North Carolina Central
Ernie led Buffalo with 35 receptions in 1962, and in 1963 had 24 receptions for 479 yards, a 20.0 average. He was selected to the AFL All-Star Game both years. An outstanding blocker with impressive speed for his size, Buffalo quarterbacks like to throw to him on third down.
Named to the CIAA All-Conference and Negro All-American teams for three years, Ernie played in the Shrine Game and was an all-star for three of his five seasons in the CFL before joining the Bills.