161. John David Crow

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161. John David Crow
The winner of the 1957 Heisman Trophy at Texas A&M, John David Crow, would be drafted 2nd overall by the Chicago Cardinals and would blossom into one of the most versatile offensive players of his era.  Used at Halfback, Fullback, and Tight End over his pro career, he played half of his career with the Chicago (later St. Louis) Cardinals and the San Francisco 49ers, but he never was blessed with a loaded group around him as most of his teams were not particularly good.  Crow was, however, very good, and depending on the offensive need of his team, he was able to adapt effortlessly.  A four-time Pro Bowl Selection, Crow scored 74 Touchdowns, splitting them via rushing and 35 from the air.  He would have 8,662 Yards from Scrimmage over his career, which is a great number for the 1960s, a decade in which he was named to the 1950’s All-Decade Team.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Marion, Louisiana, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Saturday, 01 January 1972
  • Position: Fullback, Half Back, Tight End
  • Played For: Green Bay Packers , San Francisco 49ers, St. Louis Cardinals
  • College: Arkansas Tech
  • Drafted: 1st Round, 2nd Overall in 1958
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Second Team All-Pro (1962)

    Pro Bowl (1959, 1960, 1962 & 1965)

    Most Yards per Rushing Attempt (1960)

    Most Yards from Scrimmage (1960)

  • Other Points of Note:

    Top Ten Finishes: Approximate Value (1) (1960)

    Top Ten Finishes: Rushing Attempts (4) (1959, 1960, 1962 & 1964)

    Top Ten Finishes: Rushing Yards (4) (1959, 1960, 1962 & 1964)

    Top Ten Finishes: Rushing Touchdowns (3) (1960, 1962 & 1964)

    Top Ten Finishes: Yards per Rushing Attempt (5) (1959, 1960, 1965, 1966 & 1967)

    Top Ten Finishes: Rushing Yards per Game (4) (1959, 1960, 1962 & 1964)

    Top Ten Finishes: Receiving Touchdowns (1) (1965)

    Top Ten Finishes: Yards per Receptions (2) (1960 & 1965)

    Top Ten Finishes: Touchdowns (3) (1960, 1962 & 1965)

    Top Ten Finishes: Points Scored (1) (1962)

    Top Ten Finishes: Yards From Scrimmage (3) (1959, 1960 & 1965)

    Top Ten Finishes: All-Purpose Yards (2) (1959 & 1960)
  • Notable All Time Rankings: 75. Yards per Rushing Attempt: 4.3

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