Sep 02, 2008 a multisport high school star in elmira, new york, davis went on to syracuse university, where as a sophomore he led his team to an undefeated season and a national championship in 1959, and earned his nickname, the elmira express. Rankings for middle school, high school, and college athletes. The elmira express it is here for all of us to savor. Gallaghers definitive biography is a story of outstanding athletic achievement and greatness. And it is a tale of unusual courage in facing a grave illness. Ernie was also the first african american to be the number one draft. Then as the number one pick in the nfl draft, he signed a record contract with the clevland browns and professional stardom seemed inevitable. This year shouldnt be considered a sequel for the elmira express football program.
I ordered the express paperback as a christmas gift. Good faith efforts are being made to ensure that our website complies with web accessibility standards. Get the latest elmira high school football news, rankings, schedules, stats, scores, results, athletes info, and more at. Gallagher, gives great detail about the courageous athlete from elmira, ny. Elmira express elmira express football corning, new york. Gallagher and floyd little overview here, in this special anniversary edition, is the original, enduring story of ernie davis as told by those who were closest to him. Gallagher, helped keep davis memory alive by exposing new generations of. I loved the movie based on the true life of ernie davis so i knew i would love the book as well. This blog is dedicated to the life and legend of ernie davis. Overcoming adversity is something he had been doing since the time he was born in 1939 in his hometown of new salem, pennsylvania. Boys varsity football elmira high school elmira, new.
Better known as the elmira express, ernie was the first black heisman trophy winner back in 1961 for syracuse university. The elmira express, ernie davis stmu history media. Ernie davis gravesite the express, statue, elmira express. The storyline was conceived from a screenplay written by charles leavitt from a book titled ernie davis. Gallagher which was originally published on june 1st, 1999. Ernest ernie davis elmira, ny grave of a famous person. Elmiras dan fedor wins ernie davis award, three share. A brand new start for elmira express football team usa.
There are some lines that are a bit overhanded, but the actors deliver them with much gusto. Read for the record is annual event that gives us the opportunity to partner up our littles with the big kids. Houghton college date site score alltime streak 031415 a l, 720 01 l1 041015 a l, 515 02 l2 2 2 3 3 3. Jul 20, 2017 the elmira express youth football camp wrapped up july 20 at ernie davis academy. He was an all american football player who attended the high school elmira free academy which is now named after davis now ernie davis academy in elmira, ny at this high school davis was an all american meaning he was at the top of his football and basketball class. Davis became the first black athlete to be awarded the college footballs most prestigious award, the heisman trophy. The 2008 universal pictures film the express, based on the nonfiction book ernie davis. The basis for the universal pictures film the express, robert c. Ernie davis is remembered as one of the most dynamic running backs in ncaa football history. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our.
Watch elmira express football elmira express highlights and check out their schedule and roster on hudl. Gallaghers book illustrates the great affection for ernie davis as more than 10,000 mourners filed by his coffin as it lay in state in elmira, ny. Davis, a star football player at elmira free academy and syracuse university, died of leukemia in 1963 at the age of 23. It was the first time it was presented to a black man.
Elmira college baseball record book updated june 30, 2018. These fine young role models read the book quackers to the kindergarten classes the boys did a wonderful job and should be commended for being great role models and for giving back to their community. Apr 14, 2019 the 2008 universal pictures film the express, based on the nonfiction book ernie davis. Boxscore for mens ice hockey at manhattanville on january 31, 2020 at 7 p. Sep 08, 2019 ernest davis december 14, 1939 may 18, 1963 was an american football player, a halfback who won the heisman trophy in 1961 and was its first africanamerican recipient. The record book shows davis, a sophomore, had a breakout game in 1959 against the mountaineers, rushing for 141 yards.
How the express fumbled real ernie davis story syracuse. Elmira express elmira express football corning, new. Gallagher, began production in april 2007 and was released on october 10, 2008. Compare yourself against athletes in your district, your state, or the nation. Live video for mens basketball vs utica on february 1, 2020 at 2 p. Since posting records of 36 and 55 in its first two seasons following the mergers of erie bell rivals southside and elmira free academy, express varsity football has a 5014 record over the last. Elmira express football march 6 reminder any student at the high school interested in playing football, coach mccauley will be having a meeting today in the high school auditorium. Sep 28, 2015 as a sophomore, davis, nicknamed the elmira express, led the 1959 syracuse team to a national championship with an 110 wonloss record. My book was the express by robert gallagher was an autobiography about the short but amazing life of ernie davis. As a sophomore, davis, nicknamed the elmira express, led the 1959 syracuse team to a national championship with an 110 wonloss record. Ernie davis life story is chronicled in a novel called ernie davis.
This morning, members of the express varsity football team, took part in the read for the record program at fassett school. Website accessibility statement the elmira city school district is committed to providing a website that is accessible to all members of our community. He was voted the most valuable player in the 1960 cotton bowl game. Its more of a reboot, with a different director and some new characters stepping into key roles. That same season, elmira stargazette sports writer al mallette coined the nickname for davis, the elmira express.
Most of all, it is the account of a remarkable young man who inspired all who knew him. Ernie davis football players, facts, life ernie davis. Universal pictures made a film the express on the same book which began production on april, 2007 and was released on october 10th, 2008. Read for the record brings together millions of adults and children around the world each year to read the same book on the same day in order to raise awareness about the critical importance of early literacy. Watch elmira high school boys varsity football highlights and check out their schedule and roster on hudl.
I would recommend this book to any football fan or player who is unfamiliar with the story of the elmira express. Based on the book by robert gallagher called the elmira express the elmira in the title comes from davis hometown, elmira, ny with a script written by charles leavitt, i liked that the topic of racism did not consume the film. He excelled at football at he attended elmira free academy and accepted a scholarship attend and play halfback for syracuse university. Nicknamed the elmira express after his hometown of elmira, ny, ernie led syracuse university to countless victories and was the first african american to receive the prestigious heisman trophy. Live video for womens ice hockey at neumann on february 1, 2020 at 2 p. Live stats for mens basketball vs utica on february 1, 2020 at 2 p. The elmira express youth football camp wrapped up july 20 at ernie davis academy. Ernie was a shining star in many respects, both on and off the field. The story of a heisman trophy winner was written by robert c. Presents the life and career of the legendary football star who broke jim browns rushing records and became the first black athlete to win the heisman trophy, highlighting his athletic career and his battle with the leukemia that would take his life. In 1961, he was awarded the heisman trophy, signifying the best college football player of the year. A multisport high school star in elmira, new york, davis went on to syracuse university, where as a sophomore he led his team to an undefeated season and a national championship. Elmira college athletics official athletics website.500 1170 303 1070 612 126 16 1288 1151 522 819 1343 1106 639 1532 359 174 43 217 127 717 1196 383 974 1625 1607 251 1172 872 810 754 267 17 208 1250 1482 1409 1014 259 556 1304