Larry Crawford
Personal information
Born: (1959-12-18) December 18, 1959 (age 63)
Miami, Florida, U.S.
Career information
College:Iowa State
Position:Defensive back
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • CFL All-Star: 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987
  • Grey Cup champion - 1985

Larry Crawford (born December 18, 1959) is an American former Canadian football player. He was a CFL All-Star four times and was a part of the BC Lions' Grey Cup championship team in 1985.

High school career

Crawford is a graduate of Miami Palmetto High School.[1]

College career

Crawford played college football at the Iowa State University.[2]

Professional career

Crawford played in the Canadian Football League for nine years and in 134 games.[3] He played defensive back for the BC Lions from 1981 to 1989 and for the Toronto Argonauts in 1989.[4][5] He was named a Division All-Star in each season between 1983 and 1987 and was a CFL All-Star four times.[3] Upon his retirement, he ranked second all-time in punt return yards with 4,159 and fifth all-time in interceptions with 52.[3]

Crawford was announced as a member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame 2023 class on March 16, 2023.[3]

Coaching career

Crawford is the defensive back and wide receiver coach at Valley Christian High School located in Cerritos, California.[6]

Personal life

Crawford's son, J. P. Crawford, is a professional baseball player for the Seattle Mariners.[7] His daughter, Eliza, played softball for the Cal State Fullerton Titans and his daughter, Julia played volleyball for the Titans.[6]


  1. ^ "Larry Crawford". Retrieved March 16, 2023.
  2. ^ "Canadian Football Hall of Fame announces class of 2023". TSN. March 16, 2023.
  3. ^ a b c d "Solomon Elimimian, John Bowman headline 2023 CFHOF class". Canadian Football League. March 16, 2023.
  4. ^ "HISTORY >> Year by Year >> 1980-89". Official Site of the BC Lions. Archived from the original on 4 March 2012.
  5. ^ Matsumoto, Rick (September 1, 1989). "Argos release defensive back Larry Crawford". Toronto Star. pp. B.4. Retrieved 31 May 2011.
  6. ^ a b "Humble Crawford accepts call to hall". BC Lions. March 13, 2023.
  7. ^ Ryan Fagan. "MLB Draft 2013: Get to know high school prospect J.P. Crawford - MLB". Sporting News. Retrieved 2013-06-06.