|Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets|
|College||Georgia Tech (1907–1909)|
|High school||American University|
June 12, 1882|
August 16, 1947 (aged 65)|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg)|
|Career highlights and awards|
John Ryland "Twenty Percent" Davis (June 12, 1882 – August 16, 1947) was a college football player. Davis was known as "Twenty percent" because he was considered twenty percent of the team's worth.
Davis was a tackle and halfback for John Heisman's Georgia Tech Golden Tornado of the Georgia Institute of Technology. He was inducted into the Tech Athletic Hall of Fame in 1958. The large Davis carried the bass drum on his back in a parade through Griffin, Georgia for the Georgia Tech Glee Club.
Davis was selected All-Southern in 1908. Vanderbilt coach Dan McGugin wrote, "He has one glaring fault—a tendency to tackle around the eyebrows. Otherwise he is a splendid foot ball man. He weighs two hundred pounds, is never hurt, never fumbles, bucks a line hard and furnishes excellent interference. He was the strength and stay of Tech."
He was captain of the 1909 team.
- Triumph Books. Echoes of Georgia Football: The Greatest Stories Ever Told. p. 35.
- "Georgia Tech Athletics Hall of Fame".
- "Tech Hall of Fame" (PDF). p. 253.
- "The Glue Club".
- Spalding's Football Guide. 1909. p. 75.
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