Ernie Davis Rank
About Ernie Davis
He was an American football player, who is known to have played the halfback position. Ernie Davis was an exceptionally talented sportsman – he became the first ever African-American to win the "Heisman Trophy".
Prior to his break into the limelight, he participated in college football where he played for Syracuse University. In the year 1962, he got picked by the Washington Redskins under the National Football League (NFL) and was immediately traded off to Cleveland Browns. Later in 1962, he was diagnosed of leukemia - an illness which took his life just at the age of 23 without a professional playing record.
He was born to mother, Avis Fleming.
He was installed into the "College Football Hall of Fame" in 1979.
Cleveland Browns’ No. 45 jersey was retired in his memory.
He was awarded the "National champion" in 1959.
He picked up the "Heisman Trophy" in 1961.
He received the "Consensus All-American" in 1960 and 1961.
Ernie Davis Rank
Ernie Davis' Popularity
Ernie Davis was a famous American football player, who was born on December 14, 1939. As a person born on this date, Ernie Davis is listed in our database as the 75th most popular celebrity for the day (December 14) and the 151st most popular for the year (1939).
People born on December 14 fall under the Zodiac sign of Sagittarius, the Archer. Ernie Davis is the 2015th most popular Sagittarius.
Aside from information specific to Ernie Davis' birthday, Ernie Davis is the 14642nd most famous American.
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