J. W. Hinton

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J. W. "Grassy" Hinton
Born: (1907-06-30)June 30, 1907
Texas, United States
Died: December 10, 1944(1944-12-10) (aged 37)
Halmahera Island, Indonesia 
Career information
Position(s) Quarterback
College Texas Christian
Career history
As player
1932 Staten Island Stapletons
Career highlights and awards
  • TCU Lettermen's Association Hall of Fame (1974)
Military career
Allegiance United States United States
Rank US-O5 insignia.svg Lt. Colonel
Battles/wars World War II

J. W. "Grassy" Hinton (June 30, 1907 - December 10, 1944) was a professional American football player who played quarterback for one season for the Staten Island Stapletons. Prior to his professional career, Hinton played college football at Texas Christian University. In 1930, he scored first-ever touchdown inside Amon G. Carter Stadium against Arkansas. A member of the school's baseball team, Hinton was selected as the Horned Frogs top outfielder for the 1932 season.

During World War II, Hinton was killed in a plane crash over Indonesia in 1944. He is currently honored in the Football's Wartime Heroes display at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.