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Gophers lose receiver to track team

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Minnesota’s depth and experience at the wide receiver position has taken a hit, albeit not an out-of-the-blue one.

In a statement Monday, head coach Jerry Kill acknowledged that Devin Crawford-Tufts has decided to leave the Gophers football program to concentrate on track.  The decision was a couple of months in the making, and one that the coach has signed off on.

“Devin and I have met multiple times over the past couple of months, and he has decided to focus on track and field for the upcoming season,” Kill’s statement read. “Devin is a fine young man. We wish him well and will be rooting for him.”

After joining the Gophers’ track team in February, Crawford-Tufts finished fourth in the 60-meter dash at the Big Ten Indoor Championships.

Last season as a sophomore, Crawford-Tufts finished fourth on the team in both receptions (16) and receiving yards (189).  His lone touchdown in 2012 came in the Gophers’ three-point bowl loss to Texas Tech.

For his career, Crawford-Tufts caught 24 passes for 345 yards.

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4 Responses to “Gophers lose receiver to track team”
  1. soundsofsuccess7 says: Jul 30, 2013 6:11 PM

    Says a lot about their football program.

  2. bballnut50 says: Jul 30, 2013 7:06 PM

    What because he has a better future in track? Jerry has the “U” on the right track.

  3. wheezerswin says: Jul 31, 2013 12:08 AM

    Sounds like a smart kid. Not a knock on Gophers. Kill is a great coach and class act. Maybe the young man wants to do what he really enjoys during his college years and not tear up his body or sustain concussions while he’s there.

  4. acmepackers says: Jul 31, 2013 12:34 PM

    Wow, my alma mater continues to do awesome things like lose players to track

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