Paul Crane was born January 29, 1944, Pascagoula, Mississippi. In 1961 named an All-State and All-American Center/Linebacker at Vigor High School. Signed with the University of Alabama and played in four Bowl games under Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant. The teams of 1964 and 1965 were named National Champions. He was All-SEC in 1964 and 1965, and All-American in 1965. He played for seven years with the New York Jets (1966-1973). He played with the 1969 Jets team that beat Baltimore and became Super Bowl Champions. He was voted "Most Popular Jet" in 1970. From 1974-1978 he served as an assistant coach at the University of Alabama and from 1978-1981 he was an assistant at Ole Miss. He has been honored with the "Paul Crane, I Like to Practice Award", given each spring at Alabama. Presently, Paul resides in Mobile, Alabama.