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Encyclopedia > Eric Crouch
Eric Crouch
Date of birth November 16, 1978
Place of birth Omaha, Nebraska
Position(s) Quarterback, Safety
College Nebraska
NFL Draft 2002 / Round 3/ Pick 95
Awards 2001 Heisman Trophy
Statistics
  • CBS.com
Team(s)
2005
2006-present
Hamburg Sea Devils
Toronto Argonauts

Eric Eugene Crouch (born November 16, 1978 in Omaha, Nebraska) is an American football quarterback who played for the University of Nebraska football team and is currently a quarterback for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. He won the Heisman Trophy in 2001. Crouch was the USA Today Nebraska Player of the Year and a Parade All-American athlete at Millard North High School, where he was a two-time all-state selection at quarterback. November 16 is the 320th day of the year (321st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 45 days remaining. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... Nickname: Gateway to the West Location in Nebraska Coordinates: Country United States State Nebraska County Douglas Founded 1854 Incorporated 1857 Mayor Michael Fahey (D) Area    - City 307. ... In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... Defensive back (DB) is a player in American football whose role is primarily pass coverage; that is, the defensive back will stay near a receiver and try to deflect or intercept any passes thrown to him. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is a state-supported institution of higher learning located in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. Often referred to as simply Nebraska or UNL, it is the flagship and largest campus of the University of Nebraska system. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... Round 1 Round 2 Categories: National Football League players | American football biography stubs ... The Heisman Memorial Trophy Award (also known simply as the Heisman Trophy or The Heisman), named after former college football player and coach John Heisman, is considered the most prestigious award in American college football. ... Bills Dolphins Patriots Jets Ravens Bengals Browns Steelers Texans Colts Titans Broncos Chiefs Raiders Chargers Cowboys Giants Eagles Redskins Bears Lions Packers Vikings Falcons Panthers Saints Buccaneers Jaguars Cardinals Rams 49ers Seahawks The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from... The Hamburg Sea Devils are a new American football franchise that began play in NFL Europe from 2005. ... The Toronto Argonauts are a Canadian Football League team based in Toronto, Ontario. ... November 16 is the 320th day of the year (321st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 45 days remaining. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... Nickname: Gateway to the West Location in Nebraska Coordinates: Country United States State Nebraska County Douglas Founded 1854 Incorporated 1857 Mayor Michael Fahey (D) Area    - City 307. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is a state-supported institution of higher learning located in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. Often referred to as simply Nebraska or UNL, it is the flagship and largest campus of the University of Nebraska system. ... The Toronto Argonauts are a Canadian Football League team based in Toronto, Ontario. ... Lions Stampeders Eskimos Roughriders Blue Bombers Tiger-Cats Argonauts Alouettes The Canadian Football League (CFL), also known by its French name, Ligue canadienne de football (LCF), is a professional sports league located in Canada that plays Canadian football, and is the second most popular sports league in Canada. ... The Heisman Memorial Trophy Award (also known simply as the Heisman Trophy or The Heisman), named after former college football player and coach John Heisman, is considered the most prestigious award in American college football. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... USA Today is a national American newspaper published by the Gannett Corporation. ...

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College career

Crouch was an option quarterback for Nebraska.


Pro career

Crouch was initially drafted by the St. Louis Rams of the NFL as a wide receiver, but still wanted to play quarterback. However, Crouch was seen by the NFL as being too short to play quarterback. His athleticism was seen as better suited for playing wideout, but a hard tackle by a defensive player caused him to have 150 cc of blood drained from his leg. Due to the injury, Crouch left the St. Louis Rams before playing a game. Following a tryout with the Green Bay Packers in which they too tried to convert him to a wideout, he quit again and became a sports reporter. Crouch then received unwanted publicity on TV broadcasts, most notably on ESPN's talk show Pardon the Interruption, on which he was criticized by hosts Mike Wilbon and Tony Kornheiser for not wearing a jacket and tie to Matt Leinart's Heisman ceremony. Crouch signed with the Kansas City Chiefs in January 2005, and was allocated to the Hamburg Sea Devils of NFL Europe, where he attempted a conversion to the safety position recording 25 tackles and 2 pass knockdowns. City St. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... Bills Dolphins Patriots Jets Ravens Bengals Browns Steelers Texans Colts Titans Broncos Chiefs Raiders Chargers Cowboys Giants Eagles Redskins Bears Lions Packers Vikings Falcons Panthers Saints Buccaneers Jaguars Cardinals Rams 49ers Seahawks The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from... City St. ... City Green Bay, Wisconsin Team colors Dark Green, Gold, and White Head Coach Mike McCarthy Owner 111,967 stockholders Chairman Bob Harlan General manager Ted Thompson Fight song Go! You Packers! Go! League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919-1920) National Football League (1921–present) Western Division (1933-1949) National Conference (1950... The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ... Pardon the Interruption (also known as PTI), is a sports television show on ESPN filmed in Washington, D.C., and airing on various ESPN TV channels as well as the XM and Sirius satellite radio services. ... Michael Wilbon Michael R. Wilbon (born November 19, 1958, in Chicago, Illinois) is an American sportswriter and columnist. ... Tony Kornheiser (born Anthony Irwin Kornheiser on July 13, 1948) is a popular sportswriter, radio and television talk show host, and columnist for The Washington Post. ... Matthew Stephen Leinart (born May 11, 1983 in Santa Ana, California) is an American football quarterback (QB) for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League, where he is beginning to be known as Lion Heart Leinart or simply LionHeart . ... City Kansas City, Missouri Team colors Red, gold, and White Head Coach Herman Edwards Owner Clark Hunt[1] General manager Carl Peterson Mascot K.C. Wolf (1989-present) Warpaint (1963-1988) League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football... The Hamburg Sea Devils are a new American football franchise that began play in NFL Europe from 2005. ... The NFL Europe League is an American football league which operates in Europe. ...


Crouch's opportunity to play quarterback at the professional level finally came when he signed with the Toronto Argonauts on February 15, 2006 as a quarterback. (For several years, the Argonauts had owned his CFL rights.) In his inaugural CFL season, Crouch eventually became the fourth string quarterback in Toronto, behind Damon Allen, Michael Bishop, and Spergon Wynn. On July 22, 2006, Crouch made his regular season CFL debut against the Saskatchewan Roughriders in Regina, Saskatchewan. Coming in at the start of the second half following an injury to Wynn, Crouch sealed the win for Toronto with solid play, including a 94-yard pass completion to Arland Bruce III. The Toronto Argonauts are a Canadian Football League team based in Toronto, Ontario. ... February 15 is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Damon Allen (b. ... Michael Paul Bishop (born May 15, 1976 in Galveston, Texas) is a former NFL and CFL quarterback. ... Spergon Wynn (born August 10, 1978 in Houston, Texas) is a quarterback with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. ... July 22 is the 203rd day (204th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 162 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Saskatchewan Roughriders are a Canadian Football League team based in Regina, Saskatchewan. ... Nickname: The Queen City Motto: Floreat Regina (Let Regina Flourish) Location of Regina in the SE quadrant of Saskatchewan Coordinates: Country Canada Province Saskatchewan District Assiniboia Established 1882 City Mayor Pat Fiacco Governing body Regina City Council MPs Dave Batters Ralph Goodale Tom Lukiwski Andrew Scheer MLAs Joanne Crofford Doreen... Arland Bruce III (born November 23, 1977 in Olathe, Kansas ) is a Canadian Football League wide receiver for the Toronto Argonauts. ...


Awards

  • 2001 Heisman Trophy Winner
  • 2001 Davey O'Brien Award Winner
  • 2001 Walter Camp Award Winner
  • 2001 Big 12 Conference offensive player of the year
  • 2000 Third-Team All-American (College Football News)
  • 2000 Second-Team All-Big 12 (AP, Sporting News, Dallas Morning News, Houston Chronicle)
  • 2000 Third-Team All-Big 12 (Coaches)
  • 2000 Fiesta Bowl Offensive MVP vs. Tennessee
  • 1999 Big 12 Co-Offensive Player of the Year (Coaches)
  • 1999 Co-First-Team All-Big 12 (Coaches)

The Heisman Memorial Trophy Award (also known simply as the Heisman Trophy or The Heisman), named after former college football player and coach John Heisman, is considered the most prestigious award in American college football. ... The Davey OBrien Award, awarded since 1981 by the Davey OBrien Foundation, is one of three annual awards for the best college football quarterback, the others being the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award and the Manning Award. ... The Walter Camp Award, named in honor of the father of football, is given annually to the College football Player of the Year, as selected by Division 1A coaches and Sports Information directors. ... CollegeFootballNews. ...

Records

  • One of three quarterbacks in Division 1-A history to rush for 3,000 and pass for 4,000 yards in a career
  • 13th player in NCAA to rush and pass for 1,000 in a season (1,115 rushing, 1,510 passing)
  • NU career total offense leader with 7,915 yards
  • Former NU single-season total offense leader with 2,625 yards
  • Former NU single-game total offense record of 360 yards
  • NU career total-offense touchdown leader with 88
  • Owns Nebraska career records for most rushing yards by a quarterback (3,434)
  • NCAA record for most career rushing TDs by a quarterback (59)
  • Most rushing attempts by a Husker quarterback (648)
  • Tied school records in 2000 for most TD passes in a game (5 vs. Iowa)
  • Most rushing TDs in a game by a quarterback (4 vs. Kansas)
  • Set a QB record for most rushing TDs in a season (20)
  • Set school records in 2001 for most rushing attempts in a season for a QB (203)
  • Most total offense yards by a sophomore (2,158)
  • Tied an NCAA record by scoring a TD via run, pass, reception in the same game (vs. Cal, 1999)
  • Nebraska school record longest run from scrimmage, 95 yards (vs. Missouri, 2001)

Trivia

Was cover athlete of SEGA's NFL 2K3 video game series.


External links

  • Argonauts.ca page
  • Huskers.com page
Preceded by
Chris Weinke
Heisman Trophy Winner
2001
Succeeded by
Carson Palmer

 
 

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