BAKERSFIELD - Former Renegade Football standout Tyrone Crawford began his ninth season in the National Football League (NFL) on Sunday as a defensive end for the Dallas Cowboys. Currently listed at 6'4" and 290 lbs., Crawford was a third-round draft pick by the Dallas Cowboys in the 2012 NFL Draft.
Originally from Ontario, Canada Crawford started his career at BC in 2008 when he was named All-Conference as a freshman. In 2009 he was named a JC All-American as well as first-team All-State and first-team All-Conference. He then transferred to Boise State where he spent his final two seasons of collegiate eligibility. In 2011, his senior season, he was named First-Team All-Mountain West.
In 2012 with the 81st pick of the NFL Draft, Dallas selected Crawford and he has remained a Cowboy ever since. Just into the 2019 season he suffered an injury requiring season-ending hip surgery and was placed on injured reserve. He has since been activated and was listed on the Cowboys official depth chart on the first-team defense heading into week one of the 2020 season.
The Cowboys opened the 2020 season on the road against the Los Angeles Rams, falling 20-17 on Sunday with Crawford contributing a tackle. The game was the first NFL game played in the newly constructed SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, which cost upwards of $5-6 billion and took almost four years to build.
(Brandon Urry, Bakersfield College Athletics)