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Jack of the Week: Gralyn Crawford

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By Nick James - bio | email

NACOGDOCHES- (KTRE) – Gralyn Crawford a sophomore wide receiver from Palestine, Texas has speed that kills and that's exactly what happened against the University at Albany last Saturday.  Accounting for 233 yards all-purpose claiming the weekly Jack of the Week honor.  He returned the opening kickoff 92 yards to start the game; it was the first time since 1996 that an SFA player has returned a kickoff to begin a game.

"We came out first home game we knew it was going to be real fun so we just came out with a lot of energy and we just played how we know we can play and we came out with the win," Crawford said.

SFA offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson had a feeling that Crawford was going to break one because he is the most dangerous in the open field.

"I always say the best guy at the slip screens typically is your best punt returner just happened that he returned a kickoff, a punt, and caught a slip screen for a lot of yards so it worked out the way I wanted it to," Dawson said.

For his performance against Albany Crawford, has received national player of the week honors as well as Southland Conference special team's player of the week. 

The Lumberjacks will travel to No. 13 Northern Iowa Saturday for a showdown between two top-25 teams. The game against the Panthers is slated to begin at 4:05 p.m. from the UNI Dome in Cedar Falls.

Gralyn Crawford is your Jack of the Week.

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