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Bryce Crawford

San José State University
Communication Studies


Bryce Crawford is a two-time Mountain West Scholar-Athlete and a two-time Academic All-Mountain West honoree. In the spring of 2018, he was a San Jose State University Dean’s Scholar and nominated for the 2018 National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Awards program.


San Jose State football Head Coach Brent Brennan: “Bryce Crawford is everything that is right about college football. He takes his academics very seriously. He is an honor roll guy every semester. He works extremely hard at being the best he can be. He’s dependable, on time and a good leader for our team. Guys look up to him. Everything about him—how he treats people day-in and day-out—is just fantastic. He’s got a smile on his face. He’s really engaging with others and usually has something to say.

“He wants to give back. He appreciates and respects his opportunities as a student-athlete and recognizes the potential power and platform he has to positively impact the community. He shows up to everything we have going on—any sort of service. He continues to look for opportunities to give back and contribute to what is happening in a positive way.”


In 2015, Crawford was one of eight San Jose State players who were chosen to meet intensive care patients battling illnesses during the week of the AutoNation Cure Bowl. He worked with ESL (English as a Second Language) children who were behind on their reading levels in an after-school program, participating two times a week for two hours during the fall semester.

From 2016-2018, Crawford visited 10 to 15 Bay Area elementary schools during the school year for two to three hours a week where he worked and played with the kids. He participated in the football team’s public service announcement to those who were or are serving in the military as part of the team’s Veterans Day tribute.

In 2017, he helped residents of the Via Hermosa Senior Housing apartment complex in San Jose with things they needed. He visited the complex twice a week spending two hours with the residents. Crawford also assisted in an Easter egg hunt and field day for boys and girls who came to CEFCU Stadium.

In 2018, Crawford returned to the senior housing complex to visit with familiar faces. In June, he participated in the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event to raise awareness and funds to end violence against women.


In 2018, Crawford was named to the Lou Groza National Place Kicking Award Watch List. As of nomination time, he averaged 43.0 yards per punt and was already ranked 32nd nationally in punting. He was the only 2018 Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) player to rank in the top-50 in punting average (32nd - 43.0), field goals made per game (31st - 1.33) and field goal percentage (35th - .800) in games played through September 15. He has kicked three field goals in a game five times in his career including once so far in 2018. Also handling kickoff duties, Crawford has earned three Mountain West Special Teams Player of the Week honors, ranks sixth on the San Jose State football career scoring list, and has a career long 60-yard punt.

In 2017, he was a Lou Groza National Place Kicking Award semifinalist, FBS co-leader for most field goals of 50 or more yards (5), set the San Jose State single-season and career records for most 50-or-more-yard field goals (5) and named honorable mention All-Mountain West. He began the season with an 83.8% career field goal accuracy rate and ranked 28th (nationally) in field goal accuracy. He was the team’s leading scorer in both 2017 and 2016, and he punted 10 times in 2017, averaging 39.7 yards a punt,

In 2016, he was ranked 12th (nationally) in field goal accuracy.