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Encyclopedia > John David Crow

John David Crow (b. July 8, 1935 in Springhill, Louisiana) was the Heisman Trophy winner and running back from Texas A&M University in 1957. He was one of the "Junction Boys" who played for Bear Bryant and later played professional football for the Chicago & St. Louis Cardinals and the San Francisco 49ers between 1958 and 1968. Crow received the annual "Len Eshmont Award" on two occasions, 1966 and 1967. This award is voted by the players to the 49er who best exemplifies the “inspirational and courageous play” of Len Eshmont. July 8 is the 189th day of the year (190th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 176 days remaining. ... 1935 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Springhill is a small city located in Webster Parish, Louisiana. ... The Heisman Memorial Trophy Award, considered the most prestigious award in American College Football, is given annually to the top player in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). ... High school running back A running back, halfback or tailback is the position of a player on an American football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... Texas A&M University Texas A&M University, often Texas A&M, A&M or TAMU for short, is one of the premiere universities in Texas and is the flagship institution of the Texas A&M University System. ... The Junction Boys is the name given to the “survivors” of Paul “Bear” Bryant’s 10 day summer football camp in Junction, Texas beginning September 1, 1954. ... Image from stamp honoring Bryant Paul William Bear Bryant (September 11, 1913 – January 26, 1983) was an American college football coach. ... Conference NFC Division West Founded 1898 Home Field Sun Devil Stadium City Tempe, Arizona Colors Cardinal red and white Head Coach Dennis Green All-Time Record (W-L-T) (At Start of 2005 Season) 448-642-39 The Arizona Cardinals are a National Football League team based in Tempe, Arizona. ... Conference NFC Division West Founded 1946 Home Field Monster Park City San Francisco, California Colors Cardinal red and gold, with black trim Head Coach Mike Nolan All-Time Record (W-L-T) (At Start of 2005 Season) 498-379-15 The San Francisco 49ers are a National Football League team... 1958 was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1968 was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ...

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Crow, despite suffering some early season injuries in 1957 that cause him to appear in only 7 games, carried the ball 129 times for 562 yards during his senior campaign.
John David had a memorable professional career with the Cardinals and '49ers, playing eleven years and setting rushing and touchdown records, some of which still stand.
John David was elected to the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame in 1976.
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