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Bemidji State's Crosby earns Player of Week honor

BEMIDJI - With a career-high 17 tackles, which included four solo stops, in Saturday’s 35-25 victory over MSU Moorhead, senior Bemidji State linebacker Cory Crosby was named Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Defensive Player of the Week.

The honor is the first for Crosby, the third conference weekly award for a Beaver this season and marks the first time since 2006 that BSU has had an NSIC Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Player of the Week in the same season.

In addition to a 17 tackles, Crosby also established career-highs for assisted tackles (13), tackles for loss (4.5) and matched his career-high for sacks with 2.5. His tackles for loss set back the Dragon offense 23 yards. The 4.5 tackles for loss also matched an NSIC high-water mark for 2012.

The 17 tackles pushed his season total to 100 (41 solo). He is one of just four NSIC players to reach the century mark this season and sits fourth in the league in total tackles. His 13.5 tackles for loss this season ranks tied for fourth in the NSIC. Crosby’s 5.0 quarterback sacks this season sits tied for seventh in the league.

Crosby moved up the charts in the BSU record book with his performance and now has 318 career tackles to jump two spots into fifth all-time at Bemidji State. He also moved into fifth on the assisted tackles list with 190, while his 128 solo tackles is 10th at BSU.

The 4.5 tackles for loss propelled Crosby from out of Bemidji State’s top 10 to tie for sixth on the career tackles for loss list with 33.0. His 33 tackles for loss has resulted in 129 lost yards and ranks 10th at BSU.