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November 28, 2013
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FIRST BLACK MAN TO WIN THE HEISMAN TROPY

  In 1961, Ernie Davis of Syracuse University became the first African-American football player to be named winner of the Heisman Trophy.   The Heisman Trophy is handed out annually to the r to the most outstanding player.   Davis played for Syracus University before being drafted by the Washington Redskins. Unfortunately he never played a professional game he was diagnosed with leukemia in 1962.     Davis triumphant story has been turner into bio film called ‘The Express’ and a non-fiction book called ‘Ernie Davis: The Elmira Express, by Robert C. Gallagher. Source: Yahoo.com

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