"John David Crow was one of my childhood heroes when I began following pro football in 1961. He was a tough guy, and I still have his football card in my rack on the wall in my room. I am from the east coast but have always loved the Cardinals, because of players like him. This is a sad day for me, but a great day for the team in heaven. Imagine the applause when God announces his name to the crowd as he runs onto the field!"
"Sorry to hear of the passing of John David. I went to school with him at Springhill, Louisiana.
John David and all the guys on the 1952 State Champion Team were great.
He will be missed greatly, may God be with the family at this time.
Wilton "Diddy Ray" Mason"
"I am sorry for such a great loss in your family. My father went to school with Mr. Crow, graduating in the same class in Springhill. I remember as a student at A&M, my father went to say hello at one point. Growing up in Springhill was a tough life in those days and people were so connected and proud of those who left and had such a huge impact on so many."