Tad Crawford


194 lbs


6' 3"






Apr 16th, 1984

Career Years:






Signed with the Alouettes on Feb. 17.


Tied for 4th with the Lions for most interceptions, knockdowns and 6th for most defensive tackles. Crawford signed with the Alouettes' Feb 17, 2011


Tad played in all 18 games for his third straight season. On July 10th 2009 Tad stepped in for Paul McCallum as the Lions’ kicker,  recording his first CFL points on two converts attempts, as well as making two kickoffs for 108 yards.


Had avoided the sophomore jinx with another fine season in the BC defensive backfield. Saw a great deal of regular duty recording 11 defensive tackles while adding another 12 on special teams. His highlight game of the season came on Aug 8/08 vs Edm when Tad recorded his first career interception and a blocked punt which resulted in a TD by Rick Foley. Always around the ball, Tad recovered two fumbles returning one for seven yards. Played in both playoff games adding a pair of tackles.


Had an outstanding rookie season with BC after being selected by the Lions in the 3rd round of the CFL Draft. Saw increased playing time over the course of the season and wound with 9 defensive tackles, one sack and a fumble recovery at Saskatchewan on Jul 13/07. Recorded 12 special team tackles and added his first career sack vs Montreal on Aug 31/07. Did not miss a game in his rookie season in the CFL.


Crawford finished up a brilliant four-year career at Columbia University (2003-2006) earning First-Team All-Ivy honours last season after leading the team in tackles and finishing third in the conference. The Burlington, Ontario native was the only freshman in 2003 to play in all 10 games for Columbia. He averaged more than 100 tackles in each of his last three seasons.


Tad attended M.M. Robinson High School where he was a four-sport athlete for the Rams. He was captain of his football team for three years and was also voted Male Athlete of the Year three consecutive years. In 2002, Tad was selected as the Senior Football Player of the Year, an All-Canada East All-Star as well as the Hamilton Spectator Athlete of the Year. He majored in Architecture at Columbi.