Tanard Jackson Knows About Ernie Davis

August 11th, 2008

Bucs free safety Tanard Jackson is a Syracuse University product. He probably knows all about Ernie Davis, arguably one of the greatest running backs in college football history. Davis is a legend at Syracuse the way Bear Bryant is at Alabama, Jack Ham at Penn State or Herschel Walker is at Georgia.

There’s a movie coming out soon about Davis’ life, “The Express.” He went through some hard times playing in the 1950s when Jim Crow laws were still the rule of the land in too many areas of the country. He likely got hosed from winning the Heisman Trophy only due to the color of his skin. A travesty in every sense of the word.

From the trailer of this movie, set to debut this fall, it appears really good. Joe might just break down and go to the theatre to watch it. So long as the Bucs aren’t playing.

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