• 2009 All-Mid-American Conference Second Team •
• 2008 All-MAC Second Team •
• 2007 All-MAC Third Team •
• 2009 Ball State Mark Hays Award (Inspiration) •
NOTE: A 33-year-old Marine, Crawford was older than five of Ball State's assistant coaches in his senior season -- Darryl Dixon, Jason Eck, Eddie Faulkner, Joey Lynch and Kurt Mattix.
2009 (Sr.): Started all 12 games and the final 39 games of his career . . . earned fourth letter . . . ranked second on the team with 11.5 tackles for loss plus was second on the team with three sacks . . . ranks eighth in the Mid-American Conference in tackles for loss . . . season high five tackles at Northern Illinois and at Western Michigan . . . registered 3.5 tackles for loss at NIU . . . tallied sacks vs. New Hampshire, vs. Ohio and at WMU . . . credited with a pass breakup vs. Bowling Green . . . served as one of Ball State's two team captains.
2008 (Jr.): Started all 14 games to earn third letter . . . tied for third on the team with eight tackles for loss . . . fourth on the team with three sacks . . . the Marine recovered a fumble at Miami University on Veteran’s Day . . . blocked an extra point vs. Kent State for the second blocked kick of his career . . . season high four tackles in four different games -- vs. Navy, at Akron, vs. Kent State and at Western Kentucky . . . registered sacks at Akron, at Indiana and vs. Northern Illinois . . . forced a fumble at Akron.
2007 (So.): Started all 13 games . . . Marine turned collegiate football player received the Terry Courage Award from the Central Indiana Chapter of the National Football Foundation . . . ranked sixth on the team in tackles . . . led the Cardinals in tackles for loss and sacks . . . tied for 36th in the nation in tackles for loss . . . blocked the potential game-winning field goal at Navy in the final play of regulation, which propelled Ball State to a 34-31 overtime win over the Midshipmen . . . posted first career interception and returned it 26 yards vs. Toledo . . . recovered his first career fumble vs. Buffalo . . . tallied a career-high 10 tackles at Western Michigan . . . had a career-high five tackles for loss at Western Michigan . . . managed a career-high three sacks at Northern Illinois . . . tallied two sacks at Nebraska and at Western Michigan . . . tallied at least one tackle for loss in nine games.
2006 (Fr.): Played in 10 games to earn first letter . . . managed a season-high five tackles at Buffalo . . . tallied four tackles at Central Michigan . . . credited with first career tackles for loss at CMU when he posted two . . . had two sacks at CMU . . . forced two fumbles at CMU.
High School: Graduated from Fort Wayne South in 1996 . . . played football for Coach Mark Bailey.
Personal: Son of James Crawford and Marva Crawford . . . born Aug. 16, 1976, in Fort Wayne, Ind. . . . worked in an automotive factory after high school graduation and before joining the Marine Corps in 1999 . . . went to Military Occupational Specialties school and then to Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point in Havelock, N.C. . . . received an honorary discharge from the Marine Corps in 2003 . . . enrolled at Ball State in the summer of 2004, but returned home in the fall of 2004 . . . returned to Ball State in the fall of 2006 . . . earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice in 2008 from Ball State . . . one brother and one sister . . . full name is Brandon Lamont Crawford.