Senior center selected to Valley’s top preseason squad; MSU picked to finish ninth by league’s coaches, media and sports information directors
Linemen Isbell and Bratton joined by Earl and Ellifrits on TonySoftli.com freshman list
Panthers overcome fast start by MSU, which closes 2014 season with 4-8 mark
No. 4 North Dakota State scores 42 unanswered points to send MSU to fourth consecutive setback
MSU rallies from 15-point deficit behind career game from Calan Crowder, but SIU scores final 10 points to earn the win
Talented redshirt freshman running back who had a breakout spring, including 71 yards on 13 carries in the first scrimmage (4/5/14) and 164 yards on 30 carries in three intrasquad games (5.47 ypc).
2013: Redshirted his first season at Missouri State ... Named MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of the Year by coaching staff ... Was named Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week for the game at Iowa (9/7/13).
High School: Rushed for 1,503 yards on 202 carries (7.4 ypc) in 2012 at Bartlesville (Okla.) High -- the second-most yards by a ball carrier in Bruins history ... Scored 11 touchdowns and secured 15 pass receptions for 187 yards and a pair of scores for Coach John McKee as a senior ... Led the Bruins to a 6-4 campaign in 2012 ... Earned All-VYPE North Oklahoma first-team offense honors, all-district, all-conference and all-state honorable mention distinction as well as TulsaWorld all-metro second-team honors ... Also lettered in basketball as a senior.
Personal: Calan Crowder was born 10/22/94 in Tulsa, Okla. ... Son of Demetruis Asphan and Sonta Crowder of Bartlesville, Okla. ... Has a brother, Tristan, and a sister, Trinity ... Undecided on major.