Official Athletic Site of the Valparaiso University Crusaders
#13 - Eli Crawford
2008-09 Football
POS.
DB
HT.
6'1"
WT.
200
YR.
So.
HOMETOWN
Bogart, Ga.
HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)
North Oconee
Eli Crawford
Team captain in 2010.

2009: Started all 11 games for Valpo as a junior ... returned an interception 60 yards for a touchdown at Butler on Oct. 17 ... finished third on the team with 56 total tackles on the year ... had a team-high four interceptions on the season ... made a season-best seven tackles against Dayton (Oct. 24) and Marist (Oct. 31) ... recovered a fumble in the season opener at Saint Joseph’s (Ind.) on Sept. 5 ... team’s co-Defensive Player of the Week for the Carthage game ... the team’s Defensive Helmet Award recipient ... named to the Pioneer Football League Fall Academic Honor Roll.

2008: Started all 11 games for the Brown and Gold as a sophomore ... had a season-best seven tackles, including one for loss, against Marian (Ind.) on Sept. 20 ... finished the year third on the team with three interceptions, including returning one for 11 yards at Morehead State (Nov. 1) ... made six stops at Morehead State, all solo ... added two pass breakups on the year ... had at least one tackle in every game on the season ... finished the year with 4.5 tackles for loss.

2007: Appeared in all 11 games for Valpo, starting the final five games of the season ... made a season-high seven tackles against Dayton (Oct. 20) ... finished seventh on the team with 39 total stops on the season ... returned an interception 74 yards at Trinity International (Sept. 8)... also picked off a pass at Jacksonville on Nov. 3 ... shared a tackle for loss at Trinity International ... tallied four or more tackles six times on the season.

Prep:
A three-year letterwinner for the Titans ... a Second Team All-State pick as a senior ... earned First Team All-Northeast Georgia honors as a senior ... also earned All-Northeast Georgia accolades as a sophomore and junior ... named team’s Defensive Most Valuable Player as a senior ... set school’s single season record with nine interceptions ... team captain as a senior ... also lettered in basketball.

Personal: Eli is the son of Mark Crawford and Janet Green ... major is sports management ... born Aug. 30, 1989.
2008-09 Football
1 Steve OgdenWR
2 Nicholas HentonWR
2-D Taylor DeloyeK
3 David ConeysWR
3-O Brian FianiQB
4 Darien JeffersRB
5 Anthony CurryDB
5-O Peter BurgettQB
6 Kyle HimmelwrightDB
6-O Austin GammageRB
7 Matt UpshawQB
7-D C.J. CalteuxDB
8 Bobby WysockiQB
8-D Brandon SpinnerDB
9 Corey NashWR
9-D Tom ZidronDB
10 Warren ArnoldQB
10-D Alex ByersDB
11 Zack DennyQB
12 Travis AndersonWR
13 Eli CrawfordDB
13-O Nick MalantisQB
14 Tim BennettWR
14-D Wes TidballDB
15 Laurence TreadawayDB
16 Mike MillerDB
17 Johnny DollRB
18 Ross WiemerRB
19 Marty McAlpinQB
20 Mozale McHenryRB
21 Matt WatkinsDB
22 Roger SaturDB
23 Quinn HenochDB
24 Trey ClarkDB
25 Josh Regent-SmithRB
26 John PopperRB
27 DeAndre' PittsDB
28 Billy DollDB
29 Isaiah SpearsRB
30 Kris SerraLS
30-D Royce ParhamDB
31 Jake RiedelRB
32 Adrian GoberDB
32-O Geoffery FieldsRB
33 Evan LoveLB
34 Dan CottinRB
35 Ryan KoepkeLB
35-O Ian ParkerLB
36 Chris WalshWR
36-O J.J. JenkinsWR
37 Sean DillonLB
38 Andrzej SkibaK
39 Matt MarkofskiLB
40 Josh LynnRB
41 Chris SmithK
42 Grant BushongLB
43 Luke KanclerzDB
44 Eddie MorelliRB
45 Zac GriffinLB
46 Alex SollerDB
47 Matt ManclLB
48 Jeremy MancosLB
49 Zack LaBarreRB
50 Marco PorcelliLB
50-D Alex MeagherLB
51 James JoosLB
52 JaVon WelchLB
53 Dave Tebo, Jr.OL
53-D Cody GokanLB
54 Tristan ManvillaOL
54-D Adam WicklundDL
55 Dominick BellotteDL
55-D Michael Schatz, Jr.LB
56 Jeff PrangeLB
57 Andrew MackDL
58 Sean McMillanLB
58-D Jared RoseLB
59 Brian LaippleDL
59-O Nick LazzellOL
60 Matt NoffkeOL
61 Dave WisniewskiOL
62 Nathan RichterOL
63 Gavin GrilloOL
64 Brett HeberDL
65 Steve LaraOL
66 Amedeus OdemdaDE
67 John SchulzDL
68 John MoriartyOL
68-D Jerrell Coleman-MillerDL
69 Abdullah PrattOL
70 Brian PlachinskiDL
70-O Nick StrzeleckiOL
72 Tim FlynnOL
73 Doug KeppyOL
74 Ferdinand VelezOL
75 Tim KratzOL
77 Nate BlairOL
78 Tayler AielloOL
79 Ryan KozeyOL
80 Matthew NiehusTE
81 Desmond LewisWR
82 Sean McCartyWR
83 Tom OswaldTE
84 Ryan MyersWR
85 Alex PetrikTE
86 Ryan O'SheaTE
87 Bill BurgettWR
88 Mitch SecrestP/K
89 Matt DorowTE
90 Chris LydaDL
91 Myke WorthemTE
92 Chris GardnerDL
93 Brian GoodakerDL
95 Darren Kincaid, Jr.DL
96 Adam RundhDL
97 Nikko CarsonDL
98 Ian AltieriDL
99 David HamakerK
Ed Baker
Matt VanDaele
W Soccer Belmont Brown Field
Aug 22, 7:30 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
W Soccer IUPUI Brown Field
Aug 24, 1:00 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lewis Brown Field
Aug 25, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Football Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Aug 28, 6:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 29, 3:00 p.m. Wofford
M Soccer Valpo Raleigh, N.C.
Aug 29, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina State
W Soccer Valpo Phoenix, Ariz.
Aug 29, 9:00 p.m. Grand Canyon
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 2:00 p.m. Campbell
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina Central
W Soccer Valpo Flagstaff, Ariz.
Aug 31, 2:00 p.m. Northern Arizona
M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
Aug 31, 3:00 p.m. Davidson
Volleyball IUPUI ARC
Sep 3, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 10:00 a.m. UMKC
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m. Stephen F. Austin
W CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m.
M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:45 p.m.
W Soccer Ball State Brown Field
Sep 5, 7:30 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 6, 2:00 p.m. South Dakota State
Football Saint Joseph's (Ind.) Brown Field
Sep 6, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
W Soccer Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Sep 7, 2:30 p.m. Western Illinois
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler