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John David Crow
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Crow in 2012 at Kyle Field
No. 44
Position: Halfback, fullback, tight end
Personal information
Born: (1935-07-08)July 8, 1935
Marion, Louisiana
Died: June 17, 2015(2015-06-17) (aged 79)
Bryan, Texas
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school: Springhill (Springhill, Louisiana)
College: Texas A&M
NFL Draft: 1958 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2
Career history
As player:
As coach:
As administrator:
  • Northeast Louisiana (1975–1981) (athletic director)
  • Texas A&M (1983–1988) (asst. athletic director)
  • Texas A&M (1988–1993) (athletic director)
Career highlights and awards
  • Pro Bowl (1959, 1960, 1962, 1965)
  • 2× First-team All-Pro (1959, 1960)
  • Second-team All-Pro (1962)
  • NFL 1960s All-Decade Team
  • Heisman Trophy (1957)
  • UPI Player of the Year (1957)
  • Sporting News Player of the Year (1957)
  • Unanimous All-American (1957)
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards: 4,963
Rushing touchdowns: 38
Receiving yards: 3,699
Receiving touchdowns: 35
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

John David Crow (July 8, 1935 – June 17, 2015) was an American football player, coach, and college athletics administrator. He won the Heisman Trophy as a halfback at Texas A&M University in 1957. He and later played professional football in the National Football League (NFL) for the Chicago / St. Louis Cardinals and the San Francisco 49ers between 1958 and 1968.

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