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Ernie Davis

Born: 14-Dec-1939
Birthplace: New Salem, PA
Died: 18-May-1963
Location of death: Cleveland, OH [1]
Cause of death: Cancer - Leukemia
Remains: Buried, Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Occupation: Football

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Winner, 1961 Heisman Trophy

First African-American to be awarded the Heisman Trophy.


[1] Cleveland Lakeside Hospital, Cleveland, OH.

Mother: Avis Marie Davis Fleming (d. 6-May-2008 after a fall)

    High School: Elmira Free Academy, Elmira, NY
    University:
Syracuse University

    Heisman Trophy 1961
    College Football Hall of Fame 1979



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