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Original Patriot Jack Davis dies at 80

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP)

Former Patriots offensive guard Jack Davis has died at the age of 80.

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Davis, an original member of the team when it was formed in 1960 as the Boston Patriots of the American Football League, died on Jan. 1 in Palm Harbor, Fla., the club announced Friday.

He played one pro season, appearing in 14 games for the Patriots. The name of the team was changed to the New England Patriots in 1971 when it moved to the suburb of Foxborough.

Davis played college ball at Maryland and was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the 15th round in 1958.

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