The Express | 2008

Drama, Adaptation
Based on the life of college football superstar Ernie Davis, who, in 1961, became the first black man to win the Heisman trophy. He went first in the NFL draft, but didn't play after being diagnosed with ...more

Cast

... Ben Schwartzwalder

Actor

... Ernie Davis

Actor

... Dave Sarette

Actor

... Groundskeeper

Actor

... Jim Brown

Actor

... Willie "Pops" Davis

Actor

... Bob Lundy

Actor

... Marie Davis

Actor

... Roger "Hound Dog" Davis

Actor

... Jack Buckley

Actor

... Robert Field

Actor

... Marty Harrigan

Actor

Company

1 Studios, Santa Barbara

Production Company

Buena Vista Negative Cutting

Production Company

CIS Hollywood

Production Company

Davis Entertainment

Production Company

Production Company

Synopsis

The true story of Ernie Davis, two-time All-American running back for Syracuse University who led his team to the national championship in 1960. In 1961, he became the first black man to win the Heisman Trophy. Later that year, he was the first pick in the NFL draft. But Davis never got the chance to play professional football, he was diagnosed with leukemia during the summer of 1962 and died nearly a year later.

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