Contents: 1950 - 1951 - 1952 - 1953 - 1954 - 1955 - 1956 - 1957 - 1958 - 1959


1950[edit | edit source]

1950 Texas A&M Aggies football
Presidential Cup Bowl champions
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
1950 record7-4 (3-3 SWC)
Head coachHarry Stiteler
Home stadiumKyle Field
Seasons
← 1949
1951 →

1951[edit | edit source]

1951 Texas A&M Aggies football
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
1951 record5-3-2 (1-3-2 SWC)
Head coachRaymond George
Home stadiumKyle Field
Seasons
← 1950
1952 →

1952[edit | edit source]

1952 Texas A&M Aggies football
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
1952 record3-6-1 (1-4-1 SWC)
Head coachRaymond George
Home stadiumKyle Field
Seasons
← 1951
1953 →

1953[edit | edit source]

1953 Texas A&M Aggies football
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
1953 record4-5-1 (1-5 SWC)
Head coachRaymond George
Home stadiumKyle Field
Seasons
← 1952
1954 →

1954[edit | edit source]

1954 Texas A&M Aggies football
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
1954 record1-9 (0-6 SWC)
Head coachBear Bryant
Home stadiumKyle Field
Seasons
← 1953
1955 →

1955[edit | edit source]

1955 Texas A&M Aggies football
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
1955 record7-2-1 (4-1-1 SWC)
Head coachBear Bryant
Home stadiumKyle Field
Seasons
← 1954
1956 →

1956[edit | edit source]

1956 Texas A&M Aggies football
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
1956 record9-0-1 (6-0 SWC)
Head coachBear Bryant
Home stadiumKyle Field
Seasons
← 1955
1957 →

In 1956, the team was the first Aggie football team to beat the University of Texas at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium.[1]

1957[edit | edit source]

1957 Texas A&M Aggies football
Gator Bowl vs. Tennessee, L, 0-3
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
1957 record8-3 (4-2 SWC)
Head coachBear Bryant
Home stadiumKyle Field
Seasons
← 1956
1958 →

In the 1957 season, the Aggies won their first eight games and were ranked Number 1 in the AP Poll.[2] The team lost their last three games after uncertainty over whether their coach, Bear Bryant, would be leaving the school.[3] Although injured early in the season, John David Crow was able to play in 7 games in his senior season. He rushed for 562 yards on 129 carries, with 6 touchdowns. Crow also caught 2 passes and passed for 5 touchdowns. While playing on defense, he intercepted the ball 5 times.[4] Bryant told the Heisman voters that they ought "'to do away with the thing'" if they didn't vote for Crow.[3][5]

Crow was named a scholastic All-American[4] and won the Heisman on December 3, 1957,[6] defeating Iowa tackle Alex Karras.[3] Crow claims not to have understood the importance of the award until sponsors flew him and his family to New York for the presentation.[7] As of 2008, he is the only Aggie to win the Heisman, and he was the only one of Bryant's players to win.[3][8] Bryant left for Alabama shortly after Crow received the Heisman.[9]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
9/21/57* Maryland #2 Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX W 21-13  
9/28/57 at Texas Tech #2 Jones StadiumLubbock, TX (A&M – Tech rivalry) W 21-0  
10/5/57* at Mizzou #5 Faurot FieldColumbia, MO W 28-0  
10/12/57 Houston #3 Kyle Field • College Station, TX W 28-6  
10/19/57 at TCU #3 Amon Carter StadiumFt. Worth, TX W 7-0  
10/26/57 Baylor #2 Kyle Field • College Station, TX (Rivalry) W 14-0  
11/2/57 at #11 Arkansas #1 Donald W. Reynolds Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR (Rivalry) W 7-6  
11/9/57 SMU #1 Kyle Field • College Station, TX W 19-6  
11/16/57 at #20 Rice #1 Rice StadiumHouston, TX L 6-7  
11/28/57 Texas #4 Kyle Field • College Station, TX (Rivalry) L 7-9  
12/28/57* vs. #13 Tennessee #9 Gator BowlJacksonville, FL (Gator Bowl) L 0-3  
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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1957 Team Players in the NFL[edit | edit source]

The following players were drafted into professional football following the season.

Player Position Round Pick Franchise
John David Crow Halfback 1 2 Chicago Cardinals
Charlie Krueger Defensive Tackle 1 9 San Francisco 49ers
Bobby Joe Conrad Flanker 5 58 New York Giants
Bobby Marks Back 8 91 Los Angeles Rams
Ken Hall Halfback 14 165 Baltimore Colts
Roddy Osborne Back 17 204 Cleveland Browns

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1958[edit | edit source]

1958 Texas A&M Aggies football
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
1958 record4-6 (2-4 SWC)
Head coachJim Myers
Home stadiumKyle Field
Seasons
← 1957
1959 →

1959[edit | edit source]

1959 Texas A&M Aggies football
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
1959 record3-7 (0-6 SWC)
Head coachJim Myers
Home stadiumKyle Field
Seasons
← 1958
1960 →

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Feigen, Jonathan (August 29, 1993), "Football '93/A state of war/UT—A&M transcends football", Houston Chronicle (Houston, Texas): Special, page 25., http://www.chron.com/CDA/archives/archive.mpl?id=1993_1150308, retrieved 2007-09-26
  2. Carter, Al (March 25, 1989), "Ags rising above hardball humility", Houston Chronicle (Houston, Texas): Sports, page 1, http://www.chron.com/CDA/archives/archive.mpl?id=1989_611821, retrieved 2007-09-27
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Zwenerman, Brent (August 25, 2007), "College football: Heisman honed by history", San Antonio Express–News (San Antonio, Texas), http://www.mysanantonio.com/sports/big12/stories/MYSA082607.03M.FBCSect.CrowFeature.en.1a62f86.html, retrieved 2007-09-25
  4. 4.0 4.1 1957–23rd Award: John David Crow Texas A&M Back, Heisman.com, http://www.heisman.com/winners/j-crow57.html, retrieved 2007-09-25[dead link]
  5. "The One and Only". http://www.big12sports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=10410&ATCLID=3621371.
  6. "Prep basketball, NFL, college football, CCHA". http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081203/SPORTS15/812030280.
  7. Carter, Al (December 1, 1989), "Sports Spotlight: The Heisman race/Trophy winner's life altered/Campbell: It changes your name", Houston Chronicle (Houston, Texas): Sports, Page 1, http://www.chron.com/CDA/archives/archive.mpl?id=1989_667861, retrieved 2007-09-26
  8. "People", Houston Chronicle (Houston, Texas): Sports, page 3, November 17, 1987, http://www.chron.com/CDA/archives/archive.mpl?id=1987_503407, retrieved 2007-09-26
  9. Zwerneman, Brent (August 30, 2007), "Aggies Mailbag:Crow and Law — same story, 50 years apart", San Antonio Express–News (San Antonio, Texas), http://www.mysanantonio.com/sports/big12/stories/MYSA083007.aggiesmailbag.en.856d587e.html, retrieved 2007-09-25
  10. http://cfreference.net/cfr/school.s?id=392&season=1957
  11. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1958.htm

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