Crowder talks spring project, future at Clemson and beyond


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As Tyrone Crowder’s senior year draws to a close and he looks forward to a college football career, he is already preparing for his future after football.

The 6’2, 315-pound offensive guard out of Rockingham (NC) Richmond County is excited about starting his Clemson career in June, but he has a senior project to finish before he can turn his attention to football.

Crowder was in town for Clemson’s annual Orange and White Game last weeked, and he told TigerNet that he is excited about beginning a new chapter in his life, but only after he fulfills all of his graduation requirements.

“I’m really excited. I’m just trying to focus on school because I’ve got a senior project that I have to finish before I can graduate,” Crowder told TigerNet after his visit to Clemson. “I haven’t even really been able to think about Clemson right now because I’ve been so busy. I’m really excited just to come out here and start a new program, meet new people and just see what I can do at Clemson.”

As part of the senior project, Crowder is riding along with local police officers and sheriff’s deputies, and while he has participated in many traffic stops, he said that the officers do their best to keep him away from danger.

“I’m doing it [the project] n police officers- comparing them to sheriff’s deputies. I’m doing ride-alongs with police detectives and sheriff’s deputies,” Crowder said. “Since I’m not an officer, they try to keep me away from most of the bad stuff. I’ve just been riding around and watching traffic stops and writing tickets. They are trying not to put me in danger.”

After spending so much time with local law enforcement, Crowder said that after his football career ends; he hopes to join the federal law enforcement ranks as an FBI agent.

“I want to do something with law enforcement after football. I really want to work for the FBI,” he said.

After the completion of his senior project, Crowder will turn his attention to strength and conditioning in order to return to playing shape for summer workouts and fall camp.

“Just strength and conditioning,” he said. “It’s just been a little work since I have to put all of my hours into my senior project. I’m trying to wrap that up so that I can focus my full attention on football and conditioning.”

Crowder said that he has fulfilled all of the NCAA requirements and he is ready to come to Clemson and make an immediate impact on the field.

“My plan is to come in and play right away,” he said. “The coaches are just telling me to focus and get ready to come out here and work hard and try to take a starting spot.”

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