Eric Crouch (Nebraska)
In his senior year as a Cornhusker, Crouch led Nebraska to an 11-2 record, completing 105 of 189 passes for 1,510 yards and seven touchdowns. Even more impressive were his rushing stats — 203 carries for 1,115 yards and 18 TDs. He was picked in the third round by the Rams, 95th overall in the 2002 draft. The Rams planned to convert Crouch into a wide receiver, but he retired on Sept. 11 without having played a down in the NFL.
Crouch, 39, lives in Omaha with wife Nicole, and his two children. Eric and Nicole manage Crouch Recreation, a business they purchased in 2004. The firm designs, builds and furnishes playground projects for parks, schools, churches in Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota. Crouch has worked as a college football analyst for Fox Sports and Big Ten Network, and hopes to get into coaching at some point.