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May 18, 2008

Ernie Davis : Heisman Trophy

Ernie Davis (December 14, 1939 - May 18, 1963) was an American Football player who became the first African-American 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, the running back would never play a professional game after developing leukemia in 1962. Source

1 comment:

Yoli said...

It is so sad that he developed Leukemia.


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