The Express

The Express

The Ernie Davis Story

Downloadable Audiobook - 2008
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Ernie Davis was an All-American on the football gridiron and a man of integrity off the field. A multi-sport high school star in Elmira, New York, Davis went on to Syracuse University, where as a sophomore he led his team to an undefeated season and a national championship in 1959 and earned his nickname: the Elmira Express. Two seasons later, he became the first black athlete to be awarded the Heisman Trophy. But Davis never ended up playing in the NFL; he was diagnosed with leukemia during the summer before his rookie season and succumbed to the disease less than a year later. In battling his illness, Davis showed great dignity and courage, inspired the nation, and moved President John F. Kennedy to eulogize him as "an outstanding man of great character who consistently served as an inspiration."
Publisher: [Old Saybrook, Conn.] : Tantor Media, 2008
Branch Call Number: Overdrive eAudiobook
Additional Contributors: Boehmer, Paul - Narrator
Tantor Media
Alternative Title: Ernie Davis story

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