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NFL Legend Vernon Crawford Takes Head Coaching Role in Massachusetts

Former New England Patriots linebacker Vernon Crawford is the new head football coach at Quincy High School.

A native of Texas City, Texas, Crawford has found a new home as a coach in Massachusetts. This will be his third head coaching job at the high school level, after serving as the head coach at nearby Seekonk and Randolph.

The Pats selected Crawford in the fifth round of the 1997 NFL Draft out of Florida State University. Crawford played three years with the Patriots, mostly contributing on special teams. 

Crawford got into coaching after his NFL career concluded. He joined the Randolph High School coaching staff in 2004, becoming the head coach in 2007. He coached wide receivers at Curry College for three years and returned to high school coaching at Seekonk in 2012.

For over a decade, Crawford has also coached women's professional tackle football during the high school offseason. Since 2016, he has been a coach for the Boston Renegades in the Women’s Football Alliance.


  • Coaching
  • High School Football