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Ernie Davis

Born: Dec. 14, 1939
Football

star running back at Syracuse University; first black player to win the Heisman Trophy in 1961; drafted by the Washington Redskins and traded to Cleveland but died the following year of leukemia before playing a pro game.

Died: May 18, 1963

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