Ernie Davis followed in Jim Brown's footsteps at Syracuse and did him proud.
pin 38
heart 8
Number 44 Ernie Davis, the first African American to win the Heisman Trophy.
pin 57
heart 7
speech 1
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…

pin 39
heart 5
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

pin 33
heart 5
speech 4
The Syracuse Orange have created some swaggerish No. 44 gloves in honor of Jim Brown, Ernie Davis and Floyd Little for the 2013 season.

The Syracuse Orange have created some swaggerish No. 44 gloves in honor of Jim Brown, Ernie Davis and Floyd Little for the 2013 season.

pin 2
heart 1
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.

pin 1
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.

pin 3
ERNIE DAVIS DEATH + GORDON COOPER MAY 18 1963 NEWSPAPER - 1963, Cooper, Davis, DEATH, Ernie, Gordon, Newspaper

ERNIE DAVIS DEATH + GORDON COOPER MAY 18 1963 NEWSPAPER - 1963, Cooper, Davis, DEATH, Ernie, Gordon, Newspaper

pin 1
Pinterest • The world’s catalogue of ideas
Search