Maxx Crosby may be gone from the Eastern Michigan football program, but the star defensive lineman won’t soon be forgotten.
The 6-foot-5, 247-pound battler ended his Mid-American Conference career as the Eagles’ second all-time leader in tackles for loss (41) and sacks (20), according to the school’s website. In being named first team All-MAC this season, Crosby joined Eagles alums Ron Johnson and Lional Dalton as the only EMU defensive players to ever earn back-to-back First Team All-MAC selections.
Crosby started all 12 games for EMU this season, finishing the year ranked 10th nationally in forced fumbles per game (0.33), and seventh in tackles-for-loss per game (1.6). On the year, he registered 70 tackles, including 7.5 sacks.
The Colleyville High grad’s best game of the season came against San Diego State, when he bagged eight tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks to earn MAC Player of the Week honors. Crosby duplicated that feat during the week of Nov. 12, following his seven tackles, two sacks and touchdown scoring interception performance against Central Michigan.
As a senior at Colleyville, Crosby was tabbed an all-district and all-area performer.