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Ernie Davis / Football Player

Ernie Davis became the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy in 1961. The Cleveland Browns owner Art Modell planned to pair Davis with Jim Brown in the team’s backfield.  Davis never played a game for the Browns, as his life was tragically cut short because of leukemia.  Davis was posthumously inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1979.


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