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Miami Football 2015 Player Profile: Dallas Crawford

In an effort to keep even the most hardcore Miami fan up to date on their favorite players, SOTU will be running a Player Profile series. In these posts, our writers will profile players from each position that they think should get more face time. They will recap their previous year, or in some cases, preview what may be to come. That way, when the season get's here, you hopefully will have a new found love for the team on the field.

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Dallas Crawford

Senior - DB - 5'10 200 - Ft Myers,  Fl

Converted back to S last season after 2 years as a RB and recorded 35 tackles and 2 pass break ups.

Also serves as the team's holder on XP's and FG's.

Did record an INT back in 2012.

Is hoping to have a greater impact this season.

Will be competing for playing time with players like freshman Jaquan Johnson and Jamal Carter for PT.

Brings a lot of leadership to the table.

Summary: I was really excited when Crawford switched to the defensive side of the ball last year, but he didn't make nearly the impact 'Canes fans had hoped for.  He is a sure tackler, but doesn't appear to have the speed or instincts to break or intercept a lot of passes. I think DC can rebound and be a presence, but he has a tall task just to see consistent playing time with potential stars Carter and Johnson to compete with behind Deon Bush and  Rayshawn Jenkins at the S spots. I do think he will see some time, and definitely be a presence on special teams as well. 30+ tackles and perhaps an INT or two wouldn't be a stretch. But in the end, look for his talented counterparts to get more PT.  If that ends up being the case, don't look for anything but the best from Crawford, as he is a consummate team player.

Stay tuned for more player profiles from SOTU as we count down to kick off.