Lindon Crow was an underappreciated Trojan. He died last week at age 89.
Crow played in the 1953 and 1955 Rose Bowls for the Trojans and was also in the 1955 Senior Bowl and College All-Star Game. He was the captain of the 1954 team and a second-round pick by the Chicago Cardinals, where he played from 1955-57. He also played for the New York Giants (1958-60) and L.A. Rams (1961-64).
But this is where Crow really made his mark: He intercepted a Johnny Unitas pass in the 1958 NFL Championship Game between the Giants and Baltimore Colts, which has become known as the “Greatest Game Ever Played” and a turning point in making pro football the colossus that it is today.
Locally, some might remember Crow as football coach at St. Genevieve High School.