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The 27-year-old Crawford (6’3”, 205) is set to begin his third season with the Sharks and in the Arena Football League. During the 2014 season, Crawford was in the midst of a breakout campaign before suffering a season-ending knee injury in Week 11. Among the league leaders in each major receiving category at the time of his injury, Crawford finished the season ranked second on his team with 23 touchdown catches, and third in both receptions (75) and receiving yards (975). During one particularly dominant stretch, Crawford recorded back-to-back four-touchdown games in Week 8 and Week 9.

Crawford first broke into the AFL with the Sharks in 2013, seeing his first action late in that season after missing the first three months of the campaign due to an injury suffered in the Sharks’ preseason scrimmage. In four appearances as an AFL rookie, Crawford caught 23 passes for 243 yards and six touchdowns, adding three rushing touchdowns as well.

In is young AFL career, Crawford has put together an impressive scoring rate, totaling 33 touchdowns (29 receiving, four rushing) over the course of his first 14 appearances in a Shark uniform.

Prior to joining the Sharks, Crawford played wide receiver at the University of Arkansas. He is a native of Mobile, Alabama.

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