Ernie davis of syracuse university, 1959, against boston university (the associated press. Ernie davis was an amazing inspiration and mentor to young and old, crossing all racial boundaries he was the first african american to ever win the heisman trophy, and the first nfl player to ever have their number retired before they ever played a professional game. Ernie davis passed away in jacksonville, florida the obituary was featured in florida times-union on february 15, 2008. View ernie davis' profile on linkedin, the world's largest professional community ernie has 13 jobs listed on their profile see the complete profile on linkedin and discover ernie's.
Ernie davis was one of college football's greatest and most influential players davis helped lead syracuse university to a national championship in 1959 and in 1961 became the first black player to win the heisman trophy, awarded to college football's best player. View ernie davis' career, season and game-by-game football stats while attending camarillo high school. The express was one of the best sports movies i have seen it tells the story of ernie davis, who was the first african american to win the heisman trophy and his relationship with his coach, ben schwarzwalder.
Ernie davis was an inspiration i want to compliment dave joseph on a great ernie davis article as a korean war veteran, i returned home and enrolled under the gi bill at syracuse university. Ernie davis became the first african-american to win the heisman trophy before his life was tragically cut short by leukemia at the age of 23 a three-time all-american halfback and 1961 heisman. Ernie davis academy is a public school located in elmira, ny it has 886 students in grades 8-9 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1 according to state test scores, 26% of students are at least proficient in math and 87% in reading about ernie davis academy. Ernie davis news find breaking news, commentary, and archival information about ernie davis from the tribunedigital-thecourant. Home page for ernest davis department of computer science, courant institute of mathematical sciences, new york university contact email:email is best phone: (212) 998-3123.
Also see davis was special player, person: wednesday, november 19, 2003 more info on ernie davis by bob carter and fred w kiger special to espncom. Ernie davis' high school sports timeline maxpreps has events and updates about ernie davis while he was playing football at wekiva high school dating as far back as 2011. 1960 cotten bowl-ernie davis this feature is not available right now please try again later.
Find great deals on ebay for ernie davis in football cards shop with confidence. This page was last edited on 9 october 2018, at 10:00 all structured data from the main, property and lexeme namespaces is available under the creative commons cc0 license text in the other namespaces is available under the creative commons attribution-sharealike license additional terms may apply. The ernie davis statue recently relocated to the ernie davis academy at 933 hoffman street here, the ernie davis plaza is built exactly 44 feet back from the street and the new pedestal it stands on is exactly 44 square and 44 tall.
Ernest ernie davis 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. The express (also known as the express: the ernie davis story) is a 2008 american sports film produced by john davis and directed by gary flederthe storyline was conceived from a screenplay written by charles leavitt from a book titled ernie davis: the elmira express, authored by robert c gallagher.
In 2008 the movie express, based on ernie davis' life, was released although some question the authenticity of the events portrayed in the movie, it is an exceptional movie. Syracuse university - ernie davis hall project description the new student housing at 619 comstock avenue is the first residential project at syracuse university in over thirty years. Ernie davis' only real nfl footnote was that, as part of a trade between washington and cleveland in 1962, he became the first black player drafted first overall. Ernie davis - stats, game logs, splits, and much more.