Elroy Hirsch - Hirsch's Legacy
Elroy "Crazy Legs" Hirsch is retired and living in Madison, Wisconsin. In addition to his pro football enshrinement, he was inducted into the University of Wisconsin Hall of Fame in 1991. A road race in his honor, the Crazylegs Classic, is held annually in Madison, Wisconsin. He has also been named to the State of Wisconsin, National Football Foundation and the Madison Pen and Mike Club-Bowman Sports Foundation Halls of Fame. He is an ardent booster of Badger sports.
Hirsch, had he played today, would have been a "plays of the week" staple on sports highlight shows. But while he starred before television exposure of football because pervasive, the star appeal of Hirsch, and his Los Angeles Rams teammates of the 1950s, helped popularize the sport and usher in the TV era.