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Ernie Davis - Football Phenom From Syracuse

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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 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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Deaths Today In Sports History: 1963 - Ernest "Ernie" Davis was an American football running back and the first African-American athlete to win the Heisman Trophy. Davis was diagnosed with acute monocytic leukemia and began receiving medical treatment. The disease was incurable and he died in Cleveland Lakeside Hospital. keepinitrealsports.tumblr.com keepinitrealsports.wordpress.com

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EATTLE - #63 FLEER Tradition 2002 Career similar to Alex Karras, Jason Taylor, Henry Jordan*, Deacon Jones*, Willie Davis*, Warren Sapp*, Buck Buchanan*, Dan Hampton*, Ernie Stautner*, Steve McMichael