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Virginia Tech football: DaShawn Crawford enters the NCAA transfer portal

Crawford didn’t play much in 2020 due to a knee injury.

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DaShawn Crawford in 2019
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Virginia Tech defensive tackle DaShawn Crawford became the latest Hokie to enter the NCAA transfer portal on Friday.

Crawford came to Virginia Tech as a JUCO transfer in 2019. In his first season with the Hokies, he emerged as a solid and dependable starter. Crawford registered 27 tackles, including six for loss and 3.5 sacks in 2019. He started 11 games for Tech that season.

Unfortunately, Crawford’s 2020 season didn’t go as planned as he missed most of the season with a lingering knee injury.

In new defensive coordinator Justin Hamilton’s defense, Crawford had fallen down the depth chart a bit as Jordan Williams, Norell Pollard and Mario Kendricks had all surpassed him. Williams, a Clemson transfer, is expected to have a huge impact for the Hokies in 2021.

Crawford is one of the player who took advantage of the NCAA granting all athletes an extra year of eligibility due to COVID-19. The 2021 season was going to be Crawford’s sixth season.

We wish DaShawn Crawford the best of luck at his next destination.