Veteran Canadian NFLer Tyrone Crawford expected to retire

After nine seasons as a contributor along the Dallas Cowboys defensive line, Canadian NFL standout Tyrone Crawford is calling it a career, according to his head coach Mike McCarthy.

Dallas selected Crawford in the third round, 81st overall during the 2012 NFL draft. He has played all nine seasons with America’s Team, starting 79 of the 112 totals games he’s suited up in. The Windsor, Ontario native has notched 194 tackles, 25 sacks, six passes knocked down, forced three fumbles and recovered three more.

The Catholic Central High School product went from Canada to junior college at Bakersfield College and after garnering first-team All-America status, earned a scholarship to Boise State University. During two seasons with the Broncos, Crawford produced 76 tackles, 27 tackles for loss, 13.5 sack, four forced fumbles and one pass knockdown in 25 games.

The 31-year old defensive end has battled injuries the last several season but will retire as among the most successful Canadians to ever play in the NFL, earning more than $47 million dollars in the process.

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