Packers’ Davis earns master’s degree

Among those receiving master’s degrees at UW-Green Bay spring commencement Saturday was Robert Emmitt Davis. In a previous life he was better known as No. 60, long snapper and special teams star “Rob” Davis, who played 11 seasons with the Green Bay Packers including Super Bowl XXXII and retired in 2008. Davis earned a bachelor’s in criminal justice from Shippensburg (Pa.) University in 1992. He studied Education at UW-Green Bay and on Saturday received his master’s in Applied Leadership for Teaching and Learning. The topic of his thesis was “At Risk? A Program for Learners at the Middle and Secondary Levels.” Davis joined the Packers front office after his playing career ended, and today works in the football operations division under General Manager Ted Thompson, holding the title of director of player development. In that role, Davis oversees the Packers’ wide range of programs designed to meet the needs of players and their families. He also works to get players prepared for life after football, mentoring and helping them to seek educational and vocational opportunities.