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Raiders Select Crawford in the 5th Round


The Raiders selected DE Jack Crawford out of Penn State in the 5th round of the 2012 NFL Draft. Photo courtesy of Penn State.

The Oakland Raiders traded their 5th round selection (148th overall) to Detroit in exchange for a 5th round pick (158th overall) and a 7th round choice (#230 overall). The Raiders selected DE Jack Crawford out of Penn State.


Defensive End
Penn State
6-5, 273
Longport, N.J.
St. Augustine 


Played in 13 games, totaling 42 tackles with 7.5 tackles for loss. He also added 6.5 sacks for 39 yards in losses. Crawford totaled six passes defensed and two fumble recoveries. He had six tackles and two sacks at Ohio State. Crawford recorded a season-high seven tackles at Northwestern. 

Playing in 10 games, Crawford earned seven starts. He Compiled 14 tackles, with 4.5 tackles for loss and two sacks for the season. He made three tackles against Youngstown State, including a minus-yardage hit for three yards, and had two stops at No. 1 Alabama. He made three hits in the 24-0 win over Kent State, including 1.5 TFL, with a sack for minus-seven yards. After missing three consecutive games at mid-season with a foot injury, he returned in the historic comeback win over Northwestern, making one tackle. He recorded a sack at Ohio State and returned to the starting lineup in the win over Indiana. Crawford made two stops, with 0.5 TFL for minus-three yards against Michigan State. He played on 395 snaps, topped by 70 against Florida in the 2011 Outback Bowl.* *

Crawford started every game at defensive end and was among the Big Ten leaders in minus-yardage plays. He was ninth in the Big Ten in tackles for losses (14.5 for minus-67 yards) and 10th with 5.5 sacks (minus-44). He was second on the team in minus-yardage hits, earning honorable-mention all-conference honors. Crawford made 31 tackles, was tied for the team lead with two fumble recoveries, had one forced fumble and three pass breakups. He made at least one minus-yardage play in 10 games. Crawford had a memorable first career start in the win over Akron, recording two tackles, both for a loss, including his first career sack. He had a big game against Temple, posting three tackles, including 2.5 TFL, and a sack. Crawford registered a career-best five tackles, with 1.0 TFL, and combined on a sack against Iowa. In the win at Illinois, he was very productive, totaling four tackles, including 1.5 sacks, and recovering a fumble at the Illinois 14 to set up a touchdown. His third sack of the year was big, as he dropped Juice Williams for a 15-yard loss late in the first half. Crawford's pressure also forced Williams into an intentional grounding penalty, pushing the Illini out of field goal range. Against Eastern Illinois, Crawford had two tackles, one of which was a sack that resulted in a loss of 15 yards. In the 35-10 thumping of Michigan, Crawford made three solo tackles, all for a loss (minus-9 yards). His standout performance included a sack and a forced fumble. In the 34-13 win at Northwestern, he made two solo tackles, including one for a loss of five yards, and recovered a fumble on the game's opening drive that led to a field goal. Crawford made two stops and had two pass breakups in the Senior Day win over Indiana. In the big Capital One Bowl win over LSU, he recorded one TFL. He saw action on 677 snaps, the sixth-highest total among 2010 returnees, topped by 68 against Iowa and 65 at Northwestern.* *

Saw action at defensive tackle and tight end during the season and made four tackles (three solo) with two pass breakups. Crawford was inserted into the season-opener with Coastal Carolina and recorded a season-high three tackles, two of which were solo stops. He also made one solo hit in the win at Syracuse. He was on the field for 127 plays, led by 27 each against Coastal Carolina and Indiana.* *


As a junior at St. Augustine Prep in 2006, Crawford joined the football team and found immediate success. During his senior season, he emerged as a standout, being rated the No. 15 defensive end in the nation by, while also playing tight end. Playing for Coach Dennis Scuderi, Crawford earned all-area and All-Parochial honors. He made 12 touchdown receptions his senior season. Crawford also played basketball and soccer at St. Augustine.


Full name is Jack Justin Crawford. Crawford is the son of Janet and Lincoln Crawford. He has two older brothers, Douglas and Paul, a younger brother, Mostyn, and one younger sister, Ella. Crawford, who enjoys producing music, is studying anthropology. Born September 7, 1988 in London, England.

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