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Overview

Ernie Davis

Date of birth
Dec 14, 1939

Date of death
May 18, 1963 (age 23)

Ht: 6'2" Wt: 212 lbs.

Birthplace
New Salem, PA

Hometown
Elmira, NY

College
Syracuse University

High school
Elmira Free Academy

Summary
Ernest Davis (December 14, 1939 - May 18, 1963) was an American football running back and the first African-American athlete to win the Heisman Trophy. Wearing number 44, Davis competed collegiately for Syracuse University before being drafted by the Washington Redskins, then almost immediately traded to the Cleveland Browns in December 1961. However, he would never play a professional game...
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Awards

Heisman Trophy
NCAA D-I FBS

1961

NCAA D-I FBS Champion (AP)
Syracuse Orange Football
1959

NCAA D-I FBS Champion (USA Today Coach's Poll)
Syracuse Orange Football
1959

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ERNIE DAVIS     SYRACUSE     1959 - 1961
ERNIE DAVIS SYRACUSE 1959 - 1961
by F2HBANSHEE Sep 07, 2012
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ERNIE  DAVIS     SYRACUSE     1959 - 1961
ERNIE DAVIS SYRACUSE 1959 - 1961
SYRACUSE HALFBACK ERNIE DAVIS (44) MEETING PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY AT THE 1961 HEISMAN AWARD PRESENTATION -
by F2HBANSHEE May 06, 2012
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1962 2 3 Program signed by E Davis J Brown N Rockefeller.jpg
1962 2 3 Program signed by E Davis J Brown N Rockefeller.jpg
This is my program from the February 3, 1962 dinner "Elmira Salutes Ernie Davis" that my Father took me to as a soon-to-be 14 year old. Having followed both his football and basketball career at Elmira Free Academy, I was also blessed to have gone...
by rowood19 Apr 10, 2012
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ODU To Play Delaware In 2012 Oyster Bowl
NORFOLK- The Oyster Bowl, which returned to Foreman Field at SB Ballard Stadium this past fall after a 15-year absence, will remain part of the Old Dominion University home football schedule for the next five years, as announced today by Athletic Director Dr....
Old Dominion University Athletics Department, Jan 31, 2012
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Updated personal notes for Ernie Davis
Edited the personal notes for Ernie Davis.
  • Added nicknames: "" ELMIRA EXPRESS ""
by F2HBANSHEE Dec 11, 2011
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Throwback Thursday: Curtis McClinton
Curtis McClinton is one of the most decorated athletes to have played at KU. A star fullback from Wichita, Kan., McClinton rushed for 1,337 yards during his three year career with the Jayhawks before being drafted by the AFL's Dallas Texans, who eventually...
University of Kansas Athletics Department, Oct 06, 2011
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Ernie Davis
Ernie Davis
by thesemers Sep 12, 2011
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Ernie Davis '61
Ernie Davis '61
by tm50 May 22, 2011
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Ernie Davis - Syracuse U
Ernie Davis - Syracuse U
by tm50 May 15, 2011
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RB Ernie Davis of Syracuse_1959-1961.jpg
RB Ernie Davis of Syracuse_1959-1961.jpg
by Rt 53 veer pass Apr 15, 2011
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The Oyster Bowl is Back!
NORFOLK, Va. - The Oyster Bowl, an annual college football game in Hampton Roads for 61 years, will return to Old Dominion University's Foreman Field at S.B. Ballard Stadium as a featured game on the Monarchs 2011 football schedule, as announced today by...
Old Dominion University Athletics Department, Apr 23, 2011
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Ernie Davis 1960
Ernie Davis 1960
by tm50 Mar 22, 2011
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Ernie Davis - Syracuse
Ernie Davis - Syracuse
by tm50 Mar 17, 2011
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