John David Crow

John David Crow

Springville, Livingston Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death 17 Jun 2015 (aged 79)
College Station, Brazos County, Texas, USA
Burial College Station, Brazos County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 148003243 · View Source
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Professional Football Player. He was the recipient of the Heisman Trophy in 1957. For eleven seasons (1958 to 1968), he played at the halfback, tight end and fullback positions in the National Football League with the Chicago/St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers. During his collegiate years at Texas A&M, under the guidance of legendary coach Paul 'Bear' Bryant, Crow earned All-American honors and was named Player of the Year by the Walter Camp Foundation in 1957, in addition to winning the Heisman Trophy. He was chosen by the Cardinals as the second overall selection of the 1958 NFL Draft. Crow totaled 125 regular season games and distinguished himself, as he achieved Pro-Bowl honors four-times (1959, 1960, 1962 and 1965). After retiring as a player, he remained in the sport and served as an assistant coach under Bryant at Alabama and later returned to the professional level with the Cleveland Browns and San Diego Chargers. He served as head coach at Northeastern Louisiana and later was the school's director of athletics. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame and the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame in 1976.

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