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. He scored six touchdowns and an extra point for 37 points; intercepted five passes, caught two passes and passed for five touchdowns. Crow was named a scholastic All-American his senior year and was named to Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities. 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. He rushed to college ball in 1968, John David worked as offensive backfield coach under his old Ax mentor Bear Bryant in Alabama; then went on to the Cleveland Browns and San Diego Chargers in a similar capacity until he was named Athletic Director and Head Football Coach at Northeast Louisiana University in 1975, a position he held until Athletic Director, and presently serves as Director of Development for Athletics, as well as on the Board of Directors of AIM Management, Inc., Gulf Greyhound Partners, LTD., and the Heisman Foundation.
John David was elected to the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame in 1976.
|1||John David Crow||Texas A & M||Sr.||RB||241||176||108||1,183|
|3||Walt Kowalczyk||Michigan State||Sr.||HB||116||93||96||630|
|8||Dan Currie||Michigan State||Sr.||C||49||16||18||197|
John David Crow won every area except the Midwest, which went to Alex Karras. Karras, who recorded one of the highest finishes for a lineman in Heisman balloting, went onto star for the Detroit Lions before moving on to the movies and television. It was a standout year for the big boys of college football as Lou Michaels, a tackle from Kentucky, finished fourth, giving linemen two of the top four slots.
Number of registered electors: 1,267
Date of announcement: December 3, 1957
Date of dinner: December 11, 1957
The positions within each region: