J. W. "Grassy" Hinton
Date of birth: (1907-06-30)June 30, 1907
Place of birth: Texas, United States
Date of death: December 10, 1944(1944-12-10) (aged 37)
Place of death: Halmahera Island, Indonesia 
Career information
Position(s): Quarterback
College: Texas Christian
Career highlights and awards
  • TCU Lettermen's Association Hall of Fame (1974)
Playing stats at

J. W. "Grassy" Hinton (June 30, 1907 - December 10, 1944) was a professional American football player who played quarterback for one season for the Staten Island Stapletons. Prior to his professional career, Hinton played college football at Texas Christian University. In 1930, he scored first-ever touchdown inside Amon G. Carter Stadium against Arkansas. A member of the school's baseball team, Hinton was selected as the Horned Frogs top outfielder for the 1932 season.

During World War II, Hinton was killed in a plane crash over Indonesia in 1944. He is currently honored in the Football's Wartime Heroes display at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.


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