Justin Crosier to play in OCF Senior Bowl
Justin Crosier selected to play in Ohio Army National Guard Senior Bowl
January 9, 2012
BLUFFTON, Ohio - Bluffton University senior Justin Crosier (Columbus/Hamilton Township) has been selected to play in the Ohio Army National Guard Senior Bowl III on April 14, 2012 in Columbus' Crew Stadium. He is the first Beaver to play in the annual all-star contest sponsored by the Ohio Army National Guard and Ohio CollegeFootball.com. Kick-off is slated for 1:30 p.m.
Columbus Crew Stadium, located at One Black & Gold Blvd., will be open during normal business hours, Monday - Friday. All tickets are general admission and are $12.00 presale and $15.00 the day of the game. Children under 2-years of age are free.
Justin Crosier, a Second Team All-Ohio selection by OhioCollegeFootball.com for Division 3 following his final campaign on the gridiron, was also named Second Team All-North Region by D3Football.com for the second straight season. Crosier was Bluffton's first-ever two-time All-North Region selection by D3football.com.
Crosier took home his second consecutive first team All-Heartland Conference honor after leading the Beavers to their best season since 2004. For the second straight year, Crosier led the HCAC in tackles-for-a-loss (16.5) and he was second in the conference with six sacks. The pre-season All-American nose tackle equaled Jake Luthy for second on the team with 56 stops after topping the Beavers (63 tackles) in 2010.
He ended his career first all time with 50.5 TFL's and seventh all time with 219 total tackles. Crosier also finished with 15.5 sacks, six quarterback hurries, four forced fumbles and two blocked kicks. He was a three-time All-HCAC performer, earning honorable mention as a sophomore.