Texas High School Football Hall of Fame Inductees: Tommy Joe Crutcher

Tommy Joe Crutcher

McKinney High School


Inducted in 2017

Speedy fullback and linebacker at McKinney rushed for 1,070 yards in 13 games, leading Lions to 1958 Class 3A semifinals, where they lost to eventual state champion Breckenridge. A year later, earned 3A all-state and all-America honors when he rushed for 850 yards on 143 carries despite missing 3 games with a shoulder injury. Became 3-year starter at TCU, leading Frogs in rushing each season to finish his career with 1,583 yards and 10 TDs. First-team all-American as a senior fullback in 1963. Drafted by Green Bay in 1964 as a linebacker, he spent 8 seasons in the NFL and was part of the last team to win three straight titles, including the first two Super Bowls, in 1965-67.