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The Ernie Davis Football Fund
The Ernie Davis Football Fund was created in 1982 to assist the Syracuse University football team with its recruiting endeavors. The fund was named for the two-time All-American and Heisman Trophy winner to honor the great tradition of Syracuse football.

This fund is used exclusively to help the coaching staff recruit the next great "44" to the Carrier Dome. As a member, you Syracuse football historyreceive various benefits (listed in chart below). You also have the exclusive opportunity to meet current SU football players and coaching staff at various social activities.

Membership in this fund allows you to accumulate priority points at an accelerated pace. This is a significant way to upgrade your seating for bowl and away game tickets. As of July 2000, Ernie Davis members will be rewarded for a long-term commitment to SU through additional priority points. Once you donate to this fund for at least 5 years, you will receive double points per year in years 6-10. After 10 years of annual membership, your points will triple per year.

For example, the membership fee to be eligible for the accelerated points is $800 annually.


This gives you 8 points (1 for each $100) and 3 points for renewing your membership for a total of 11 points.

After 5 years of continuously donating, that number doubles and you receive 22 points per year instead of 11. After 10 years you receive 33 points per year.

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