Fred Crawford

Inducted: 1964
  • Grew up in Waynesville, NC
  • Attended Duke University¬†
  • A 195-lb. tackle, gained a reputation for fierceness, unusual quickness, and mobility
  • Named first-team AP All-American in 1933, the first such honor awarded to a North Carolina collegian
  • Played for Chicago Bears in 1935
  • Too small for regular play in interior line, gave up pro aspirations after one year
  • Member of the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame
  • Had small roles in several movies before becoming deputy commissioner of Florida Motor Vehicles Division
  • Died in 1974 at the age of 62