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Arts & Life
The Clarion \ February 26, 2020
Football star Brandon Crawford
By Aia Andonovska
Brandon Crawford, of Decatur, Georgia, is
all set to graduate in May of 2020. He found
Brevard because he knew he wanted to play
football in college. At the beginning of his
football career, he was an offensive lineman,
and when new coaches came in, he changed
positions to defensive lineman.
“Since my football career, I’ve seen a lot
of ups and downs, but the highlight of my
football career was definitely senior year.
Finishing the season 8-2 is the best season
Brevard College has seen so far. I’m honored
to have been a part of that,” Crawford said.
Crawford and the team were granted the
opportunity to travel to Pittsburgh for a bowl
game with the school. He says that this was
the best way to end the season and he couldn’t
ask for a better ending to his senior year and
his football career.
Post-season, Crawford was invited to a D2
bowl game in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
He accepted the invitation and showcased his
talents surrounded by his family.
Since being at Brevard, Crawford has studied
business and organizational leadership, and
also minored in art. If you’ve noticed the new
lights around campus, you can thank Crawford
and some other students for that. While taking
a business course, he and other students came
up with a plan to implement better lighting
throughout the campus.
“Part of the project included research,
and part of the research process was to go
to another school and compare the lighting
situation there,” Crawford said. “Before we
even went to the other school, we counted all
the lights on our campus.”
“All the ones that had no bulbs or that were
dim were taken note of We traveled to Mars
Hill University and walked around their
campus for about an hour and half, counting
lights and also taking note of the dimness and
brightness of those,” Crawford said. “When
I started to see the new lights appear on our
campus, I felt like it was a long time coming.
Nevertheless, I was happy to be a part of the
transformation of the campus.”
Crawford made long lasting relationships
during his time at Brevard College. One such
relationship is with his mentor, Ray Henley.
Henley has guided Crawford through school
and been a listening ear, something that
Crawford is grateful for. Another thing that
Crawford is proud of, considering relationships,
is his time spent being an RA in Jones Hall. He
enjoyed being in a leadership position, as he
feels that he was fit for that role and he could
also mentor his residents.
“I have valued the bonds made through
everyday encounters. I also loved experiential
education and the class size, because I believe
it to be the most beneficial for my future. The
mountains and the area were also a plus,” said
Crawford of the the things he has enjoyed most
When asked if he could change anything
about his college experience, he said, “I
wouldn’t change a thing!” Concerning
freshmen, his advice to them would be to
“live their life, and when there is no fun,
Upon graduating in May, Crawford plans
on taking a trip to Jamaica to celebrate all
his hard work and achievements. He has an
internship lined up for the fall with Delta
Airlines in Atlanta.
“I look forward to learning about the
industry and stepping into the workforce,”
said Crawford. Overall, Crawford has seen a
lot of people come and go and talk about how
boring Brevard College is, but he believes that
it is what you make of it!
Courtesy of Aia Andonovska
Brandon Crawford speaking at a pep rally with his team.