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he had leukemia.
Ernie Davis died on May 18, 1963 at the age of 23.
Ernie Davis did not marry, He died at age 23 of leukemia. Ernie was the first African American man to win the Heisman Trophy and the first to join the prestigious Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity.
Ernie Davis was the first African-American to win the heisman trophy in college He later got leukemia, which was the unfortunate end of his career. When he passed away, President John F. Kennedy gave a speech in his honor.
Browns running back Ernie Davis died of Leukemia in 1962, before ever getting the chance to play in the NFL. However, Ernie Davis wasn't drafted by the Browns, he was originally drafted by the Washington Redskins with the first pick in the first round of the 1962 NFL Draft.
Ernie Davis is not in Madden '08
Ernie Davis is a person, he can't be invented!
Yes. Davis was diagnosed with leukemia in the summer of 1962, prior to training camp as a rookie for the Browns. He never played a game in the NFL.
Ernie Davis was born on December 14, 1939.
The first African American to win the Heisman memorial trophy was Ernie Davis of Syracuse in 1960.
Ernie Davis played college ball at Syracuse University. He was drafted (1962) by the Washington Redskins and subsequently traded to the Cleveland Browns but never played a game in the NFL as he was diagnosed with incurable leukemia prior to his rookie season. He passed away less than a year later.
His name is Ernie Davis - Here is his website www.ErnieDavis.me