John David Crow Heisman

John David Crow became Texas A&M's first Heisman Trophy winner in 1957. He rushed for 562 yards and six touchdowns, and added five interceptions on defense.

June 17, 2015: Legendary Texas A&M football star John David Crow died at age 79

"What made Crow special was from the first day he set foot on campus he started making A&M a better place, right up until his final breath," Robert Cessna wrote after Crow's death. "And he did it with class, every step of the way."

In his three years of football at A&M, Crow gained more than 1,753 yards from scrimmage and 18 touchdowns, including a 624-yard, six-touchdown Heisman Trophy campaign in 1957. He was the only Heisman winner Paul "Bear" Bryant produced.

"He was not only a great player, but a great friend," former teammate and former A&M head coach Gene Stallings said. "What a great Aggie he was."

Crow had an 11-year career with the NFL before coaching professional and college teams. He served as A&M's athletic director from 1988 to 1993.

A statue honoring Crow debuted on campus in 2010.

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