Heavener’s only professional football player, Jack Davis, has been missing since Tuesday from his home.
He was last seen at about 3 a.m. Tuesday. His 1999 Lincoln Towncar was found on a dirt road on Cavanal Hill.
Searchers involving the LeFlore County Sheriff’s Department and others have been searching the area where his car was found.
His disappearance has been classified as suspicious.
The OSBI is processing the car and the case.
According to a story by John Inman which appeared in the Ledger in September of 2011, after graduating from Heavener, he went on to play for the University of Oklahoma, University of Arizona and later saw action with the Denver Broncos in the AFL.
In high school, Davis was only 6-0, 170 pounds, before blooming up to 6-2, 235 pounds when he was drafted by the Washington Redskins.
After high school, Davis received a scholarship and played on the OU freshman team in 1951 when Bud Wilkinson was the Sooners’ coach. He then joined the U.S. Marines.
After his discharge, Davis enrolled at Arizona. He was drafted by the Redskins, but did not make the team and went back to college to get his Master’s Degree.
He also played for a pro team called the Tucson Rattlers, which moved and became the inaugural Denver Broncos.
Davis spent one year in Denver, was hurt early in the season and eventually played the final five games of the 1960 season.
He then went into coaching. Davis went 9-1 in his first year at Page, Ariz. Following that season, he coached at Imperial, Calif. and later to El Centro and Oxnard, north of Los Angeles.
Davis had a coaching record of 197-114, had one state championship team, and was inducted into the Ventura County Sports Hall of Fame.