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Outlaws mini-camp notes
December 12, 2000

OUTLAWS ADD CRAWFORD: On Monday, the Las Vegas Outlaws added LB Mike Crawford, who some Nevada football fans might remember from his college days patrolling the field for the University of Nevada Wolfpack. Crawford was the MVP of the 1996 Las Vegas Bowl, registering 14 tackles, forcing a fumble and recording an interception against the Wolfpack’s 18-15 win over Ball State. The 6-4, 245 “Sam” linebacker was a sixth-round selection by the Miami Dolphins in the 1997 NFL Draft, with Crawford appearing in various special teams capacities over the course of two injury-riddled seasons at Miami.

He’s healthy now, and Outlaws Head Coach Jim Criner is excited to have him on the team: “Mike is a big-play linebacker who was hampered by injuries during his years with the Dolphins. He has the talent to play top-level professional football, and that’s what we’re giving him a chance to do in Las Vegas. He really impressed us during his workouts with his size and intelligence, and we will look to slot him into our SAM (strong-side) linebacker position.”

Crawford’s addition was made possible due to DE Martin Harrison and OT Scott Brumfield, who are contemplating retirement from professional football, being added to the XFL Reserve-Did Not Report list. In another roster move, WR Randall Lane, formerly of Purdue University, was added to the league’s Injured Reserve and sent home to rehab a strained right hamstring.

NUMBER CHANGES: Outlaws S Toby Wright came to the aid of a teammate in need Monday, as the NFL veteran from Nebraska traded jerseys with CB Kevin Scott. Wright, who was assigned jersey #3 (his college number), generously traded his number to former Stanford Cardinal standout Scott, who refused to wear his assigned #32 due to “a moral issue.” After some investigation, it came to light that Scott conscientiously objects to wearing O.J. Simpson’s former number.

Wright, who wore #32 during his six NFL campaigns with the St. Louis Rams in order to pay homage to his idol, Jack Tatum, felt even better about being a good Samaritan and giving his teammate moral peace of mind when informed that #32 happens to be Vince McMahon’s favorite number.


5:45 - Wake-up/Tape
6:30 - 7:45 - Breakfast
8:15 - Bus Departs for A.M. Practice
8:30 - 10:50 - Practice
11:00 - Bus Departs for Hotel/Gold’s Gym (Weights – WR/RB/DB/K/QB)
12:30 - Lunch/Tape
2:10 - Position Meetings
2:30 - Bus Departs for Practice
3:00 - 4:30. - Practice
4:40 - Bus Departs for Hotel
6:00 - Dinner
7:30 - 10:00 - Meetings/Video Review
11:00 - Lights Out

WEDNESDAY’S PRACTICE SCHEDULE CHANGED: Outlaws Head Coach Jim Criner has adjusted the team’s Wednesday schedule in order to give the players some rest and to reward them for two days of intense practice sessions and punctuality to team meetings. The players will be allowed on Wednesday to sleep in until 7:00 a.m., and the morning practice will be moved back to 10:00 a.m. at Foothill High School in Henderson. There will be NO AFTERNOON PRACTICE session on Wednesday, with the squad having a late lunch and early meetings in the afternoon, and a rare evening off.

Thursday and Friday’s schedule will mirror Tuesday’s, while Saturday’s slate, the final day of camp, will mimic Wednesday’s. Most players will then depart Las Vegas on Saturday afternoon, following Saturday’s late morning session.

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