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January 5, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Gilad Landau, a former soldier in the Israeli army who is now a sophomore kicker at Grambling, has won the Ernie Davis Award, which honors a player for overcoming adversity. Landau came to the United States as a truck driver, learned to kick and this season helped Grambling win the national Black College Football championship.
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October 6, 1988
Former Raider quarterback Jim Plunkett, who has worked with charitable and community organizations, was named the recipient of the first Ernie Davis Award, established earlier this year by the Leukemia Society of America to honor football players. Davis, of Syracuse, died of leukemia 16 months after winning the Heisman Trophy in 1961.
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March 2, 1996 | From Staff and Wire Reports
First, the Rams. Then, Wayne Gretzky. Now, Leslie O'Neal. The athletic migration from Southern California to St. Louis continues. On Friday, the St. Louis Rams signed O'Neal, a free agent defensive end who had spent his entire 10-year career with the San Diego Chargers, to a contract. Terms were not disclosed. O'Neal, 31, one of the NFL's top pass rushers,, has appeared in six Pro Bowls and ranks ninth on the league's career sack list with 105 1/2.
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