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Tad

Crawford

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Free Safety
Height 6'3"
Weight 194
Year Senior
Hometown Burlington, Ontario
High School M.M. Robinson

Bio

At Columbia: Has established himself as one of the top defensive players in the league ... quick and smart ... good leadership on the field ... solid tackler.

2005: 111 tackles led Ivy League and was most by a Columbia player since Paul Roland '99CC had 119 in 1997 ... career-high 19 tackles at Princeton ... also had 15 vs. Lafayette, and 11 vs. Dartmouth and Yale ... four punt returns for 50 yards ... recovered two fumbled at Lafayette ... interceptions vs. Fordham and Duquesne.

2004: Team tackles leader with 94, which ranked him sixth in the league ... double-digit tackles in six games, including season highs of 12 vs. Princeton, Lafayette and Harvard ... 11 tackles vs. Bucknell, Penn and Brown ... first career interception vs. Dartmouth ... became kick and punt returner in latter half of season.

2003: Only freshman to play all 10 games ... tied for team lead with two forced fumbles ... season-high four tackles vs. both Princeton and Penn ... recorded a sack vs. Bucknell.

At M.M. Robinson High: Four-sport athlete for the Rams ... four-year member of football team ... three-time captain ... voted Male Athlete of the Year three times ... senior football Player of the Year ... All-Canada East first team, all-defense ... Hamilton Spectator Athlete of the Year three years ... team was Halton Region Champs in 2002.

Personal: Architecture major ... father and brother were both collegiate athletes ... Hillard Thaddeus Crawford, b. 4/16/84 in Toronto.

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Columbia Post Game Press Conference (2006 Week 9 - Cornell)