Ernie Davis - The first African-American athlete to win the Heisman Trophy - From Elmira, NY

Ernie Davis - The first African-American athlete to win the Heisman Trophy - From Elmira, NY

Ernie Davis was awarded the Heisman Trophy (November 28, 1961) Becoming the1st African American winner. As documented in the movie THE EXPRESS, Mr Davis was #1 draft pick w/Cleveland Browns (after a trade with the Washington Redskins because he refused to play for a known Racist Owner). He & Jim Brown were to form the most dominant backfield in NFL History. It never happend because of his diagnosis with leukemia (during 1962 College All-Star Game). Davis never played an NFL game & passed…

Ernie Davis was awarded the Heisman Trophy (November 28, 1961) Becoming the1st African American winner. As documented in the movie THE EXPRESS, Mr Davis was #1 draft pick w/Cleveland Browns (after a trade with the Washington Redskins because he refused to play for a known Racist Owner). He & Jim Brown were to form the most dominant backfield in NFL History. It never happend because of his diagnosis with leukemia (during 1962 College All-Star Game). Davis never played an NFL game & passed…

Now that's a hefty trophy! Ernie Davis of Syracuse University holds the Heisman Memorial Trophy at a dinner at the Downtown Athletic club in New York. The 1961 Heisman trophy winner from was the first African American to be awarded honor.

Now that's a hefty trophy! Ernie Davis of Syracuse University holds the Heisman Memorial Trophy at a dinner at the Downtown Athletic club in New York. The 1961 Heisman trophy winner from was the first African American to be awarded honor.

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Syracuse University will break ground Tuesday on a mini outdoor shrine featuring statues of Jim Brown, Ernie Davis and Floyd Little.

Syracuse University will break ground Tuesday on a mini outdoor shrine featuring statues of Jim Brown, Ernie Davis and Floyd Little.

Ernie Davis became the 1st African-American to win college football’s most prestigious award, the Heisman Trophy. Ernest “Ernie” Davis was a football running back and the 1st African-American athlete to win the Heisman Trophy. Wearing number 44, Davis competed collegiately for Syracuse University be...Ernie Davis became the 1st African-American to win college football’s most prestigious award, the Heisman Trophy. Ernest “Ernie” Davis was a football running back and the 1st African-American…

Ernie Davis became the 1st African-American to win college football’s most prestigious award, the Heisman Trophy. Ernest “Ernie” Davis was a football running back and the 1st African-American athlete to win the Heisman Trophy. Wearing number 44, Davis competed collegiately for Syracuse University be...Ernie Davis became the 1st African-American to win college football’s most prestigious award, the Heisman Trophy. Ernest “Ernie” Davis was a football running back and the 1st African-American…

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