CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (October 12, 2015) – University of North Carolina (UNC) freshman defensive tackle Aaron “Bam Bam” Crawford will have season-ending surgery on Thursday to repair a fractured left foot he suffered last week in practice. Crawford played in two games and had six tackles. The Tar Heels will apply for a medical red-shirt on his behalf.
Crawford was praised by the UNC Head Coach Larry Fedora, staff, and players for his great efforts and work in the preseason. Crawford made the 1250 club as a freshman. A a 6-foot-1, 310-pound Ashburn native, Crawford picked UNC over the Cavaliers and several other universities. The UNC football staff believes that Crawford was and would have been a key defensive contributor this season. Crawford entered UNC ranked as the No. 17 prospect in Virginia and the No. 27 defensive tackle prospect, according to the 247Sports Composite ranking for the class of 2015.
Crawford was a defensive standout at Stone Bridge High School in Ashburn and gained his strength and agility by training at Stone Bridge and at Performance Edge in Lansdowne, VA and Mase Training in Sterling, VA.
Let’s all keep Aaron in our prayers for a successful surgery this week and for a healthy, safe, and speedy recovery, so he can come back to the game he loves stronger than ever!
VivaLoudoun: We Live For Loudoun™