team win the City Championship in 1954 and 1955 and was elected the Captain of the football team in 1955. He was also recognized by the Savannah Morning News in their weekly “Honor of Stars” as an outstanding athlete on numerous occasions. In 2006, Hinton was elected to be included in the “Wall of Fame” at Benedictine. This honor was in recognition of his outstanding accomplishments while at Benedictine. Hinton began his college career attending Furman University in 1956 on a football scholarship. As a freshman he was widely considered the best lineman on the team. His on the field accomplishments did not go unnoticed. Former Bulldog great Frank Sinkwich saw him play at Furman and suggested to the staff at Georgia that they should offer him a scholarship. After his freshman year at Furman, Coach Wally Butts persuaded Hinton to transfer to Georgia where he started at offensive tackle and lettered for 3 seasons. In 1959, playing on a team with Fran Tarkenton and Pat Dye, Hinton helped Georgia go undefeated and win the SEC Championship. Hinton was also cited as one of the “key players” that helped Georgia defeat Missouri in the 1959 Orange Bowl. Upon graduating from college, Hinton went on to a very successful career in the insurance industry.