Casey Crawford
No. 84, 89
Position:Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1977-08-01) August 1, 1977 (age 46)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Height:6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight:255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High school:Bishop Denis J. O'Connell
(Arlington, Virginia)
College:Virginia
Undrafted:2000
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receptions:5
Receiving yards:57
Receiving TDs:1
Player stats at PFR

Casey Stuart Crawford (born August 1, 1977) is a mortgage banker and former American football tight end who played three seasons in the National Football League (NFL) with the Carolina Panthers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He played college football at the University of Virginia and attended Bishop Denis J. O'Connell High School in Arlington County, Virginia.[1] He was a member of the Buccaneers team that won Super Bowl XXXVII.

Professional career

Crawford was rated the 11th best tight end in the 2000 NFL Draft by NFLDraftScout.com. The website also projected that he would be selected in the sixth or seventh round of the Draft.[2]

Crawford played from 2000 to 2001 with the Carolina Panthers of the NFL. He appeared in eleven games for the Panthers, starting one. He recorded five receptions and one receiving touchdown.[1] Crawford was released by the Panthers on September 1, 2002.[3]

On September 10, 2002, he was signed to the practice squad of the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers.[3] He appeared in four games for the Buccaneers.[1] The Buccaneers won Super Bowl XXXVII 48–21 against the Oakland Raiders on January 26, 2003. Crawford retired in March 2003.[3]

Personal life and business career

Crawford founded the mortgage company Movement Mortgage in 2008 and led its growth to approximately $13 billion in originations by 2017.[4][5][6] He publishes a personal website with thought leadership videos and business updates at CaseyCrawford.com.[7] He was named a regional finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2015.[8] In April 2016, he appeared on the CNBC news and talk show Squawk Box.[9][10] Crawford is also an active role model for post-professional football business success for the NFL Player Engagement organization.[11] In 2018, Crawford was named the John Maxwell Transformational Leader Award recipient.[12] He is a Christian and has devoted a portion of the profits from his business to a nonprofit foundation that funds community centers and charter schools in economically underserved areas.[13][14] He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with his wife, Michelle, and their two daughters. Crawford is an active philanthropist and enjoys Brazilian jiu-jitsu, CrossFit and hunting.[15]

References

  1. ^ a b c "CASEY CRAWFORD". profootballarchives.com. Archived from the original on September 9, 2015. Retrieved August 31, 2014.
  2. ^ "Casey Crawford". nfldraftscout.com. Retrieved August 16, 2017.
  3. ^ a b c "Casey Crawford". kffl.com. Archived from the original on December 4, 2014. Retrieved August 31, 2014.
  4. ^ Gaffney, Jacob (May 1, 2018). "Larger than life: Casey Crawford at Movement Mortgage". HousingWire.
  5. ^ Perlberg, Heather; Gittelsohn, John (June 16, 2015). "This Former NFL Player's $8 Billion Mortgage Lender Started With a Google Search". bloomberg.com. Archived from the original on February 25, 2016. Retrieved February 23, 2016.
  6. ^ Pitt, Sofia (August 21, 2015). "Former NFL player cashes in on nonbank lending". cnbc.com. Archived from the original on February 23, 2017. Retrieved February 23, 2017.
  7. ^ "Official Website of Casey Crawford".
  8. ^ McFadden, Jonathan (May 13, 2015). "5 Charlotte-area CEOs named finalists on Ernst & Young entrepreneur list". charlotteobserver.com. Archived from the original on February 25, 2016. Retrieved February 25, 2016.
  9. ^ Burns, Hilary (April 8, 2016). "CNBC Squawk Box shoots at Movement Mortgage". Charlotte Business Journal. Archived from the original on August 16, 2017. Retrieved April 15, 2016.
  10. ^ "CNBC's 'Squawk Box' to broadcast from Movement Mortgage in Indian Land". charlotteobserver.com. April 7, 2016. Archived from the original on April 15, 2016. Retrieved April 15, 2016.
  11. ^ Zimmerman, Lisa. "Never heard of Casey Crawford? Well, this NFL Legend founded a multibillion-dollar business". nflplayerengagement.com. Archived from the original on February 25, 2016. Retrieved February 25, 2016.
  12. ^ Wilson, Jen (August 8, 2018). "CBJ Morning Buzz: Movement CEO wins national award". Charlotte Business Journal.
  13. ^ O'Daniel, Adam (May 1, 2015). "Casey Crawford wants to give it all away. He means it". bizjournals.com. Archived from the original on August 16, 2017. Retrieved February 25, 2016.
  14. ^ Johnson, Bryce (January 28, 2015). "Unpackin' It: Casey Crawford discusses faith, football and business". sportsspectrum.com. Archived from the original on March 6, 2015. Retrieved March 6, 2015.
  15. ^ "LEADERSHIP". movement.com. Archived from the original on February 25, 2016. Retrieved February 25, 2016.