Ernie Davis, halfback for Syracuse University

Fun Fact about the Syracuse area …. did you know ….. …. …. that Ernie Davis, halfback for Syracuse University, was the first African-American to be awarded the coveted Heisman Memorial Trophy in 1961. Davis, who wore the legendary #44 for Syracuse University, was born near Pittsburgh, PA and moved to Elmira, NY. Nicknamed the “Elmira Express”, Davis also was …

Syracuse University Homecoming football

Starts: 10/15/2010 Ends: 10/17/2010 Event: Syracuse University Homecoming Weekend Location: Syracuse University, 215 University pl, Syracuse For More Info: 315-443-1870 Starts: 10/16/2010 Ends: 10/16/2010 Event: Syracuse University Football vs. Pittsburgh Location: Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse For More Info: 888-366-3849

Syracuse University and Universal Pictures “The Express”

Based on a true story, “The Express” follows the extraordinary life of college football hero Ernie Davis (Rob Brown), the first African American to win the Heisman Trophy. His fight for equality and respect forever changed the face of American sports, and his story continued to inspire new generations.
Raised in poverty in Pennsylvania coal-mining country, Davis hurdled social and economic obstacles to become one of the greatest running backs in college football history. Under the guidance of legendary Syracuse coach Ben Schwartzwalder (Dennis Quaid), he became a hero who superseded Jim Brown’s achievements and records that stand to this day.