#40

Bryan Crawford

Weight:

204 lbs

Height:

5' 10"

Position:

Running Back

College:

Queen's University

Birthdate:

Feb 18th, 1982

Career Years:

7

Team:

Alumni

Highlights

2009

Bryan rushed 23 yards on 5 attempts and gained 70 receiving yards on 10 attempts. Dressed for all 18 games. Named Special teams captain by his teammates and led the team for 3rd season with 21 Special Teams Tackles Bryan rushed 23 yards on 5 attempts and gained 70 receiving yards on 10 attempts.

2008

Dressed in 17 regular season games missing Week 5 due to hamstring injury…Led the Argos again with 25 ST tackles, fourth in the CFL…Week 4, Dressed as backup RB and played special teams in win vs Edmonton…Recorded 1 carry for 5 yards on a fake punt attempt, was injured on the play and subsequently added to IR with hamstring injury for Week 5…Week 6, Returned to lineup and led all players with 3 ST tackles in win vs Winnipeg…Week 9, Dressed as a backup RB and played special teams…Recorded his first CFL touchdown (01/09/08) on a one-yard run in Labour Day win at Hamilton…Week 13, Dressed as backup RB and played ST… Scored his second TD of the season on a 9-yard run…Finished 2 carries for 19 yards and 1 TD, caught 1 pass for 5 yards and made 3 ST tackles in loss vs Calgary…Week 15, Dressed at backup RB and played ST, tying a personal career-high with 4 ST tackles (10/10/08) in loss at Winnipeg.

2007

Named co-special teams captain along with DS Chris Hardy…Played in all 18 regular season games with Toronto as a RB/FB, starting 7 and seeing significant time on ST…Led Toronto and finished 2nd  in the CFL with 27 ST tackles…Played in both pre-season games versus Montreal…Week 4, recorded a single game career-high 4 ST tackles in Calgary…Week 8, made his first start of the season at RB/FB in place of Jeff Johnson at Winnipeg…Week 12, saw significant time in the backfield in place of an injured Jeff Johnson, making is first reception of the season…Week 14, recorded 1 reception for 15 yards and a season-high 4 ST tackles in win over Edmonton…Week 16, pounced on a key fumble in the first half to set up an Argos field goal in win at Montreal…2007 Playoffs Dressed as backup RB/FB in East Final versus Winnipeg.

2006

Played in 16 regular season games, starting two at RB/FB and ST…Finished season with a career-best 15 ST tackles…Week 2, recorded 3 ST tackles versus Winnipeg… Week 4, recorded 2 key ST tackles versus Winnipeg…Week 11, made first career start at FB in win over Hamilton (04/09/07)… 2006 Playoffs Dressed as backup RB and rotated in to make his first career playoff reception (05/11/06 - 25 yards) and 2 ST tackles in East Semi-Final win over Winnipeg…Dressed and played heavily at FB/TE as well as ST in East Championship versus Montreal.

2005

Drafted in the 5th Round (44th Overall) in the 2005 CFL Canadian Draft.  Signed with Toronto on May 20, 2005…Dressed at backup RB in first pre-season game at Halifax and played special teams recording 2 carries for 14 yards…Week 1, assigned to practice roster and remained on PR until Week 10 …Week 11, made his CFL regular season debut as backup RB and saw action late in the fourth quarter (10/09/05) recording 3 carries for 14 yards…Week 14, dressed as backup RB and made a key special teams tackle in the endzone to earn the Argonauts a single point, was named the ESQ Player of the Game…Week 16, dressed as backup RB and played special teams, recording 2 ST and recovering a Montreal fumble late in the game in win at Olympic Stadium…2005 Playoffs  Dressed as backup RB and played special teams in East Championship versus Montreal.

College

Collected 1,591 yards on 266 rushes (avg. 6.0) and 862 yards on 75 receptions and 17 touchdowns during his career with the Golden Gaels…Tallied 1,163 kickoff return yards on 60 returns and 827 punt return yards on 73 returns…2005 Recorded the fastest 40 at the CFL Evaluation combine…2004 Named CIS Game MVP at CIS East West All-Star game…2002 Named Queen’s Special teams Player of the Year…2001 Named Queen’s Rookie of the Year.

Personal

Bryan is married to Catherine and spent the off-season participating in many of the Argos’ community programs, especially in the Huddle Up Bullying Prevention Program, as well as working for the OUA.  He also organized the “Climb for Cancer” in Hamilton to raise funds and awareness for the Juravinski Cancer Centre. He is the son of Glenn and Elaine and has a younger brother and sister. His brother, Brad, was a running back at the University of Guelph and was the Argos final pick in the 2009 CFL Canadian Draft, and his sister is a defender on the soccer team at University of Buffalo.  “Crawdaddy” won two bronze medals in 2004-05 OUA track championship. While at Barton Secondary School in Hamilton, he was named MVP of Hamilton Steel City Bowl and was team MVP and Athlete of the Year. Bryan has played his entire 7 year career with the Argonauts. He has been heavily involved in many of the Team’s community initiatives that involve the well-being and mentoring of young people. As an active participant of the Argo’s programs such as Huddle up Bullying Prevention, Stop the Violence, Level the Playing Field and Agro Recess, Bryan has had the opportunity to speak at assemblies about his personal experience with bullying, the negative impact it can have and the tools to deal with it. Bryan’s external charity initiatives include ALS Society of Ontario and Right to Play and his personal initiative Climb for Cancer. Climb for Cancer is a fundraising and awareness event that has participants challenging themselves to climb stairs for 1 hour to raise funds and awareness for cancer research and treatment at the Juravinski Cancer Centre in Hamilton, On. When asked why he has chosen to be so involved in his community, Bryan’s response is being a professional athlete is a means by which he can make a greater impact in the community. It’s afforded him a great platform to make a difference in the community he loves so much. Bryan is also the C.F.L.P.A. Representative for the Toronto Argonauts as well as a team captain. He is the link between his teammates and the Club and is humbled by the trust his teammates place in him in allowing him to assist in personal matters.