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Program for the Memphis State University Blue-Gray Spring football game played at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, Tennessee, on April 7, 1978. It was designated Bill Crumby Appreciation Night. Crumby was a sophomore defensive back in the Tigers team that played the University of Southern Mississippi on October 29 the previous year where he suffered an injury that left him a quadriplegic. After a year of rehabilitation, he returned to Memphis State to complete his degree and later became a successful businessman. Crumby died in 2000. His number 39 jersey had been unofficially retired after the 1977 game but on his death the number began to be assigned to a Memphis Tiger once again; always a defensive back, and always a walk-on.
1978 April 7
Memphis State University--Football.; University of Memphis--Football.
"Memphis State University Blue-Gray Spring football program, 1978" (2021). Football Publications. 64.