Ole Miss legend Eddie Crawford passed away on Sunday.
Eddie Crawford, who is the last athlete to letter in three sports for Ole Miss, passed away on Sunday at the age of 82. Ole Miss reports that Crawford passed after battling a "brief illness."
Crawford lettered for the Rebels in baseball, football and basketball from 1953 to 1956.
He was drafted in the 13th round of the 1956 NFL Draft and played for the New York Giants for a season.
Here's more about Crawford, via Ole Miss:
Crawford, a native of Jackson, Tennessee, actually spent 58 years in Oxford, having been a star athlete for the Rebels and Ole Miss’ last three-sport letterman, excelling in football, basketball and baseball from 1953 to 1956. He also participated in track for one season. Eddie’s most important titles were husband, father, Pap and lovingly known as “Coach” by many. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, the former Shirley Wagner of Grenada, Mississippi, and two children, Kim (Brett) Sidelmann of Van Alstyne, Texas, and Kip (Whitney) Crawford of Oxford as well as two grandsons, Slater and Logan.
Ole thoughts and prayers are with Crawford's family and friends.