Crawford named LSWA Defensive Player of the Week

Published 1:57 pm Tuesday, November 2, 2021

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After helping the No. 8 Southeastern Louisiana University football team to a 23-20 victory over McNeese, Lion defensive end Garrett Crawford was selected Louisiana Sports Writers Association Defensive Player of the Week, the LSWA announced on Monday.

Earlier on Monday, Crawford was named Southland Conference Defensive Player of the Week. Crawford is the first Lion to earn LSWA Defensive Player of the Week this season. Quarterback Cole Kelley has won state offensive weekly honors four times, while wide receiver/kick returner Gage Larvadain was named Special Teams Player of the Week on Oct. 11.

In the win over the Cowboys, Crawford finished with eight tackles and led SLU with 2.5 sacks. Through eight games, the Slidell native leads Southeastern with seven tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks.

No. 6 Southeastern will close out its regular season road schedule on Saturday, traveling to No. 22 UIW for a 2 p.m. contest in San Antonio, Texas. With a win, the Lions will clinch at least a share of the Southland Conference championship. The game will be televised on ESPN3, while also being heard in the Hammond area on Kajun 107.1 FM, The Highway 104.7 FM and The Boss 103.7 FM/1400 AM, as well as online at

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