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Fire kills four family members in basement apartment

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y., Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Four members of one family were killed in a housefire Tuesday in a New York suburb with officials saying they were trapped in a basement apartment.

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Ernie Davis' grave site football found

ELMIRA, N.Y., March 20 (UPI) -- A football, missing from the Elmira, N.Y., grave site of Heisman Trophy winner Ernie Davis, has been located, the cemetery superintendent said Tuesday.

Football swiped from Ernie Davis' grave

ELMIRA, N.Y., March 18 (UPI) -- Officials in upstate New York suspect it was kids who stole the football from the headstone of Heisman Trophy winner Ernie Davis.

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'Chihuahua' still No. 1 in U.S. theaters

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- "Beverly Hills Chihuahua" remained the top dog among U.S. movie theater patrons this weekend, Box Office Mojo said Sunday.

Expert predicts strong 2004 cattle prices

WACO, Texas, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- A Texas expert predicted strong cattle prices in 2004 despite the first U.S. case of mad cow disease, but not the record levels of a year ago.

NFL Draft No. 1 selections

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NFL Draft No. 1 selections

No. 1 choices in NFL Draft history, listing year, player, position, college and the NFL team that held the top pick:
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Heisman Trophy Winners

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Past NFL No. 1 selections

NFL No. 1 draft picks
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Eric Crouch wins Heisman Trophy

NEW YORK, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Eric Crouch, known more as a runner than a passer, emerged from a quartet of quarterbacks Saturday night to win college football's highest individual honor.

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Heisman Trophy winners
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Ernest Davis (December 14, 1939 – May 18, 1963) was an American football running back and the first African-American athlete to win the Heisman Trophy. Wearing number 44, Davis competed collegiately for Syracuse University before being drafted by the Washington Redskins, then almost immediately traded to the Cleveland Browns in December 1961. However, he would never play a professional game after being diagnosed with leukemia in 1962. He is the subject of the 2008 Universal Pictures movie biography The Express, based on the non-fiction book Ernie Davis: The Elmira Express, by Robert C. Gallagher.

Davis was born in New Salem, Pennsylvania, and spent his early life in the Pittsburgh Coalfield, moving to industrial Uniontown, Pennsylvania, both in the metro Pittsburgh area. His parents separated shortly before his father died in an accident, and he was raised by his grandparents until age 12, when he moved with his mother and new stepfather to Elmira, New York. He played in Elmira's Small Fry Football League for the Superior Buicks and was named a Small Fry All-Star in both 1952 and 1953. He played basketball in grade school as well, also being chosen as an All-Star player.

Throughout his high school years at Elmira Free Academy, Davis' talent on the football field became clear. He was named Elmira Player of the Year and high school All-American in both his junior and senior years. He also showed great athletic prowess in varsity basketball and baseball, all while excelling academically.

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