As moviegoers await the opening of The Express — a film featuring the heroic story of Ernie Davis — in movie theaters on Friday, Sam Adams of the Rocky Mountain News recalls the lineage of players who wore the No. 44 at Syracuse.
“The thing that came to mind is, I promised (Davis) I’d go to Syracuse,” Little told the Rocky Mountain News. “I could not break my promise — whether I was 100 percent sure, 50 percent sure, 75 percent. I told Ernie I would go. I called the coach (Ben Schwartzwalder) that day and said, ‘I’m coming to Syracuse.’ That’s the only thing I said. I hung up the phone.” Full story