Lindon Crow

American football player (1933–2018)

Lindon Crow
Crow on a 1955 Bowman football card
Date of birth(1933-04-04)April 4, 1933
Place of birthDenison, Texas, U.S.
Date of deathOctober 25, 2018(2018-10-25) (aged 85)
Place of deathExeter, California, U.S.
Career information
Height6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight195 lb (88 kg)
US collegeUSC
NFL draft1955 / Round: 2 / Pick: 14
Career history
As player
1955–1957Chicago Cardinals
1958–1960New York Giants
1961–1964Los Angeles Rams
Career highlights and awards
Pro Bowls3
Career stats
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Lindon Oscar Crow (April 4, 1933 – October 25, 2018) was an American football cornerback who played professionally in the National Football League (NFL). He was named to three Pro Bowls.[1]

College career

Crow played college football at the University of Southern California.[2] Playing both defensive back and running back, Crow rushed for 723 yards, caught 13 passes for 412 yards, scored 11 touchdowns, and intercepted 11 passes on defense. Crow helped lead the Trojans to two Rose Bowls, including a win over Wisconsin in 1953[3]

Professional career

Crow played in the National Football League for the Chicago Cardinals, the New York Giants, and the Los Angeles Rams. He led the league with 11 interceptions in 1956.[2] He also recorded an interception in the 1958 NFL Championship Game. In the following season, Crow He finished his career with 38 interceptions, which he returned for 512 yards and two touchdowns. He also recovered 9 fumbles, returning them for 65 yards and a score. On special teams, he returned 25 punts for 134 yards.[4]


  1. ^ "Crow dies at 85; played in NFL's 'greatest game'". October 27, 2018. Retrieved October 30, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Lindon Crow". Retrieved September 21, 2014.
  3. ^ "Lindon Crow, who played in NFL's 'greatest game ever,' dies".
  4. ^ "Lindon Crow Stats, Height, Weight, Position, Draft, College".
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