21 - Michael Crawford Position: Rover
    Class: r-Junior
    Height: 5-11
    Weight: 210
    High School: Patterson H.S.
    Hometown: Baltimore, Md.
    photo         Heads into preseason practice as the No. 2 man at the rover position ... Played extremely well during the spring before being sidelined by an ankle injury ... Missed a lot of valuable work ... Is maturing at the position and beginning to react ... Can always be counted on for top effort ... Has made strides in the athletic performance program and continues working to get stronger ... Was fifth on the team in special teams plays last season with 139 ... Needs to make a good summer preparation ... His progress will be watched closely when practice resumes ...

    2001: Met all six of his strength and conditioning goals during preseason testing ... Recorded a 300-pound bench press and a 455-pound squat ... Played in all 11 regular-season games on special teams and in six games at rover ... Recorded 14 total tackles ... Was credited with five solo stops, nine assists, two tackles for loss and a sack ... Had an assist on 13 total plays against Connecticut ... Recorded an assist on special teams versus Western Michigan ... Had a solo stop and an assist at Rutgers ... Played 18 total plays against UCF, registering an assist ... Played season highs of 13 snaps on defense and 16 on special teams at West Virginia ... Posted two solo tackles and a sack in that game ... Contributed two assists at Virginia ... Had an assisted tackle on special teams against No. 1 Miami ... Played in the Hokies' Gator Bowl game against Florida State and was in on one tackle ... Had personal bests in the bench press (310), back squat (470) and clean (285) during spring testing ... Was slowed during part of spring practice by an ankle injury ... Returned to action in the Maroon-White game and posted a tackle ...

    2000: Met five of his six goals during preseason testing ... Saw his only defensive action in the opener against Akron ... Worked six plays at rover and contributed a tackle ... Played on special teams in eight of the team's last 10 games ... Was in on a personal-best 13 special team plays in the Miami game ... Started on the kickoff team and also worked with the punt return unit ... Had one tackle in games against Akron, East Carolina, Rutgers and West Virginia ... Registered two hits in the Boston College game ... Finished with three unassisted tackles and three assists ... Set seven personal bests during spring strength and conditioning tests ... Registered three sacks in spring scrimmages ... Added two more sacks during the annual Maroon-White game ...

    1999: Practiced at the rover position while redshirting ... Showed improved speed and quickness during spring testing ... Broke up a pass in the Maroon-White spring game ...

    High School: An All-Baltimore City/County running back-linebacker for Coach Roger Wrenn at Patterson High ... Scored 22 touchdowns to help the team win the City East Division championship with a 10-1 record ... Rushed for 1,376 yards, averaging 20 yards per carry ... Posted seven touchdown runs of 70 yards or more ... In a game against Southwestern, he scored the first four TDs and rushed for 196 yards on nine carries ... Played linebacker on defense ... A PrepStar All-American ... Was rated the No. 23 player in the Maryland/D.C. area by ACC Area Sports Journal ... Played in the Baltimore County All-Star game ... A two-time MVP in football, indoor track and outdoor track at Patterson ... Won city and region high jump championships both indoor and outdoor ... Ran a 6.7 time in the 55-meters ...

    Personal: Michael Antonio Crawford ... Born 2/20/81 in Baltimore, MD ... Son of Iantha Carrington ... Enrolled in consumer studies.

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