UTM Julian Crutchfield

2015 Lebanon High graduate Julian Crutchfield

2015 Lebanon High grad --

MARTIN -- University of Tennessee at Martin senior defensive end Julian Crutchfield picked up a major preseason honor after being named to The CFB Network All-Ohio Valley First Team.

Hailing from Lebanon, Crutchfield has become a mainstay on the Skyhawk defensive line.

A 2015 graduate of Lebanon High School where he played for former Blue Devil head coach Sam Harp, Crutchfield was an All-District 9AAA selection and played in the Toyota East vs. West All-Star Game.

Crutchfield finished the 2018 season with 41 tackles while creating havoc in the backfield with nine tackles for loss totaling 36 yards – including a pair of sacks.

His nine tackles for loss ranked 16th in the OVC while sitting third on the team. He tallied three games with five more tackles, including a season-high seven tackles against Austin Peay and No. 10 Jacksonville State.

He also notched a pair of tackles for loss against Middle Tennessee while notching a forced fumble against No. 10 Jacksonville State.

A redshirt senior, Crutchfield played in all 11 games for the Skyhawks in 2017, piling up 31 total tackles, including seven solos and 24 assists.

The Skyhawks open the 2019 season Thursday, Aug. 29 against Northwestern State at Hardy M. Graham Stadium.

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