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#31 Isaiah Crawford
Position: Tailback
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 190
Year: Freshman
City/State: Vista, Calif.
High School: Vista

AT COLORADO: This Season (Soph.) -- Enters the fall listed second at tailback.  He had a productive spring (77 yards and a touchdown in the three main scrimmages), and will figure prominently into the rotation this season.

 

2003 (Fr.) -- Redshirted; did not see any game action.  He came in with the original thought in mind that he’d probably wind up at safety, but impressed the coaches from the get-go at tailback.  He was twice honored as the Scout Team Offense Award winner for his efforts in practice for the UCLA and Baylor games.

 

HIGH SCHOOL -- As a senior, he earned first-team all-region and all-Palomar League honors at linebacker, and was second-team at running back.  He was second-team all-league on defense as a junior and honorable all-league on offense as a sophomore.  As a senior playing mostly outside linebacker, he was in on 79 tackles (70 solo), with 13 for losses and three sacks and a forced fumble.  He knocked down 20 passes and had 30 quarterback pressures.  On offense, he rushed 132 times for 700 yards and 13 touchdowns, and caught four passes for 76 yards and a score.  He had two kick returns on the year, returning both for TDs (a 74-yard punt return and a 99-yard kickoff return).  As a junior, also at OLB, he made 40 tackles (34 solo), with 16 for losses and seven sacks, to go with two forced fumbles, three recoveries, 13 hurries, 15 passes broken up and a blocked punt.  He gained 683 yards with 8 TDs on offense (97 carries), following up his sophomore year when he had 50 rushes for 438 yards and five scores.  (He had 279 career rushes for 1,821 yards, 6.5 per attempt, with 26 touchdowns.)  Top career games included a smorgasbord effort in a win over Bonita Vista as a senior, when he rushed 13 times for 120 yards and two scores, returned a punt 74 yards for a third TD, and had nine tackles, two for losses including a sack, a forced fumble and three pass deflections.  In a 49-0 win over San Marcos, in just over a half of action, he had 22 rushes for 199 yards and two scores, with seven tackles and two sacks on defense.  Vista was 10-3 his senior year and 11-2 his junior year, winning the Palomar League title both years under coach Chris Hauser; VHS was the Southern CIF champ in 2001 and the runner-up in 2002.  He also lettered twice in track in sprints (bests of 11.3 in the 100 and 23.0 in the 200) and jumps (6-1 high jump best), and played basketball (shooting guard).

 

ACADEMICS -- He is undecided on his major at CU, but is interested in business or architecture.  A two-time San Diego Union-Tribune scholar-athlete award winner (an in-season award for balancing academics and football).

 

PERSONAL -- He was born February 26, 1985 in San Diego, Calif.  His hobbies include reading, lifting weights and playing video games.  He was active in community service in high school, as he was a member of a group that traveled to local high schools that put on skits to warn against the dangers of drunk driving.

 

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