Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 4/11/12
MINNEAPOLIS Devin Crawford-Tufts has left a lot of things behind. He left a track career with high expectations, some unmet. He left what should be asterisks by the names of the 2011 Minnesota boys state champions in the 100- and 200-yard dashes, events that were his to win before a hamstring injury sidelined him. He left behind a family history, a mother who was a college sprinter at Wisconsin. He left behind the kind of hypotheticals that would tempt any athlete, claims from two of his high school coaches that he'd have a shot at the Olympic trials in the 200 if he put his mind to it. He abandoned those solitary notions, notions he could control in favor of team, in favor of jostling for a spot and allowing his hopes and talent to depend on at least in part on others. Devin Crawford-Tufts chose football. The wide receiver, who was a standout sprinter and football player at Edina High School, will play his sophomore season this fall for the Minnesota Gophers football team. In h...
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