Irish captain Shaun Crawford has not thought about a return for seventh season

Crawford says, right now, he’s just focused on what’s ahead.
Published: Nov. 25, 2020 at 3:38 PM EST
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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - One of the players who has helped the Irish get to the No. 2 slot in the initial College Football Playoff rankings is safety Shaun Crawford.

The captain currently has 34 tackles which is tied for the third most on the team.

But could Crawford stay in the Bend for another year?

This season, all NCAA football players were granted an extra year of eligibility due to the pandemic. If Crawford wanted to, he could return to play for his seventh season wearing the blue and gold next year.

Crawford has had three season ending injuries, which has granted him some medical redshirts.

Crawford says, right now, he’s just focused on what’s ahead.

“I haven’t talked about it at all,” Crawford said. “I haven’t thought about it really. I’m just trying to take it one game at a time. I’m just trying to make the most of these last few moments at Notre Dame. I think we have something special going on here. I just want to focus on that. I really don’t know.”

It will certainly be interesting to see what Crawford decides to do. All that is known is that North Carolina is the next test for the Irish.

That will be a 3:30 PM kick on Friday on ABC.

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