The interview below, provided by the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame, was conducted Dec. 6, 2021. Eric Crouch, winner of the 2001 Heisman Trophy, is part of the 2020 Hall of Fame class, which is being inducted Dec. 7 in Las Vegas along with the 2021 class.
A first-team All-American as a senior, Crouch won the 2001 Heisman Trophy, Walter Camp Player of the Year award and Davey O'Brien Award. He guided Nebraska to an 11-2 record and a spot in the BCS National Championship Game.
Crouch held 32 school records when he ended his Husker career. He rushed for more than 100 yards 17 times, an NCAA record for a quarterback at the time. He was the third quarterback in NCAA history to amass 3,000 rushing yards and 4,000 passing yards in a career. He remains Nebraska's career leader in yards rushing by a quarterback (3,434) and rushing touchdowns by a quarterback (59), as well as rushing touchdowns by a QB in a single season (20).
Crouch becomes the 19th Husker player to be enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame. Go here for a full list of Nebraska's hall of fame players and coaches.