WVU Football: Justin Crawford To Skip Bowl Game; Preparing For NFL Draft

Justin Crawford has played his final game as a member of the WVU football team.

On Thursday, it was announced that the Mountaineers running back will be skipping WVU’s Heart of Dallas Bowl appearance against the Utah Utes.

Crawford has instead decided to focus on preparing for the 2018 NFL Draft.

#WVU RB Justin Crawford (1061 rush yds) won't play in the Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl vs #Utah & instead will focus on his prep for the 2018 NFL Draft.

— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) December 15, 2017

In his two years with West Virginia, Crawford rushed for 2,245 yards and 12 total touchdowns.

Crawford is not the first star rusher to choose to skip out on his team’s bowl game. Earlier in the day, Oregon’s Royce Freeman announced he would be skipping the Las Vegas Bowl.

Kickoff for the Las Vegas Bowl is set for 1:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.

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