Casey Crawford
Casey Crawford
Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Falls Church, Va.

High School:
Bishop O'Connell H.S.

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 250

Position:
TE

WORTH NOTING: Honors candidate ... returning 1998 first-team All-ACC selection ... became the first Virginia tight end named first-team All-ACC since Aaron Mundy in 1993 ... was the leading vote-getter by the other eight ACC head coaches among league tight ends for the All-ACC checklist ... slowed by injuries during the past two seasons ... missed seven games in 1997 with a broken leg ... also missed two early-season games in 1998 ... when healthy, he gives Virginia an additional weapon in the passing game with his ability to get down field as a receiver ... was a greatly improved blocker in 1998 ... helped clear the way for UVa's running game which led the ACC in rushing with 213.1 yards per contest ... ranked third among ACC tight ends in receiving yards (136) and tied for fifth in receptions (11) in 1998 ... three-year letter winner ... was a reserve first baseman and designated hitter on the 1997 Cavalier baseball team ... participating on this year's team as a first-year graduate student.

HONORS: 1998-First-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference ... second-team All-State by the Roanoke Times ... All-ACC Academic Football Team ... won ACC Top VI Award (school award) for his service to the University and Charlottesville communities.

AT VIRGINIA: 1998-Played in nine regular season games and against Georgia in the Peach Bowl ... was hurt in the opener at Auburn ... missed UVa's second game of the season against Maryland, played very sparingly against Clemson and sat out the Duke contest before returning for good against San Jose State ... started eight of the games he played in, including the last six regular season games and the Peach Bowl ... caught 11 passes for 136 yards (12.4 avg.) ... longest reception covered 24 yards and was the longest by a UVa tight end all season ... started the season with a bang against Auburn ... tied his career-high with four receptions for 67 yards (a career high) ... was injured in that contest which hampered him for over a month ... returned for good against San Jose State, but didn't catch a pass in his first three games back ... tied his career high with four catches for 43 yards against Florida State ... did not catch a pass against Virginia Tech until he caught two on UVa's game-winning drive ... caught a nine-yard pass to help get the Cavaliers out from the shadow of their goal line ... caught a 10-yard pass near midfield for a first down on the play just prior to Ahmad Hawkins' game-winning touchdown reception ... helped Virginia rally from a 29-7 halftime deficit for a dramatic 36-32 victory ... lettered for the third time. 1997- Started at tight end in the first four games of the regular season (Auburn, Richmond, North Carolina and Wake Forest) ... broke his leg against Wake Forest and was sidelined for the remainder of the year ... had a season-high 59 yards receiving on four catches against Wake Forest before getting injured in the second quarter ... had a career-long 28-yard reception of an Aaron Brooks' pass in that game ... caught three passes for 26 yards in UVa's season opener against Auburn ... had three receptions for 25 yards in Virginia's win over non-conference foe Richmond ... lettered. 1996-Appeared in all 11 regular season games and against Miami in the Carquest Bowl as a reserve tight end ... caught four passes for 71 yards during the regular season ... averaged 17.8 yards per catch ... had two catches for 38 yards, including a season-long 26 yard reception, against Clemson ... had two catches for 33 yards against Virginia Tech ... ranked 10th among ACC tight ends in receptions, despite catching only four passes ... all four of his receptions resulted in first downs ... caught one pass for 13 yards in the Carquest Bowl ... lettered. 1995-Red-shirted ... did not play in a game ... dressed against William & Mary, Wake Forest, Florida State and Virginia Tech.

HIGH SCHOOL: Two-year starter at tight end and defensive end at Bishop O'Connell High School ... also saw action as a wide receiver, running back, linebacker and defensive back ... played for coach Darrell Snyder his senior year and for coach Jim Hayes as a junior ... had 27 receptions for over 500 yards and three touchdowns, and recorded 19 quarterback sacks his senior season ... named a SuperPrep All-American in 1994 ... rated one of top 15 tight ends in the nation and one of the top four recruits in Virginia by SuperPrep ... chosen first-team All-State on offense as a senior and second-team All-State on defense as a junior ... twice named first-team All-Arlington County and first-team All-Conference ... selected to All-Northern Virginia Journal team and named second-team All-Metropolitan by the Washington Post ... rated one of the top five players in Virginia as selected by the Roanoke Times and as one of the top 25 prospects in Virginia by the Charlottesville Daily Progress/Lynchburg News ... selected to play in 1994 Chesapeake Classic All-Star game ... was team captain as a senior and received Coach's Award ... was a three-year starter in baseball ... twice named first-team All-County ... also received honorable mention All-Metropolitan and first-team All-Conference recognition ... selected by the Atlanta Braves in the 16th round of the 1995 Major League Baseball draft ... participated in track & field as a senior ... from same high school as former Cavalier Terrence Wilkins.

PERSONAL: Casey Stuart Crawford ... born 8-1-77 in Washington, D.C. ... son of Dennis and Susan Crawford ... has one sister, Kristen (20) ... father played football at North Carolina ... participates in the Buddy Program at Charlottesville's Greer Elementary School ... received his undergraduate degree in sociology in May of 1999.

CRAWFORD RECEIVING


Year   Games  Receptions  Yards  Yards/Catch  Long  TD  Catch/Game

1996    11      4          71       17.8       26   0   0.4

1997    4       10         110      11.0       28   0   2.5

1998    9       11         136      12.4       24   0   1.2

Career 24       25         317      12.7       28   0   1.0

CRAWFORD CAREER RECEIVING


Game-By-Game

1996 Opp. Rec. Yds. TD Long Cent. Mich. 0 0 0 - Maryland 0 0 0 - @Wake Forest 0 0 0 - Texas 0 0 0 - @Ga. Tech 0 0 0 - N.C. State 0 0 0 - @Florida State 0 0 0 - @Duke 0 0 0 - Clemson 2 38 0 26 North Carolina 0 0 0 - @Va. Tech 2 33 0 21 Miami*** 1 13 0 13

1997 Opp. Rec. Yds. TD Long Auburn 3 26 0 12 Richmond 3 25 0 13 @North Carolina 0 0 0 - Wake Forest 4 59 0 28 @Clemson INJ Duke INJ Florida State INJ @Maryland INJ Georgia Tech INJ @N.C. State INJ Virginia Tech INJ

1998 Opp. Rec. Yds. TD Long @Auburn 4 67 0 24 Maryland INJ Clemson 0 0 0 - @Duke INJ San Jose State 0 0 0 - @Georgia Tech 0 0 0 - N.C. State 0 0 0 - @Wake Forest 1 7 0 7 @Florida State 4 43 0 16 North Carolina 0 0 0 - @Virginia Tech 2 19 0 10 Georgia^^^ 0 0 0 -

*** - Carquest Bowl ^^^ - Peach Bowl



CRAWFORD CAREER HIGHS


(Does not include Bowl Games)

Receptions: 4 vs. Wake Forest, 10-4-97; Auburn, 9-3-98; Florida State, 11-7-98 Yds Receiving: 67 vs. Auburn, 9-3-98 Long: 28 vs. Wake Forest 10-4-97