Eric Crouch, Nebraska Little Extra
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 because of a bad injury that required blood being drained from his leg. He then played in NFL Europe, the CFL, and AAFL, and the UFL, sometimes playing quarterback but also playing other positions.
Crouch now 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, and churches in Nebraska, Iowa, and South Dakota. Crouch has worked as a college football analyst and is also an assistant football coach at Midland University in Nebraska.