Justin Crawford

#25 Justin Crawford

RB | Sr. | 6-0 | 200 | Columbus, Ga. | Hardaway HS/Northwest Mississippi CC

  • Big 12 Newcomer of the Year (Coaches, ESPN.com, Athlon Sports)
  • All-Big 12 Second Team (AP, ESPN.com)
  • Doak Walker Award Watch List

2016 (Jr.)

  • Played in all 13 games in 2016 and started four
  • Ranked No. 1 in the Big 12 and sixth nationally in rushing yards per carry, averaging 7.3 yards
  • Ranked No. 3 in the Big 12 and No. 38 nationally in rushing yards, with 1,184
  • Ranked No. 4 in the Big 12 and No. 42 nationally in rushing with 91.1 yards per game 
  • Ranked No. 12 in the Big 12 in all-purpose yards, averaging 96.3 per game
  • Finished with five 100+ yard rushing performances, two for 200 or more yards and one for more than 300 yards
  • Ran for 209 yards with a career-long 63-yard run vs. Baylor
  • Had a career-best 331 yards, third-most in a game in school history, with a career-long of 61 against Oklahoma
  • Had a then career- and game-best 129 rushing yards with one TD and a career-long run of 37 yards vs. Kansas
  • Team-high 13 carries at Oklahoma State, finishing with 80 yards with a long of 20 yards
  • Recorded first career multiple TD game with one rushing and one receiving score at Texas Tech; touchdown reception was the first of his career
  • Gained a game- and career-best 104 yards rushing against Kansas State for second career 100-yard game; scored on a one-yard TD run 
  • Finished with a team-high 86 yards rushing against BYU
  • Finished with 101 yards rushing on 21 carries against Missouri, becoming the first Mountaineer to gain 100+ yards rushing in his career debut since Charles Sims ran for 120 yards on 23 attempts against William & Mary on Aug. 31, 2013

2015 (So.) - Northwest Mississippi CC

  • Led Northwest to its first junior college national championship since 1992
  • 2015 Spalding NJCAA Offensive Player of the Year
  • Two-time NJCAA All-American, all-region and All-MACJC First-Team selection
  • Two-year career totals at Northwest CC show 3,161 yards rushing, an average of 6.7 yards per rush and 30 touchdowns
  • Had 41 receptions for 700 yards and six scores
  • Averaged more than 20 carries per game for his career and is the school’s all-time leading rusher
  • Averaged more than 220 all-purpose yards per game in two-year career
  • As a sophomore, rushed for 1,610 yards, averaging 6.5 yards per carry and 16 touchdowns, to go along with 29 receptions for 394 yards and six TD’s
  • Rushed for a school record 338 yards and four touchdowns against Coahoma
  • Totaled more than 200 yards rushing in three other games
  • MACJC Player of the Week on multiple occasions
  • Three-star recruit by 247 Sports, Rivals, Scout and ESPN
  • 247Sports ranks him as the No. 34 best prospect in junior college, No. 3 running back and No. 6 JC prospect in Mississippi
  • Member of the Rivals Top 100 as their No. 34 top junior college prospect
  • Participated in the 2014 Nike Football Training Camp

2014 (Fr.) - Northwest Mississippi CC

  • Played for coach Jack Wright
  • As a freshman, totaled 1,551 yards rushing and 14 touchdowns
  • His 1,551 yards led the state of Mississippi and was fourth overall in JC
  • Finished with 12 receptions for 306 yards

High School

  • Played his junior and senior seasons of high school football for coach Jeff Battles at Hardaway High in Columbus, Georgia
  • Took snaps as a quarterback, running back, receiver, safety and was the team’s starting punter during his career at Hardaway
  • Team’s offensive player of the year as a senior, having 825 yards rushing, averaging 8.6 yards per carry and seven touchdowns
  • Participated in track and was the Georgia High School State 5A long jump champion (22’ 19”)
  • Basketball standout at Hardaway, averaging more than 12.0 points per game as a senior
  • Scout ranked him as the nation’s No. 42 best running back coming out of high school
  • Played freshman and sophomore seasons at Gainesville High in Florida


  • Birthday is February 19
  • Wife, Kenya and sons, Jaydense and Justin Jr.
  • Son of Daphne Crawford
  • One of seven children
  • Majoring in multidisciplinary studies
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Crawford Named to Doak Walker Watch List

By Mike Montoro | July 20, 2017

West Virginia University football senior running back Justin Crawford was named today to the watch list for the Doak Walker Award, which signifies the top college running back in the nation, as announced by the PwC SMU Athletic Forum.

Football Has Two Selected for Big 12 Honors

By Mike Montoro | July 12, 2017

West Virginia University senior running back Justin Crawford has been named to the Big 12 Preseason All-Conference team and redshirt junior quarterback Will Grier was named the preseason Big 12 Newcomer of the Year, today, as selected by media representatives who cover the league.

Four Named to Player of the Year Watch Lists

By Mike Montoro | July 10, 2017

Four WVU football players were named to the watch list for the 81st annual Maxwell Award and the 23rd annual Bednarik Award Watch List, as announced by the Maxwell Football Club.