Davis, Demetrius ‘Truck’ (1967-2013)

ProSet World League 1991, #34

CARD: Pro Set World League 1991
ACQUIRED: EBay, 2022


  • Played college ball at Nevada-Reno and was a talented TE, and big man (6’5″, 235) in basketball.
  • Switched from wingback to tight end, and as a Senior in 1990 caught 33 passes for 539 yards and 7 TDs, earning second team All-Big Sky Honors.
  • Finished career for the Wolfpack with 83 catches for 1296 yards and 13 TDs.
  • 12th round pick of the Los Angeles Raiders, became Mr. Irrelevant, as the last pick of the 1990 NFL Draft.
  • Cut in preseason, but later drafted by the World League Barcelona Dragons in 1991.
  • Finished second on the team in receptions with 34 receptions for 461 yards and 3 TDs.
  • Had monster game, catching 8 passes for 120 yards and 2 TDs, to help beat previously unbeaten London in final week of season.
  • Caught 34 passes for 374 yards in 1992.
  • Returned to World League, and the Dragons in 1995 after league hiatus.
  • Caught 40 passes for 544 yards and 2 TDs that season.
  • Played final season in 1996 with the Dragons, catching a career high 43 passes (376 yards and 2 TDs).
  • At time of retirement, was World League’s all time receptions leader.


  • Vallejo Sports Hall of Fame
  • 1990 Mr. Irrelevant
  • WLAF 1991 Week 10 Player of the Week
  • Barcelona Dragons’ All-Time Career Leading Receiver


A lot of people are looking out for me, and again a special shout out to my friend CFLfaninPhilly for pointing out this auction on EBay to me. I was able to drop in and snipe it out at the last second at a very cheap price. I searched for a very long time for Demetrius, before learning of his passing only a few days after finding a working address. (It was eye opening to discover how many Demetrius Davis’ exist in this world.) As he is covered in all 3 sets, just finding one autographed was a major coup. The seller of the card indicated that he was old and done with collecting and loved going to training camps, through the mail, and spring training, so I figured this one was a low risk/ high reward situation.


Demetrius passed away of a heart attack (enlarged heart) in December of 2012 at the age of 45, following a pickup basketball game.  Truck touched a lot of people’s lives with his positivity, humor, and inspiration. CC Sabathia, (Davis’ cousin) a pitcher for the Yankees, renovated a North Vallejo basketball court at 1601 Fairgrounds Drive and named it after Demetrius.