At BC: In his final season, looks to be BC's top receiver...the Eagles' best "deep" threat...has excellent hands and superb quickness...will play a major role in the offensive scheme...finished off a strong spring with three catches for 42 yards in the spring game. 1998 Season: Played in five games...grabbed six receptions for 73 yards and one touchdown...had a season-high two catches against West Virginia...longest reception of season was 22 yards against Notre Dame...caught only TD pass against Syracuse.
1997 Season: Played in nine games, catching 17 passes for 205 yards and two touchdowns...made a season-high four receptions against Army; his catches yielded 61 yards and a third-quarter touchdown... made three receptions, including a nine-yard TD catch in the third quarter, in a home win over West Virginia... followed that effort with a three-reception effort at Rutgers...made two catches in three different games -- against Cincinnati and Georgia Tech, and at Notre Dame; made a season-long 30-yard reception in the third quarter against the Irish...made a 27-yard catch against Miami...the speedy Crittenden also returned 10 kickoffs for 176 yards...he returned four kicks against Notre Dame for 63 yards, including one for 23 yards...had a season-best 34-yard kickoff return against Cincinnati...also returned two punts.
1996 Season: Made his mark on the Eagle offense with five pass receptions for 38 yards... had his best showing in the Notre Dame game when he caught a pair of aerials for 19 yards...was a big contributor in the kick return department, subbing for injured senior Kenyatta Watson...he brought back 14 punts for 101 yards -- including a 34-yarder vs. Hawaii, just the second punt return of his BC career...later in that same game against the Rainbows, he returned a punt 23 yards, enabling the Eagles to start a game-winning drive in the game's final minute...on kickoff returns, he led the team with 19 for 358 yards -- a 18.8 average...he also had a super day running back kickoffs at Hawaii's Aloha Stadium, returning three for 66 yards, including his season high return of 34.
1995 Season: Although he traveled with the Eagles to several away games, he did not see any game action and thus preserved a year of eligibility.
High School: Led Annandale to two consecutive state championships... was a three-year starter for the tradition-rich football school... Earned Blue Chip Illustrated All-America honors as a defensive back...captured All-State first team honors as a senior...a three-time All-District selection and a two-time All-Region choice... earned Washington Post All-Metro Team accolades...earned 1994 Pigskin Club All-Metropolitan honors...led Annandale to 26 consecutive victories...served as team captain for head coach Dick Adams...had 250 receiving yards in 1994...scored eight touchdowns as a senior, including two on punt returns and two on kickoff returns...recorded seven interceptions as a senior...a versatile performer who was a wide receiver, defensive back, return specialist, punter and kicker in 1994...also competed in basketball, soccer, and track and field.
Personal: Derrick Alan Crittenden, born February 9, 1977...enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences, where he has chosen sociology as his major field of study...Derrick's older brother, Ray, played for the New England Patriots and his sister Monica attended the University of New Mexico on a track scholarship...Derrick is the youngest of Deborah and Raymond Crittenden's three children.
Career Stats Year No. Yards Avg. TD Long 1996 5 38 7.6 0 17 1997 17 205 12.1 2 30 1998 6 73 12.2 1 22 TOTALS 28 315 11.3 3 30