Marcus Crandell

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Marcus Crandell
Saskatchewan Huskies
Born: (1974-06-01) June 1, 1974 (age 44)
Charlotte, North Carolina
Career information
CFL status International
Position(s) QB
Height5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight205 lb (93 kg)
College East Carolina
High school Roanoke
Hand Right
Career history
As coach
20092010 Saskatchewan Roughriders (Offensive Assistant)
20112012 Edmonton Eskimos (OC/QB coach)
2012 Edmonton Eskimos (QB coach)
2014 Ottawa Redblacks (QB coach)
2017–present University of Saskatchewan Huskies (OC)
As player
19971999 Edmonton Eskimos (CFL)
2000 Scottish Claymores (NFLE)
2001 Memphis Maniax (XFL)
20012004 Calgary Stampeders (CFL)
20052008 Saskatchewan Roughriders (CFL)
Awards 2001 Grey Cup MVP

Marcus Crandell (born June 1, 1974) is a former professional Canadian football quarterback who is currently the offensive coordinator of the Saskatchewan Huskies of the University of Saskatchewan. He played 11 seasons for the Edmonton Eskimos, Calgary Stampeders and Saskatchewan Roughriders from 1997 to 2008 while also spending time in NFL Europe and the XFL. Crandell was named the Grey Cup Most Valuable Player after the Stampeders won the 89th Grey Cup in 2001. He also won a Grey Cup championship with the Roughriders in 2007 as the team's backup quarterback.

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Early life

Crandell played high school football at Roanoke High School, located in Robersonville, NC. He went on to play college football at East Carolina University, where he established more than 30 passing and offensive records. He was a candidate for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award in 1996. He led the Pirates to two post-season bowl appearances, including a 19-13 victory over Stanford in the 1995 Liberty Bowl.

Roanoke High School was a Public School in Martin County, North Carolina. It was one of four high schools in Martin County Schools. Because of consolidation, the school's student population was merged with Bear Grass High School in 2010-2011. Roanoke High School and Bear Grass High School merged to form South Creek High School in 2010.

Robersonville, North Carolina Town in North Carolina, United States

Robersonville, incorporated in 1872, is a town located in Martin County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 1,488 at the 2010 census. Robersonville is located in North Carolina's Inner Banks region. It is home to the East Carolina Motor Speedway.

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Professional career

His professional career has included CFL stops at Saskatchewan as well as Edmonton and Calgary, a stint in NFL Europe with the Scottish Claymores, and a season with the XFL's Memphis Maniax.

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Crandell entered the CFL by signing with the Eskimos on May 6, 1997. He dressed for 35 games before being granted free agency on Feb. 16, 2000. Crandell then quarterbacked the Memphis Maniax of the now-defunct XFL and the Scottish Claymores of NFL Europe in 2000. But after failing to stick with the Kansas City Chiefs and Green Bay Packers, he signed a free agent pact with the Stampeders on May 31, 2001. He won a Grey Cup with the Stampeders in 2001 and spent a total of four seasons with Calgary. He signed as a free agent with the Roughriders in March 2005 and also spent four seasons with the team, primarily as a backup, winning a Grey Cup championship in 2007.

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89th Grey Cup

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Coaching career

Crandell was hired by the Roughriders as an offensive assistant on July 7, 2009. [2]

In 2011, he became the Offensive Coordinator of the Edmonton Eskimos. He was demoted to quarterbacks coach midway through the 2012 season and did not return to the Eskimos coaching staff in 2013.

For the 2014 season, Crandell joined the expansion Ottawa Redblacks as their quarterbacks coach. He became the offensive coordinator of the Saskatchewan Huskies of the University of Saskatchewan in 2017. [3]

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References

  1. Records - East Carolina Panthers
  2. "Crandell joins Roughriders coaching staff". The Sports Network . TSN.ca. Retrieved 2009-07-07.
  3. Healy, don (May 1, 2017). "Crandell joins Huskies as team re-makes coaching staff". thestarphoenix.com. Retrieved July 18, 2017.