Notebook: Draft long shot is DE who is 33 years old
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The biggest long shot eligible for the NFL draft would also be the oldest player ever drafted. Ball State defensive end Brandon Crawford received All-Mid-American Conference honors, started 39 consecutive games, had 16 career sacks and was a two-year team captain. He is also 33 years old.
"Age has nothing to do with it if you take care of your body," said Crawford, who spent four years in the Marine Corps before enrolling at Ball State.
If Crawford, who turns 34 in August, is drafted, it is believed he would be the oldest player taken since Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Chris Weinke, who was 28 when selected by Carolina in the fourth round of the 2001 draft.
Cleveland running back Chris Jennings has been released from jail while authorities determine whether to file charges over allegations he hit a bouncer outside a Cleveland nightclub. Jennings was arrested early Saturday morning. John O'Brien, a spokesman with the Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Department, said Jennings is accused of punching the bouncer in the mouth because he refused to allow Jennings' friend inside without proper attire.
First Published April 19, 2010 12:00 am