Tyrone Crawford

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Tyrone Crawford
Tyrone Crawford at Bakersfield College in Bakersfield, Ca 2013-08-28 20-37.jpg
Tyrone Crawford at Bakersfield College in Bakersfield, Ca
No. 98     Dallas Cowboys
Defensive Tackle/Defensive End
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-11-22) November 22, 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth: Windsor, Ontario
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 285 lb (129 kg)
Career information
High school: Windsor (ON) Catholic Central
College: Boise State
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 3 / Pick: 81
Debuted in 2012 for the Dallas Cowboys
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • All-MWC First Team (2011)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 15, 2014
Tackles 49
Sacks 3.0
Forced fumbles 0
Stats at NFL.com

Tyrone Crawford (born November 22, 1989) is a Canadian, American Football defensive end for the Dallas Cowboys. He played college football at Boise State. The Cowboys drafted him in the 3rd round of the 2012 NFL Draft, 81st overall.[1]

Early years[edit]

Born in Canada, Crawford attended Catholic Central High School in Windsor, Ontario where he was a three sport athlete (football, basketball and track and field). In football he played running back, outside linebacker and kick returner. He was voted first team all-conference (Windsor & Essex County Secondary School Athletic Association) during every one of his four prep seasons. As a junior he was named the conference’s MVP and received the Royal Arcanium Outstanding Athlete Award.

He practiced track and field as a freshman and sophomore, winning gold medals both years in the shot put and discus in his conference and at the OFSAA championships.

In basketball as a senior he was named the MVP in his conference and received the Bill Rogin Award, for the best player in the Ontario secondary schools.

College career[edit]

Bakersfield College[edit]

He was recruited by Boise State University and Michigan State University, but the academic curriculum from his Canadian high school didn't meet NCAA requirements, so he enrolled at Bakersfield College in 2008. After concentrating on just playing football and the defensive end position, he was named first-team all-conference as freshman in 2008. In 2009, he was honoured as an junior college first-team All-America and was named to both first-team all-state and conference. He also was awarded as the defensive's most valuable player for the Renegades. He registered 42 tackles (28 solo), including 14 tackles-for-loss and eight sacks.

Considered a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, he was ranked as one of the most talented JUCO prospects in the nation.[2] He committed to Boise State.

Boise State University[edit]

In his first season at Boise State University, as a junior in 2010, Crawford appeared in each of the Broncos 13 games as a back-up defensive end. He registered 32 tackles on the season (13 solo), including 13.5 tackles-for-loss, tied for most on the team, and 7.0 sacks, the second-most on the team. In 2011, Crawford started in 12 games, and he recorded 44 total tackles (20 solo), including 13.5 tackles for loss and 11 sacks. He was named first team All-Mountain West Conference for his performance.[3]

Professional career[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Crawford was diagnosed with a heart murmur at the national scouting combine.[4]

He was drafted in the 3rd round, 81st overall by the Dallas Cowboys in the 2012 NFL Draft.

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

On June 13, 2012, Crawford signed a 4-year deal receiving a $575,252 signing bonus and a $390,000 base salary in 2012. His base salaries from 2013-15 are $480,000, $570,000 and $660,000.[5]

On July 21, 2013, Crawford suffered a torn Achilles on the first full day of training camp and it's expected to be a season-ending injury.[6]


  1. ^ Lourie, Steven. "Dallas Cowboys 2012 Draft Grades". Retrieved 5/1/12.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. ^ https://sports.yahoo.com/footballrecruiting/football/recruiting/player-Tyrone-Crawford-103605
  3. ^ http://www.themwc.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/120611aab.html
  4. ^ Watkins, Calvin. "Tyrone Crawford has heart murmur". ESPNDallas.com. ESPN. Retrieved 05/10/12.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  5. ^ Archer, Todd (June 13, 2012). "Tyrone Crawford signs four-year deal". ESPN. Retrieved June 13, 2012. 
  6. ^ Eatman, Nick (July 21, 2013). "Sun. Practice Recap: DE Crawford Suffers Season-Ending Injury". DallasCowboys.com. Retrieved July 22, 2013. 

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