|Ernie Davis who led Syracuse to the national title in 1959 and was the first black Heisman trophy winner in history was enshrined Saturday. The statue which was un-veiled has Ernie rocking some Nike’s and a modern day helmet, now the helmet is one issue but another is this. Nike wasn’t even formed when Davis played in college during his tenure. The sculptor said he was given details and football gear that would be true to the the legendary figure.
Controversy has stirred up and some are calling to have the shoes removed and to make the image of the statue more accurate. Check the pictures, what do you guys think?
Ernie Davis Statue
Ernie Davis Statue with modern day helmet and Nike cleats