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It's Official:Crawford Leaves Kansas Football

Nothing that wasn't expected here as it's been rumored for some time now, but now the word has officially dropped from the AD.


July 24, 2009 - LAWRENCE, Kan. - Kansas running back Jocques Crawford has left the football team and is in the process of transferring to a lower division football program, it was announced by Jayhawk head coach Mark Mangino on Friday.

"Jocques was looking for an opportunity to get more playing time," Mangino said.  "We support his decision and wish him well."

Crawford spent one season at KU, playing in all 13 games in 2008.  As a backup running back, he rushed 62 times for 232 yards and four touchdowns.  His best game was a 44-yard, one-touchdown on 10 carries performance against Texas Tech.  He also rushed for 43 yards against Sam Houston State and for 42 yards against Texas.

Crawford was also a regular on KU special teams and was credited with nine tackles on the season.

The 6-1, 230-pound, Memphis, Tenn. native transferred to Kansas from Cisco Junior College, where he was the National Junior College Athletic Association Offensive Player of the Year in 2007.