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The football stadium in Crowell is named in Dick Todd's honor. A memorial wall bears his likeness, his signature and this motto: "One's best is required every day." He served on the board of regents at West Texas State University for several years.

Dick Todd

Dick Todd was called the greatest running back in America. He was a great player at Crowell High School, Texas A&M, and for the Washington Redskins.

At Crowell, Todd scored 318 points as a senior to set a national record in 1934. He finished with 664 points. He went on to earn All-Southwest Conference laurels at Texas A & M in 1937 and 1938. He still ranks ninth on the all-time Aggie list for all-purpose yards (rushing, receiving, and returning kicks and punts) with 3,384 yards and third in all-purpose yards a game (125.3). The Aggies were 17-9-4 in his three seasons.

In his NFL career, Todd had 1,573 yards and 11 touchdowns rushing and 1,826 yards and 20 touchdowns receiving.

He was a two-time Pro Bowl selection and was named All-Pro one season. He was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1968.

Dick Todd died November 9, 1999.