On Crawford: A big back who saw action as a true freshman should benefit from his first full spring with the team runs hard and is tough to tackle after picking up steam was tackled for only five yards worth of losses on 36 carries a year ago could fill the short-yardage role vacated by 01 senior Marc Riley second-leading returning ball-carrier for the Terps from a year ago.
2001 (Freshman): Saw action in seven games as a true frosh finished the year fourth on the team in rushing with 146 yards on 36 carries with two touchdowns averaged a solid 4.1 yards per carry ... (vs. TSU) carried the ball 13 times for a career-high 47 yards ... also scored a touchdown on a three-yard run ... (vs. Duke) rushed seven times for 25 yards ... also caught one pass for seven yards ... the seven-yard reception was Crawfords first career catch ... (vs. EMU) rushed for 38 yards on eight carries ... scored his first career touchdown from two yards out.
Prep School: Attended Fork Union Military Academy in Fork Union, Va., where he played tailback ran for 320 yards and four touchdowns in four games at Fork Union F.U.M.A. had two other backs who have verbally committed at Division I-A schools (Raymond Kirkley, Pittsburgh; Leshon Peoples, Indiana) clocked at 4.5 in the 40 Fork Union is the same military academy attended by teammate Mike Whaley.
High School: Attended Parkdale High School in Riverdale, Md. was a standout tailback and linebacker at PHS ran for 1,610 yards and 18 TDs as a senior top game of his senior season came against High Point when he scored four TDs (two rush, one kickoff return, one int.) notched 14 tackles and an interception return for a TD in his first career game at LB team went 6-4 in 1999 selected as an honorable mention All-American by USA Today and a consensus all-state pick at linebacker a first team All-Metro selection by the Washington Post at LB the Post also named him an honorable mention All-Met running back a first team Big School all-state selection by the Associated Press a PrepStar All-American and a Mid-Atlantic all-region selection by SuperPrep named a second team All-American by Max Emfinger also competed in track at PHS initially signed with North Carolina out of high school was also recruited by Pittsburgh, Miami and Auburn coached by Mickey Sullivan at Fork Union and Bob Johnson at Parkdale.
Personal: Jason David Crawford was born April 11, 1982 is the son of J.D. Gross and Saone Jones father played for the Terrapins from 1981-83 and was coached by Ralph Friedgen planned major is criminology.
Rushing G-GS Att Net Avg TD LP 2001 7-0 36 146 4.1 2 12
Receiving G-GS Rec Yds Avg TD LP 2001 7-0 2 3 1.5 0 7