‘Express’ showcases supreme athlete

Inspirational sports movies are a dime a dozen, but only a handful are as well-crafted and memorable as “The Express.”

The film, directed by Gary Fleder, relates the life story of Ernie Davis, the first black football player to win the Heisman trophy. Although Davis was one of the finest college athletes to carry a pigskin, he isn’t widely known because he died of leukemia before he could start a professional career.

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