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This Day in Georgia History

July 24, 1998

Terrell Davis Highest Paid Running Back

Former University of Georgia running back Terrell Davis confirmed that he had just signed a nine-year contract with the NFL Denver Broncos totaling $56.1 million - making him the highest paid running back in the National Football League at that time. Davis, a sixth-round draft choice of the Broncos in 1995, still had three years remaining on his earlier contract, but the Broncos had agreed to renegotiate if he had consecutive 1,500-yard seasons. Davis rushed for 1538 and 1,750 yards in the 1996 and 1997 seasons, followed by being named MVP of the 1998 Super Bowl.