"These are the Daves I Know I Know, These are the Dave I Know":  Famous Athletes named Dave/David

"These are the Daves I Know I Know, These are the Dave I Know": Famous Athletes named Dave/David

As someone born in the late 1960s, I can attest to the fact that the name Dave/David was quite popular back then. It is far less common now but there have been many famous athletes named Dave/David. The Kids in the Hall were a Canadian Comedy group who had a hit joke song called 'These are the Daves I Know'. Which Daves do YOU know?

What Toronto Maple Leaf legend played 15 seasons with the team?

What New York Yankees and New York Mets pitcher won a World Series with Toronto?

What is former NHL player David Manson best known for?

What New York Yankees relief ace once threw a no hitter as a starter on the 4th of July?

Which current NFL quarterback has an older brother who also played QB in the NFL?

What Cincinnati Red was the shortstop on the 'Big Red Machine' team on the 1970s?

What Pittsburgh Pirate and late 1970s World Series Champion slugger was nicknamed 'The Cobra'?

What NBA Hall of Fame Center played his college ball at Navy?

What Raiders Hall of Fame Tight End named Dave also played for the Houston Oilers?

What famous David saved 110 games over 3 seasons in MLB from 2014 to 2016?

What Red Sox slugger was nicknamed 'Big Papi'?

What NHL forward was on the famed 'Triple Crown Line' in Los Angeles?

What NHL forward, who played mainly with Buffalo and Toronto, scored 640 career goals?

What NBA player and future Hall of Fame scored 73 points in a game in 1978?

What Tampa Bay Rays pitcher once won the Cy Young Award going 20-5 for them in a season?

What famous Dave won 2 NBA championships with the New York Knicks in the early 1970s?

What former Detroit Pistons guard was named one of the top 50 NBA players of all time in 1996?

What former MLB outfielder was once married to Halle Berry?

Which Spice Girl did soccer star David Beckham marry?

What pitcher threw a perfect game for the New York Yankees in May of 1998?

What legendary NHL goalie had a brother named Dave who was also a goalie in the NHL?

Who played center for the Oakland Raiders for many years and won 2 Super Bowls?

What NHL enforcer was a member of the mid 1970s Philadelphia Stanley Cup teams?

What MLB outfielder played for the Yankees and Padres but won a World Series with Toronto?

What Oakland As outfielder hit 24 home runs and had 94 RBIs for the Oakland As in 1994?

What team did quarterback David Archer play for?

What MLB slugger was just as well known for his strikeouts as his home runs?

What Boston Celtics forward won two titles with this team in the 1970s?

What former CFL quarterback is now the coach of the same team that he played for?

What L.A. Dodgers 2nd baseman was a World Series champ in 1981?

"These are the Daves I Know I Know, These are the Dave I Know": Famous Athletes named Dave/David

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Dave Morrissey

Dave is an accomplished economics instructor with over two decades of experience in the prestigious International Baccalaureate program. His students have consistently ranked in the top 10% annually, and one year they achieved the highest overall class average in the world. This outstanding achievement led a UK publisher to request that he write a textbook, an offer he declined in favor of creating sports quizzes, which he found more engaging.

In addition to his teaching career, Dave is also a former high school football coach, having won a couple of local championships. While he wishes he had won more, he continues to be deeply involved in football as a scout, recruiter, and social media creator for a university football team.

Dave's passions extend beyond the classroom and football field. He is an avid fan of live music and international travel, often combining these interests. He has traveled to Spain, England, Iceland, and Chile to see bands perform. His greatest pride and joy is his daughter, who has recently excelled in powerlifting. In just a few years, she has become the Canadian record holder for the bench press in her weight class and finished second overall in the combined national event (bench, deadlift, and squat) in Moose Jaw in March 2024. She will be representing Canada at the World Bench Competition in Austin, Texas, in May 2024.

A die-hard fan of the Las Vegas Raiders, Dave has experienced his share of sports heartache, having seen them play in seven NFL cities with six losses. His all-time favorite athlete is Don Mattingly, reflecting his deep love for sports that spans many arenas.