#45 Cory Crosby
|HOMETOWN||Cold Spring, Minn. (Rocori)|
2012 (Sr): Captain.
2011 (Jr): Started all 11 games and finished second on the team and 21st in the NSIC in tackles with 74 (28 solo) to earn All-NSIC Second Team honors... Led the team in tackles for loss with 9.5 and was second in yards from tackles for loss with 28... Posted two sacks (-14 yards) and had one interception... Totaled five pass break-ups that tied for a team-high and forced one fumble... Mainstay for the ‘Gang Green’ defense that finished No. 7 in the nation in scoring defense (16.0 points allowed per game)... 2011 Fall Academic All-NSIC.
Recorded a season-best 12 tackles on three occasions and more than 10 tackles four times... Tallied 12 tackles (four solo), which included a career-high three tackles for loss (-8 yards) versus No. 11 Minnesota Duluth (Sept. 24)... Posted 12 tackles (three solo), with one tackle for loss (-1 yard) and his one interception on the season against No. 6 St. Cloud State (Nov. 5)... Finished with 12 tackles (four solo) against Concordia-St. Paul (Oct. 8)... Recorded 10 tackles (five solo) with a tackle for loss (-2 yards) and a pass break-up at U-Mary (Oct. 22)... At Northern State (Oct. 29) Crosby posted six tackles (four solo), two tackles for loss (-2 yards), a sack and forced a fumble... Totaled a season-best six tackles for loss (seven total), which included a sack (-13 yards) in an overtime victory at No. 16 Augustana.
2010 (So): Started all 11 games at linebacker... Earned Second-Team All-NSIC honors... Led the team and ranked second in the NSIC in tackles with 92, 37 of which were solo efforts that also was tops on the team... Totalled 6.5 tackles for loss, forcing the opposing offense back a total of 22 yards... Posted two sacks (-13 yards)... His one interception was returned 10 yards for his first collegiate touchdown... Added a forced fumble that he recovered himself... Was a 2010 Fall Academic All-NSIC Team member.
Posted more than 10 tackles in five games, including a team season-high 15 tackles (seven solo) at Concordia University (Oct. 9)... Crossed the goal line for the first time in his career against Upper Iowa (Oct. 2), adding six tackles (two solo) with 1.5 tackles for loss... Recorded 13 tackles (five solo) against Augustana (Sept. 11)... Finished with 11 tackles against U-Mary (Oct. 23) and at St. Cloud State (Nov. 6)... Forced and recovered a fumble, while adding 10 tackles (four solo) and a sack (-4 yards) at MSU Moorhead (Oct. 16)... Recorded a sack, resulting in nine lost yards with six tackles (five solo) and 1.5 tackles for loss (-11) at Southwest Minnesota State (Sept. 18).
2009 (Fr): Saw action in each of the Beavers’ 11 games and found a place in the starting line up in the last six of his freshman season... Blocked a punt in a 24-19 victory over Winona Sate (9/12/09)... Was third on the team with eight tackles (three solo) in BSU’s 2009 Homecoming game (10/3/09)... Dropped the Concordia University signal-caller eight yards behind the line of scrimmage for his first collegiate sack and recorded a hurry (11/7/09)... Settled into the linebacker corps nicely finishing the season with at least five tackles in six of the Beavers’ last seven contests.
2008 (RS): Sat out entire season as a redshirt.
Prior to BSU: A two-time all-section pick at Rocori High School... He started two seasons, while lettering in football three times... As a senior, Crosby was selected as the Spartans’ Defensive Lineman of the Year and its Defensive MVP... He was also rewarded by being named to the All-Central Lakes Conference football team.
Personal: Born in St. Cloud, Minn. March 29, 1990... Son of Paul and Mary Crosby... Major in chemistry with minors in physics, mathematics and business administration
Tackles: 17 vs. MSU-Moorhead (11/3/12); Solo Tackles: 7, 3x last vs. Northern State (10/13/12); Assisted Tackles: 13 vs. MSU-Moorhead (11/3/12); TFL: 4.5 vs. MSU-Moorhead (11/3/12); Sacks: 2.5, 2x last vs. MSU-Moorhead (11/3/12); PBU: 1, 5x, last at U-Mary (10/22/11); Interceptions: 1 vs. Upper Iowa (10/2/10) and vs. St. Cloud State (11/5/11); Fumbles: Forced 1, 3x, last vs. Northern State (10/13/12); Recovered 1 at MSU Moorhead (10/16/10).