June 17, 2014 - by

Bobby Crenshaw Bio

  Bobby Crenshaw
Bobby Crenshaw

Hall of Fame Class:
1982 (Football)

Bobby Crenshaw lettered in football at Florida State from 1952-1955 and was co-captain of the Seminole team as a senior. At only 174 pounds, Crenshaw was the smallest starting center in major college football. He was a 60-minute player who got high marks for blocking as well as making interceptions and recovering fumbles on defense, making up for his lack of size with courage, determination and heart. With Crenshaw, FSU had a man who led on the gridiron and across campus. He was president of his junior and senior classes and was named to both Gold Key and ODK. Shortly after graduation, the Florida State community was saddened by Air Force Lt. Crenshaw’s tragic death. In his memory the Crenshaw Award, given to the Seminole with the biggest heart, has been awarded each year since 1958.


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