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…

Nicole Beharie is an American actress. She is known for her roles in American Violet, the critically acclaimed drama Shame, and 42. She made her feature film debut in the 2008 film American Violet. She also appeared in Express, a movie about Syracuse running back Ernie Davis. What ma...

The 30 Hottest Nicole Beharie Photos

Nicole Beharie is an American actress. She is known for her roles in American Violet, the critically acclaimed drama Shame, and 42. She made her feature film debut in the 2008 film American Violet. She also appeared in Express, a movie about Syracuse running back Ernie Davis. What ma...

Nicole Beharie is an American actress. She is known for her roles in American Violet, the critically acclaimed drama Shame, and 42. She made her feature film debut in the 2008 film American Violet. She also appeared in Express, a movie about Syracuse running back Ernie Davis. What ma...

The 30 Hottest Nicole Beharie Photos

Nicole Beharie is an American actress. She is known for her roles in American Violet, the critically acclaimed drama Shame, and 42. She made her feature film debut in the 2008 film American Violet. She also appeared in Express, a movie about Syracuse running back Ernie Davis. What ma...

Nicole Beharie is an American actress. She is known for her roles in American Violet, the critically acclaimed drama Shame, and 42. She made her feature film debut in the 2008 film American Violet. She also appeared in Express, a movie about Syracuse running back Ernie Davis. What ma...

The 30 Hottest Nicole Beharie Photos

Nicole Beharie is an American actress. She is known for her roles in American Violet, the critically acclaimed drama Shame, and 42. She made her feature film debut in the 2008 film American Violet. She also appeared in Express, a movie about Syracuse running back Ernie Davis. What ma...

Ernie Davis followed in Jim Brown's footsteps at Syracuse and did him proud.

Ernie Davis - Football Phenom From Syracuse

Ernie Davis followed in Jim Brown's footsteps at Syracuse and did him proud.

Ernie Davis first came to national prominence as a star football player at Syracuse University. He led his team to the NCAA championship in 1961, and became the first African-American to be awarded the Heisman trophy, before playing professional football. In 1962, Davis was the first pick in the NFL draft, and he was the first African-American football player to be chosen first.

Ernie Davis first came to national prominence as a star football player at Syracuse University. He led his team to the NCAA championship in 1961, and became the first African-American to be awarded the Heisman trophy, before playing professional football. In 1962, Davis was the first pick in the NFL draft, and he was the first African-American football player to be chosen first.

1960 Cotton Bowl.  Texas vs. Syracuse with #44 Ernie Davis

1960 Cotton Bowl. Texas vs. Syracuse with #44 Ernie Davis

Ernie Davis with President Kennedy after receiving the Heisman Trophy.

Ernie Davis with President Kennedy after receiving the Heisman Trophy.

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