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Topic: Who in 1961 earned Heisman & 1st African-American FB Player to win it?
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Who in 1961 earned Heisman & 1st African-American FB Player to win it?

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Posted: Oct 8, 2019 3:20 PM
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Hint: Played at Syracuse.










Ernie Davis

Sadly he died about 2 years later at age 24 of leukemia.

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That would be Ernie Davis...

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Posted: Oct 8, 2019 3:23 PM
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If you haven't had the opportunity, I recommend watching "The Express: The Ernie Davis Story".

Awesome movie.




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Posted: Oct 8, 2019 3:30 PM
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I agree totally great movie

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Posted: Oct 8, 2019 3:31 PM
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Posted: Oct 8, 2019 3:33 PM
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Their field is named after him.

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Re: Who in 1961 earned Heisman & was also 1st African-American FB Player?

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Posted: Oct 8, 2019 3:51 PM
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Saw his statue outside the Stadium but guess who doesn't have a statue by the stadium?

Jim Brown

I was told because he didn't win Heisman and Davis did

Ridiculous

and then they said there is a statue of Jim Brown by their practice field, lol

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Re: Who in 1961 earned Heisman & was also 1st African-American FB Player?

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Posted: Oct 8, 2019 6:46 PM
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Jim Brown was actually a better lacrosse player than football player, but there was no professional lacrosse at the time


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Posted: Oct 8, 2019 7:50 PM
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LOL! Can you imagine being a lacrosse player and having Jim Brown heading your way, looking for contact?


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Posted: Oct 8, 2019 8:22 PM
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Yes, Jim Brown was a terrific lacrosse player, but to claim that he was a better lacrosse player than a football player is patently absurd.


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Posted: Oct 8, 2019 8:25 PM
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That is what Jim Brown said, so if you have any issues with it, take it up with him

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Posted: Oct 8, 2019 7:47 PM
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44 Plaza where his statue sits is actually a pretty cool way to honor the football 44 legacy at Syracuse. If anything his statue should be at the lacrosse field.
As great as he was at football Jim Brown is still considered by many to be the greatest American Lacrosse player of all time.


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Posted: Oct 8, 2019 6:12 PM
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Do you mean first at Syracuse?

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Posted: Oct 8, 2019 8:17 PM
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Jim Brown played at Syracuse before Ernie Davis so, no, Ernie Davis was not the first AA FB player at Syracuse .


'Cuse Highlights of and Tribute to Ernie . . .

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Posted: Oct 8, 2019 7:09 PM
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https://youtu.be/R9yZ-54EY60




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I don't think he was the 1st African-American football player!

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Posted: Oct 8, 2019 7:32 PM
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