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Number 44 Ernie Davis, the first African American to win the Heisman Trophy.

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Ernie Davis - Football Phenom From Syracuse

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

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1962 TOPPS FOOTBALL #36 ERNIE DAVIS ROOKIE BROWNS PSA 7 NICE!

Remember Ernie Davis, the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy before his life was tragically cut short by leukemia, on Biography.com.

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…

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