It is a rare occasion when a college football
team can list two sets of brothers on its current
And it's even more of a rarity when all four
excel with such brilliance that two of them were
named to an All-America bowl team, and two
were drafted by professional teams.
The Tribe's Davis brothers, Charlie and Ernie,
gained widespread recognition during the 1958
season and were chosen to play in the first annual
All-American Bowl game in Tucson, Arizona,
in January, 1959.
Their selection probably marked the first time
in gridiron history that brothers from the same
team were chosen to the same All-Star squad.
The All-America Bowl game placed small college
stars against major college selections, which
the major group won, 14-12.
McMurry's other brother combination was
:^~~ '~~~~i~:~ _^ v _the Baldwin duet, Jimmy and Charles.
th Baldwi A co-captain last fall and strong defensive
player, Jimmy was drafted by the professional
_ ,, G o \%Detroit Lions. Charles still has a year of eligibility
remaining, and will be a key man for the
Redskins next fall.
Ernie Davis, who scored 104 points during the
regular season to rank as the fifth leading scorer
in the nation, was drafted by the Pittsburgh
Charlie Davis was a unanimous choice for
Little All-American honors on practically every
Little All-American team chosen by sports
.' - - writers, coaches and other athletic officials.
Charlie Davis, Ernie Davis
McMurry 34 vs Sul Ross 6
Indian Stadium: Sept. 13, The Indians, throwing a couple of
platoons at the Sul Ross Lobos, attacked by ground and air to notch
their first opening victory in three years. Sul Ross drove 55 yards
in the first quarter to draw first blood. The extra point was blocked
by Charlie Davis. Three plays later O'Brien passed to Combs for a
long gain to the three. Ernie drove over left guard for the T.D.
It was Ernie up the middle later for 27 yards and the second Indian _*
score for a 14-6 lead at the half. McAdams hit Wise with a 16
yard pass for the third T.D. The fourth T.D. came after a pass
interception by Enright and some powerful line plunging by Bobby
Hartgraves. McMurry then took advantage of a 7 yard punt and
drove 36 yards for the final score.
Sul Ross McMuny
11 First Downs 16
47 Rushing Yardage 228
29 Passing Yardage 111
3 of 6 Passes Completed 5 of 11
1 Passes Intercepted 1
8 for 26 Punts, Average 2 for 32
6 for 30 Penalties, Yards 9 for 65
3 Fumbles Lost 1
James Baldwin, James Boyd
McMurry College. The Totem, Yearbook of McMurry College, 1959. Abilene, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth41486/. Accessed October 25, 2014.