Elmira in Chemung County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
— 1961 Heisman Trophy Winner —
A football player…a student
a friend…a hero
He lived with integrity
and died with courage.
This statue given by his admirer
as an inspiration to the youth of tomorrow.
In memory of a life
full of determination and honor.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. A significant historical year for this entry is 1961.
Location. 42° 5.824′ N, 76° 48.25′ W. Marker is in Elmira, New York, in Chemung County. Marker is at the intersection of Lake Street and William Street, on the left when traveling south on Lake Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 610 Lake Street, Elmira NY 14901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A.M.E. Zion Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pratt House (approx. ¼ mile away); Ross Gilmore Marvin (approx. 0.4 miles away); Elmira Gateway (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. Patricks Apartments (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gillett Memorial Hall 1776-1796 (approx. half a mile away); 107th New York Volunteers (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elmira.
Also see . . .
1. Ernie Davis. Ernest "Ernie" Davis (December 14, 1939 – May 18, 1963) was an American football halfback and the first African-American athlete to win the Heisman Trophy. Davis played college football for Syracuse University before being drafted by the Washington Redskins of the National Football League, then almost immediately traded to the Cleveland Browns in December 1961. However, he never played a professional game, as he was diagnosed with leukemia in 1962 and died at the age of 23 years. (Submitted on November 4, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. Heisman Trophy. The Heisman Memorial Trophy Award (usually known colloquially as the Heisman Trophy or The Heisman), is awarded annually to the most outstanding player in college football in the United States whose performance best exhibits the pursuit of excellence with integrity. Winners epitomize great ability combined with diligence, perseverance, and hard work. It is presented by the Heisman Trophy Trust in early (Submitted on November 4, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
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