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Flying Way Under The Radar: Terriun Crump


Terriun who? Well, he was a new name on me as well until I watched the first installment of the excellent video series over at the Bear's website, taking a look at the recent rookie mini camp.

The first episode featured wide receiver Crump as he arrived for his first day at Halas Hall, and while he may be a long shot to make the final roster, he just might be catching passes at Soldier Field one day.

Crump went undrafted this year, but the Bears later decided to sign him as a free agent. He was born in the Chicago area, and went to Rich Central High school, where he set a school record with 192 receiving yards in a single game.

He played three years of college football at Western Illinois University, where he finished his career with 135 receptions for 2,067 yards and 11 touchdowns. In his senior year he was named the team's most valuable player.

Crump is well sized at 6'3 and 220 lbs, and at his pro day he ran a 4.64 for the 40-yard dash.

While watching the rookie mini camp video on the Bear's site, Crump came across as a very down to earth young man. He spoke about his love of the Chicago Bears, pointing out that he and friends would play ball in the yard and he'd pretend to be Walter Payton. So this whole experience, however daunting, must be a dream come true for the 22-year old.

But let's be honest for a moment. The Bears currently have more wide receivers on their books than they know what to do with, but I'd love to see a player like Terriun Crump get a shot at making the team, and who knows; he might be that diamond in the rough that every coach in the NFL is looking for.

Here, for your viewing pleasure are some highlights from Crump's 2011 college season: