Q&A With ODU Football's Jeff Crawford

April 17, 2009
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

April 17, 2009

A weekly Q&A with an Old Dominion University football player


Jeff Crawford

Defensive Line

6-0, 255, Fr.

Virginia Beach, Va.

Green Run HS


When did you begin playing football?

When I was 5 years old in peewee football


Who has had the greatest impact on your career?

My father, Coach Daryl Cherry my high school line coach and Coach Jeff Magowhan my high school defensive coordinator.


Why did you choose to attend ODU?

Because I’m from the area and grew up around here


What has been the biggest difference between high school football and college football?

Everything because to me college football is totally different


What has it been the best part about being a member of ODU’s first football team in over 60 years?

Being able to step out in front of the fans and play


If you could play another position what would it be and why?

Linebacker because all of my favorite football players in the NFL are linebackers


Favorite sports other than your own?

Wrestling and baseball


After meeting Coach Wilder for the first time, what were your thoughts?

This is a coach who wants the best for his kids and wants to win for the school


After meeting your position coach for the first time, what were your thoughts?

This is going to be a great five years of learning


Do you have a pre-game ritual, if so what is it?

I listen to my IPod and eat a power bar


What is your funniest memory from an ODU practice thus far?

None because I’m all business


If you could line up opposite any player in the NFL and go 1-on-1, who would it be and why?

Darnell Dockett of the Arizona Cardinals so he could teach me his moves


What song is stuck in your head right now?

Let the bodies hit the floor by drowning pool


What is your dream job?

Playing and starting in the NFL


What is your most valued possession?

My Virginia Beach Male Athlete of the Year awards


What is your favorite place to eat on campus?

Café 1201