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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.