Ernie Davis

Jadyn Lilly

basic facts

  • born December 14, 1939 in New Salem, Pennsylvania
  • died May 18, 1963
  • football player
  • was the first african american to win the heisman trophy
  • played baseball, basketball, and football in high school and earned all american honors in 2 sports
  • also was the first african american to win the heisman
  • did you know that when Ernie Davis was younger he suffered from a serious stuttering problem