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

Ernie Davis Heisman Trophy - Ernie Davis is best known for being one of the greatest football players in college football history and the first black person to win the Heisman trophy.

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Ernie Davis:age 23 December 1939 – May 1963 First African-American to Win the Heisman Trophy

equipment custodian yosh kawano left in 1956. cubs players ernie banks, warren hacker, jim davis and bob rush. (ed feeney, chicago tribune)

equipment custodian yosh kawano left in 1956. cubs players ernie banks, warren hacker, jim davis and bob rush. (ed feeney, chicago tribune)

Ernie Davis

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.

A Tribute to Ernie Davis - Syracuse Football - YouTube

A Tribute to Ernie Davis - Syracuse Football - YouTube

Ernie Davis - Syracuse (1961), first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy. He was the first pick in the NFL draft by the Washington Redskins, but Redskins owner, George Preston Marshall, was a notorious racist and traded him to the Cleveland Browns. Sadly, he contracted leukemia and never played a single down for the Browns. He died in 1963.

Ernie Davis - Syracuse first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy. Sadly, he contracted leukemia and never played a single down for the Browns

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 African-American to win college football’s most prestigious award, the Heisman Trophy. Ernest “Ernie” Davis was a football.

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