The Tacoma, Wash., native made 165 career tackles for the Beavers, including 51 tackles-for-loss and 22.5 quarterback sacks. He ranks third all-time at OSU for tackles-for-loss and fourth for quarterback sacks. He was named a 2013 Pac-12 Conference Second Team honoree and was a First Team member in 2012 and an Honorable Mention pick in 2011. Crichton started 37 of 38 career games after redshirting in 2010. Crichton, a two-time semifinalist for the Hendricks Awards and a 2011 Freshman All-American, is the first Beaver defensive lineman to make himself eligible for the NFL Draft and the fifth OSU player overall prior to his senior season of eligibility. He joins wide receiver Brandin Cooks from this past season, running backs Jacquizz Rodgers in 2010 and Steven Jackson in 2004, and cornerback Brandon Browner in 2005.
Scott Crichton (pronounced CRY-ton) has established himself as a fixture at defensive end for years to come ... athleticism reminds Beaver fans of former All-American DeLawrence Grant ... has added considerable bulk since his arrival as a freshman in 2010 ... chosen to Phil Steele's preseason All-Pac-12 Second Team.
Scott had a phenomenal season as a redshirt freshman earning Freshman All-America consideration from multiple media outlets ... selected to the Freshman All-America First Team by CBSSports.com, Yahoo! Sports, Phil Steele, College Football News and Sporting News ... Phil Steele Midseason First Team All-Pac-12 and honorable mention All-American ... selected as Pac-12 All-Conference honorable mention ... named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week for Oct. 24 following win over Washington State (7 tackles, 2 TFLs, sack, 2 forced fumbles, 1 BrUp) ... among four college football standouts that advanced to the finals of the All-Star Performance of the Year by Intersport following OSU's win over Washington (5 tackles, 3 TFLs, 2 sacks, 1 forced fumble) ... set Oregon State single season record with six forced fumbles - leading the nation among freshmen ... set season-high with 12 tackles in Civil War ... also tallied 11 tackles and two tackles-for loss against UCLA ... finished the season with 74 tackles including 14.5 TFLs - tops in the nation among freshmen - and a team-leading six sacks ... ... his teammates voted him the most improved player at the end of the season with QB Sean Mannion.
Redshirt ... named the defensive scout team co-MVP.
Three-year letterman at defensive end and linebacker ... Narrows League Defensive MVP with 78 solo tackles ... Washington 4A First Team All-State ... Tacoma Weekly Player of the Year ... Rivals three-star athlete and rated the 44th best defensive end prospect in the nation ... also played tight end at Foss.
Born October 30, 1991 in Tacoma, Washington ... son of Lucky and Malama Crichton ... has one sister, RaeAnn ... has two brothers, Derek and Darryl ... chose Oregon State because "it's a great environment with great players and coaches" ... studying human development and family sciences.
05/12/2014 - A closer look at the Vikings' picks: Round 3/72 - Scott Crichton, DE, 6-3, 272, Oregon State...Claiming "you can never have enough pass rushers" in the NFC North, general manager Rick Spielman gave Zimmer another weapon to use in his defensive line rotation. The prototypical high-motor guy, Crichton can rush from either end spot or inside in nickel packages. - The Sports Xchange