2015 Gridiron Legend:
Former college and NFL star David Elmendorf is one of the most decorated athletes in Texas A&M history. During his storied college career, Elmendorf was named a consensus All-American in baseball and football for the Aggies and was a seven-time letterman. Elmendorf, who was also an Academic All-American in both sports, is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame, Texas A&M Hall of Fame, and Texas High School Football Hall of Fame. The two sport star was first drafted to play baseball by the New York Yankees in 1971, but chose to play football and was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams later that same year. Elmendorf played nine seasons in the NFL at safety, where he was a member of the Rams’ Super Bowl XIV team. He was named to the NFL’s All-Rookie Team as a rookie in 1971, earned First-Team All-NFC honors in 1974, and was Second-Team All-Pro in 1975. In his nine NFL seasons, Elmendorf played in 130 games, starting all 130, and intercepted 27 passes and recovering 10 fumbles. Elmendorf, a native of San Antonio, attended Westbury High School in Houston, where he was named All-City and All-State. He did color commentary for the Texas A&M football radio broadcast in 2007 and was named General Manager of Quail Valley Golf Course in 2008.