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Former OU All-American Terry Crouch dies at age 51

BY BERRY TRAMEL, Staff Writer, Modified: May 8, 2011 at 6:42 pm •  Published: May 8, 2011

Terry Crouch, a two-time All-American guard for OU in 1980-81, died Sunday in a Dallas hospital after a long illness. He was 51.

“Terry was a good man,” said Louis Oubre, Crouch's linemate on those Barry Switzer teams of 30 years ago.

Crouch organized the relief effort for Oubre after Hurricane Katrina forced Oubre from his New Orleans home, and he relocated to Dallas.

“He would always try to help another, even putting himself on the backburner to help others,” Oubre said. “I loved my friend as if he were my true blood brother. He will be truly missed.”

Crouch came to OU out of Dallas Skyline High School and made consensus All-American in 1981. Crouch and Oubre both made All-American in 1980.

Crouch was a fifth-round draft pick of the Baltimore Colts in 1982 and played nine games for the Colts in '82.

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